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Monday, 27 August 2012

The Poets vocalist, George Gallacher, has died

Sad news has reached us that George Gallacher, singer in Scottish freakbeat/psych legends The Poets, has passed away over the weekend.

Once managed by Andrew Loog Oldham, the band had a string of classic singles on Decca and Immediate in the 60s but never managed an album. They reformed in 2011 and played a handful of shows. Their former guitarist Tony Myles, left this post on Facebook:

"I was privileged to be amongst some of the most talented guys in the business and they showed me the path to creativity for which I have been eternally grateful. Far too soon they have been summoned to play in the ultimate rock band and with the sudden death yesterday of George Gallagher.
 I am now the only remaining member of the original POETS. Just a few years ago the remaining four of us decided to plan a get-together - then before it happened there were only three of us. Then two. Now there is no one to get together with. One of our fans is quoted as saying - 'Life is what happens when you're making plans'".

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