Glenn Cornick – Jethro Tull – born 23rd April 1947; died 28th August 2014

Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull performing at Afton 1970 – Glenn Cornick can be seen at the back beyond the drum kit

This week would have seen the 71st birthday of Glenn Cornick, bassist with Jethro Tull from 1968 to 1970.

Born in the Lake District and brought up mostly in Blackpool, Glenn sadly passed away from congestive heart failure at his home in Hawaii.

Richie Havens – born 21st January 1941, died 22nd April 2013

Richie Havens
Richie Havens and the crowd preparing to welcome the sunrise

22nd April 2018 sadly marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of Richie Havens.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Richie commenced bringing his intensely rythmic style of guitar playing to the public in 1965 and really sprang to fame following his opening performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

This had a huge personal impact on Richie and at his own request his ashes were scattered at the Woodstock site after his death at home from a heart attack following earlier kidney surgery.

John Weider – Family – 71 this week – born 21st April 1947

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Family featuring John Weider (guitar)

Family on stage at Afton 1970.

John Weider, playing bass guitar, is seen in the background wearing the yellow vest.

John, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush, London also plays guitar and violin and has featured with several bands as well as Family – amongst them are Eric Burdon and the Animals; and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates.

 

Tiny Tim – born 12th April 1932, died 30th November 1996

Tiny Tim with his first wife Little Vicki.

12th April 2018 marks what would have been the 86th birthday of Tiny Tim.

He was born Herbert Buckingham Khaury in Manhattan, New York, and was famed as a singer and ukelele player with some of his best known hits being covers of “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” and “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight” performed in his trademark falsetto/vibrato voice.

Tiny Tim sadly passed away due to complications from diabetes on 30th November 1996.

Terry Ollis – Hawkwind – 66 today – born 11th April 1952

Pink Fairies and Hawkwind outside Canvas City, Afton 1970

Terry Ollis was the 18 year old drummer for Hawkwind at the IW Festival in 1970. Hawkwind are see here with the Pink Fairies outside Canvas City – but which one is Terry?

My money is on the drummer on the right, but you may know different!?

Feel free to comment if you know the answer.

Welcome to our newest team member – David Arthur

The CameronLife Team are delighted to welcome aboard our newest member – David (Davy) Arthur.

We first made contact with Davy (a long-time friend of Frankie Miller) as a result of Glenys’ research   to identify various unknown (to us!) artists caught on camera by Charles and to be included in the line-up for our imminent Exhibition at Swansea Museum in 2011. So delighted was David to have discovered the existence of his holy grail (photographic evidence of Frankie’s 1970 appearance with Howl at the IW Festival) that he travelled down from Edinburgh to Swansea just to attend the opening night and meet us. Over the ensuing years we have kept in touch and he has followed our development with interest and helped our sales by finding homes for a good number of Charles’ prints. Remember the guy who liked the company so much that he bought it? Well it is certainly true to say that Davy and CameronLife have bought in to each other big time!

Davy comes to us with a lifetime of experience and high level contacts within the music industry, as well as an impressive CV covering a long sales and marketing career.

Recently he has been busy running his own design business and, as a natural networker, he has developed top class contacts within that field as well.

Add to this his skill set covering website and graphic design as well as print management and we feel truly fortunate to have such a dynamic and enthusiastic personality complementing so many of our areas of activity.

Since he has the abilities to contribute over such a wide range we have found it difficult to come up with a suitable title for him!

However, he will be taking the lead in person-to-person marketing and sales and, having recently moved from Scotland to Germany, will also be our lead representative in that country and the EU in general.

His strong interest in the music industry means he will be focussing on our new campaign celebrating the “3 Festivals” (Isle of Wight 1968, 1969 and 1970).

Just to make sure he doesn’t have too much time to twiddle his thumbs he has also agreed to undertake a review of our branding.

Davy can be contacted via email by clicking here.