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Bob Brunning

Bob Brunning

(1943 – 2011)

  • Rest in peace Bob. You will always be remembered! xx
    Lit by Debbie Barry
  • Your music will always live on. RIP.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Bob Brunning

Bob Brunning
(1943 – 2011)

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Bob Brunning

(1943 – 2011)
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About Bob
This is an online tribute dedicated to Bob Brunning. Robert 'Bob' Brunning was a British musician best known for his role as original bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac.
When Peter Green left the Bluesbreakers in 1967, he decided to form his own group, naming it Fleetwood Mac after the rhythm section he wanted for the band — Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Mick Fleetwood joined up straight away, and slide guitar player Jeremy Spencer was recruited, but John McVie preferred to stay with the Bluesbreakers, where he was earning a regular wage. In the meantime, Green hired Bob Brunning on a temporary basis, hoping that John McVie would change his mind.
After a few weeks John McVie
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did change his mind, claiming that Bluesbreakers leader John Mayall was turning too far in the direction of jazz for his liking. So McVie joined, and Bob Brunning stood down. Bob Brunning did contribute bass guitar to one track on Fleetwood Mac's debut album Fleetwood Mac, that song being "Long Grey Mare".
After his stint in Fleetwood Mac, he joined Savoy Brown before embarking on a career in teaching which lasted 30 years. He did not abandon music however, and played in the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, Tramp, and later the DeLuxe Blues Band.
In 1972 he played bass guitar on the 22nd Streatham Cub Scouts LP Songs for Your Enjoyment. The album featured folk songs as well as the Scout theme song "Kumbaya".
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/>Bob Brunning also authored many books. He has written several about Fleetwood Mac, the British blues scene, and music in general. His works about his former group include Behind The Masks, published in 1990, 1998's Fleetwood Mac: The First 30 Years, and The Fleetwood Mac Story: Rumours and Lies.
Bob Brunning died on the 18th October 2011. This is an online memorial created to honour his music and his life. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Oct 2013
Phil Deere
wrote:
in 1995 I lived in Battersea, South West London on a street called Bullen Street. I was browsing in a collectors record store in Notting Hill and stumbled upon an L.P. called “Bullen Street Blues” by Brunning Sunflower Band. I bought said L.P. knowing very little about blues, took it home and magic poured out of the speakers. I looked up the artist and found that Bob Brunning ran a blues club on a Sunday night in South Wimbledon. I went to the blues
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Phil Deere
message continued:
club and introduced myself to Bob Brunning and told him that it was because of his L.P. that some thirty years later I had become hooked on blues. I spent a few short minutes chatting about Bullen Street and the blues and was simply enchanted by this gentleman so passionate about the blues. I went several times over the next few years to Bob’s Blues Club and was always delighted how much he had given to this genre of music. I moved from London in 2003, and recently found out of the sad passing of this gentleman. Good night Bob. Rest in Peace.
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On 3rd Nov 2011
Debbie Barry
wrote:
I was a pupil at Churchill Gardens School as was my brother before me.
I joined Churchill Gardens as a staff member in 1987 and had the pleasure of working with Bob for 10 years.
I learned alot from Bob during that time and am thankful that I had the opportunity to be a part of his team. He was a fantastic Head Teacher who was passionate about the school and Bob's ethos lives
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Debbie Barry
message continued:
on in the school even today.
I was so very sad to hear of his passing, it is a great loss to the world! The funeral service was beautiful, Bob would've been proud.
Rest in peace "Mr Brunning", you will be truly missed by those who knew and loved you!!
My love always
Debbie xx
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Kindly lit by
Debbie Barry
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rest in peace Bob. You will always be remembered! xx
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your music will always live on. RIP.
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Bob Brunning

This is an online tribute dedicated to Bob Brunning. Robert 'Bob' Brunning was a British musician best known for his role as original bass guitar player with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac.
When Peter Green left the Bluesbreakers in 1967, he decided to form his own group, naming it Fleetwood Mac after the rhythm section he wanted for the band — Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Mick Fleetwood joined up straight away, and slide guitar player Jeremy Spencer was recruited, but John McVie preferred to stay with the Bluesbreakers, where he was earning a regular wage. In the meantime, Green hired Bob Brunning on a temporary basis, hoping that John McVie would change his mind.
After a few weeks John McVie...

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