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Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch

(1943 – 2011)

  • Loved your music. RIP to a great talent.
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Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch
(1943 – 2011)

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Bert Jansch

(1943 – 2011)
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About Bert
This is an online obituary dedicated to Bert Jansch. Herbert "Bert" Jansch was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter. He recorded at least 25 albums and toured extensively from the 1960s to the 21st century.
Bert Jansch was a leading figure in the British folk music revival of the 1960s, touring folk clubs and recording several solo albums, as well as collaborating with other musicians such as John Renbourn and Anne Briggs. In 1968, he joined the band Pentangle, touring and recording with them until their break-up in 1972. He then took a few years' break
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About Bert
from music, returning in the late 1970s to work on a series of projects with other musicians. He joined a reformed Pentangle in the early 1980s and remained with them as they evolved through various changes of personnel until 1995.
His work influenced such artists as Al Stewart, Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Graham Coxon, Donovan, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes and Devendra Banhart. He has received two Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Folk Awards: one, in 2001, for his solo achievements and the other, in 2007, as a member of Pentangle.
Bert Jansch sadly died on the 5th October 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his music. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Nov 2011
Andy Roddick
wrote:
Bert's music has touched my soul for 45 years and I am the poorer for his passing. His songs and guitar reflected so much of my own feeling and gave it profound expression. Without ever having met him, he enriched my life immeasurably and I will never forget him. Dear Bert Rest in Peace.
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on 4th Jul 2015
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Loved your music. RIP to a great talent.
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Bert Jansch

This is an online obituary dedicated to Bert Jansch. Herbert "Bert" Jansch was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter. He recorded at least 25 albums and toured extensively from the 1960s to the 21st century.
Bert Jansch was a leading figure in the British folk music revival of the 1960s, touring folk clubs and recording several solo albums, as well as collaborating with other musicians such as John Renbourn and Anne Briggs. In 1968, he joined the band Pentangle, touring and recording with them until their break-up in 1972. He then took a few years' break...

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