Eric Myers Jazz

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OBITUARIES

This folder includes obituaries for jazz musicians or persons of significance to the Australian jazz community, written by several contributors. Click on the INDEX box to access a list of obituaries contained in this folder.

 
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OBITUARY: WARWICK (WOCKA) DYER 1928-1955

by William H Miller

Norm Linehan's Australian Jazz Picture Book 1980

I was glad to accede to the Editor’s request to write Warwick Dyer’s obituary for the Quarterly for, like everyone who knew him, I felt his death deeply. It was not until later that I realised that I was really well qualified for the task as being one of the very few who knew Warwick well in his legal capacity as well as a jazzman. As is so often the way it was not until Warwick was no longer with us that we realised just how much he meant…

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OBITUARY: ROLF STUEBE 1964-1996

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1996

Rolf Stuebe was born in Bathurst, NSW, on June 14, 1964, and died in Balmain, Sydney on February 13, 1996, aged 31. His death was accidental, following a heroin overdose…

 

 

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OBITUARY: WALLY WICKHAM 1924-1996

by Bruce Johnson

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1996

Wally Wickham was born in Sydney on February 10, 1924, and died in Sydney on March 17, 1996, of cancer, aged 72. This is not a subjective ‘appreciation’ of Wally. I could write that, and it would be warm with respect and affection, based on numerous gigs with him over the years including what I think was probably his last. Apart from the musical gratifications of working with him, if I were writing a eulogy, it would include reference to the sense of privilege and excitement I experienced when I began doing gigs with him and his colleagues in the 70s...