Friday, July 25, 2008

My Independent obituary of Hugh Mendl appears in today's paper. The Times - Hugh's own newspaper of choice - devoted its lead obit page to him a couple of weeks back (quite right too), and Music Week's Ben Cardew wrote a very nice piece in which people as elevated as Seymour Stein stressed Hugh's importance and influence. Hopefully, the existence of these tributes will ensure that he's remembered as the major figure he was.

4 comments:

Roman Empress said...

Unbelievable about the diaries but you did him proud with this.

Apres la Guerre said...

Nice obit. And, hey, you mentioned The Beatles. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

(You didn't mention Steve Hoffman, but we can't expect perfection every time.)

Adrian Clark said...

Nice obit indeed... I almost feel like I know the man, having finished your damn fine book a few days ago (the amount of time I've taken isn't a reflection of the quality; I just need to learn to have fewer books on the go at once).

LF Barfe said...

Is that left-handed guitar wizard and former Brass lister Adrian Clark? It's been a while. And I have the same problem as you bookwise.