Friday, June 26, 2009

Hugh Hopper's Au revoir

Yesterday was a strange one what with the day ending with the news of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett Majors Checking out as well! However it was also the day when we celebrated the Life of the great Musician Hugh Hopper!
The gathering was held in Teynham an absolutely beautiful idylic spot in Kent!I drove down with Lol Coxhill and Wifey Ulrika quite early in the morning to avoid the London traffic jams at rush hour.It was a really lovely send off with three members of the Delta Saxophone quartet leading Hugh's casket to a clearing in the grounds of the burial site.A simple ceremony was held with some poignant words read out by various members of the family.Guitarist John Etheridge accompanied a song led by Hugh's wife Christine!The proceedings were then brought to a close by the releasing of a White Dove of Peace up into the clear blus sky!We then decamped to Whitstable on the coast meeting up at the Oyster Restaurant which was also the venue for the benefit concert last year!
All in all a lovely day and a perfect send off for Hugh!

1 comment:

Corey said...

Sad, a loss to good music... but glad his life was a celebration.