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

'I was really sorry to hear about John's passing. Reading the tributes made me realize how much music means to people and how tough it is to lose someone who's touched so many lives. I ran across John while in the army in Germany in the early 70's; I brought the Everything Stops for Tea vinyl home, and wore it out through lots of events in my life - hanging out, partying, getting married, having kids, and, especially, my mother-in-law's lengthy illness, funeral, and wake. "Patiently Waiting for Jesus to Come" became kind of a family anthem during a tough week. I've been keeping my ordering of the CD a secret - I was (am) planning on springing it on the family at the next gathering. Knowing that Long John is "up there" changes the dynamic a little - a little sadder, more poignant. But none of us are here forever, and he and my mother-in-law made a difference when they were here. So we celebrate that part, anyway'. -Bob Schantz

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'I appreciate that you let us know about this tremendous loss. On behalf of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, I want to offer condolences to his family and friends. He is remembered here for his great contributions. I'm sorry that we ended up having a schedule conflict last year and were not able to bring him to Cleveland. I send regards to you and, again, thank you for passing along this sad news.' -Dr. Warren Zanes/Rock&Roll Hall of Fame

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'Hey Frank, very sorry for the loss of your friend, Long John Baldry, as you and him go way back. I remember you shooting the video 'Silent Treatment' back in the 80's (you even hired me as a helper). Life is too short at its longest as I recall speaking with him in the dressing room at the Black Box Studio just last year where we both performed. He was a gentleman, a real Bluesman and a unique performer, never to be duplicated. The music world has lost a giant in more than one sense of the word'. -Danny Brooks

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'It was with great sadness that I heard of John's passing. I met John in London at a music magazine's 'Meet the stars' session and although John seemed out of his depth in a small room full of simpering teenage girls, he was charming, witty and a perfect gentleman. I shall cherish the autograph he signed then and a couple of very silly photos of John trying to brush my hair. My love and prayers to all John's family and friends.' -Jan Davies

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'Johnís family, and close friends, all have my deepest sympathies. I discovered his music in the early Ď70ís, in college. I will always be grateful for that, and I will be listening to his music for years to come.-Tim Rollins

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