RIP Cavan Grogan

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by dankas11, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    Singer of Crazy Cavan died today. I liked that crazy guy.
     
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  3. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
  4. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    Rest In Peace Cavan. I kept my own memorial yesterday evening and listened through the first four records from my LP collection and let the neighbours hear the first three as well...

    I guess the band was not so widely known outside Europe, but had many devoted fans over here.

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  5. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    hahaha I have those records too. They were very popular among Croatian rockabilly comunity. I was lucky to be on their concert in Zagreb in 1988. They put a great show.
     
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  6. Rob_Brindley

    Rob_Brindley Gretschie

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    Jul 22, 2019
    Stoke-On-Trent, England
    Such a shame. I had the please of supporting Cavan in November - a night we'll never forget. Another legend of the U.K scene gone...
     
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  7. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Didnt knownof him until this weekend when a feirnd tagged me on facebook, soory to see him go, eapecially after enjoying the video my friend showed me.
    Facebook is stiil useful for aomething.
    Definetly going to check more of his stuff out.
    R.i.p.
     
  8. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    No way...
    He's been one of the most revered Brits in my homeland, especially where I grew up. He was more appreciated than Elvis, not kidding.
    Sorry for that. I saw the band play at a Festival in Italy in the late 80s.... they were great, but I was deep into Stray Cats and modern rockabilly at the timw and that music seemed my mom&dad's music.
    I was wrong. RIP.
     
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  9. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Gretschie

    One of the first rockin records I've listened, during my teen years, immediately after a lot of 50's stuff and Stray Cats. There I realized there was a great Teddy boy scene apart from the neo Rockabilly movement. But, at the end, Crazy Cavan was simply a great artist and a true Rocker.
     
  10. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    You know, when I was a Rocker over here in Italy Teds were all thinking that Strat Cats were fakes, and that Crazy Cavan was god.
    I though that hearing somebody soloing like old Chuck Berry and not like Setzer was, you know... too old.:)
    I wish I would have been wiser then, I’m sure I’d be a better guitar player now.;)
     
  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Sad news,RIP Sir.
     
  12. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    I saw them in 1989 and in 2006. Both shows were good I think, I just don't remember the first one at all. But I was there for sure :D. They have visited Finland regularly, the last time was in December 2019 (three months ago, that is), but I was flat broke and couldn't go to see them. What a pity.

    Cavan and his band were one of the best and they had an original style of their own. On my rockabilly/rock'n'roll list Elvis comes somewhere around the tenth place, which is also pretty good I guess:rolleyes:.
     
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  13. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    It's only this evening I can find time to listen again to my "Still Crazy" 10" mini-LP, French release out of the Mr. Cool LP:

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    A real cool record.
    Rest In Peace.
     
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Never really a fan of Teds but because of them, Stray Cats found a style. So they get props including Crazy Cavan
     
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