JOHN WILLIAM BALDRY TRIBUTES - January 12, 1941 - July 21, 2005 - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | home

'Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, I feel like he was no stranger. You donít hear the music of a person like Long John for decades without getting some sense of his beauty as a person. On behalf of everyone who was enriched by the fruits of his life, please accept my personal condolences for the loss of your friend and pass them along to the other friends and family of Mr. Baldry. To the spirit of John William Baldry, Iíd like to say, 'Thank You Long John', for the gifts that you so generously shared with us. Although the world is a darker place in your absence, your light will continue to shine in the hearts of everyone who was fortunate enough to know you personally and all who hear your music. Let us all join in and sing along with you: 'Ainít It Good to Be Alive!' For us, you will live forever. 'Long John ain't dead, he's only a-sleeping, Patiently waiting for Jesus to come.' - David Blalock/Harvest, Alabama

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'Frank, I am sorry for the loss of your friend. John did great and important work and left fans all over the world. As I have said many times, two of the best ten shows I have ever seen were John's. Again, I am sad for your loss. Go in peace my friend.' -Chip Eagle/Blues Revue

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'It was great sadness that I heard about the great John Baldry's passing. He helped to launch some incredible musical careers, as well as having one himself. Well, as Mr. Baldry so aptly put it, "Don't try to lay no Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll". And in heaven, they won't. May he rest in peace.' -Joseph Penry/Davenport, IA

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'Please pass on my condolences to the family of Long John Baldry. I met John in Peterborough, Ontario many years ago and have been a fan ever since. His music was the music I loved. When John was talking with me, he wasn't some big rock star talking to a lowly fan, but an ordinary bloke who had feelings and ideas just like myself. He was polite and mannerly and a gentleman.' -Tony Figueroa, Brockville, Ontario

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'I send my sorrows to you.. there are no right words to say when a Legend leaves this world. We all grieve in different ways...All that i can say is "Sorry for your lost"...Another Angel in The Lords Band...he needed a BluesMan...to stand next to the rest of them. My heart goes out to his family. Go with God, John Baldry.' -Dwana Horner

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