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Jez Bird R.I.P

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On 29 Aug 2008 at 12:38pm Music man wrote:
I am sure you will all be saddend by this news. I will raise a glass to him in the Pelham arms 2night, where i saw him many times. will miss you man. From the Sussex Express today.
A WELL-known Lewes musician has died.
Jez Bird, 50, passed away on Wednesday (August 27) following a battle against cancer.
He was the former lead singer of the 80s mod band the Lambrettas, and a very popular performer in the town where he had lived since the age of seven.
His family told the Express full details of his funeral service, which is to be organised by Cooper and Son funeral directors, will be announced at a later date.
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 1:13pm zola wrote:
RIP Jez. Such a shame....
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 1:34pm Lewesianne wrote:
I am shocked and saddened to hear of this news. My thoughts are with his family. May peace be with them all at this sad time.
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 1:46pm kitty cat wrote:
I am also shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jez. He will be saddly missed by all who have heard him sing and perform. My condolences to his family xx
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 3:14pm dats wrote:
My earliest memories of when I first started visiting Lewes were seeing Jez at the Ele. RIP and love to your family xx
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 4:36pm rene wrote:
fondest memories of jez singing ' poison ivy' what a shame lovely guy RIP ans thoughts go out to all close to jez
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On 29 Aug 2008 at 11:13pm expat wrote:
RIP Jeremy. Lots of happy childhood memories. My thoughts are with your family.
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 3:30am M.E. (Lambs bass player) wrote:
Very sad.......so many memories. The best times of my life.
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 8:17am morris minor wrote:
when jez used to play up the pelham i used to help with his gear in and out of the pub and he used to repay me by abuse what a character and he will be sadly missed and he will be part of the towns history that will live on and on R.I.P
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 9:27am A Landlord wrote:
I used to work in pubs I remember when Jez was told on his first gig at this pub just one more song and keep the volume down the neighbours complain after 11 you know whats coming ...... Americian pie the pub started joining in
didnt know what's hit us what a finish.
To me theres only one version of Americian pie Jez Birds Version rest in peace my man.
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 10:39am Confused wrote:
Am I the only person who can't find this story in the Express? I've just been through it and can't find it.
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 10:52am Lewesianne wrote:
It wont be in the actual paper as it's published on Tuesdays and Jez passed away on Wednesday but it's on the website.
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 11:03am Steve and Yvonne wrote:
We are very sad to hear this news! RIP Jez and thankyou for the many nights of great music that we were able to enjoy with you around Sussex. Will play Cortina, Another Day etc very loud and raise a glass to you!Cheers!!xx
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 9:05pm Mark wrote:
So sad, great singer great performer Great loss.Tonight Jez i will raise a glass to you.R.I.P Jez .
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 11:10pm Paul wrote:
So sad to hear the news .... When we were young we had it all..
Never will forget those times we had.
Paul (The Lamrettas drummer)
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On 30 Aug 2008 at 11:14pm Paul wrote:
So sad to hear the news .... When we were young we had it all..
Never will forget those times we had.
Paul (The Lambrettas drummer)
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On 31 Aug 2008 at 1:14am Dave Wyburn wrote:
My thoughts go to Jez s family & friends,
His songs were the sound track to my early days as a youthful Lambretta riding mod! I frightened many a young modette with my singing of Da a nce!
Beat Boys Forever!
Thanks Jez..... Your a star
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On 31 Aug 2008 at 9:54am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
sussexexpress.co.uk:80/news/Lewes-musician-Jez-Bird-dies.4437734.jp
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On 31 Aug 2008 at 11:34am Gary From Liverpool wrote:
Just offering my condolences to the family of a great musician.Love some of the Lambrettas stuff.Will be sadly missed.Jez rest in peace.
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On 31 Aug 2008 at 12:19pm a great fan wrote:
So sorry to hear about Jez. He was just like a mate. My family and I saw him many times and always had a great time. He made my sons 21st birthday celebration really special. we will all miss him.
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On 31 Aug 2008 at 11:06pm gary and sharon white wrote:
we will always remember being in ibiza and meeting a mod who told us you were his hero ! what a way to be remembered ! we grew up with you, you were always there,,even if sharon gave you a few dodgy haircuts and gary murdered red red wine ! hats off to the legend and friend,the whiteys xxx
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On 1 Sep 2008 at 4:07pm Wayne wrote:
Used to sing with the mighty Jez in Petts Wood it is the day the music died,great guy absolute legend.Thoughts to his family.
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On 1 Sep 2008 at 4:50pm Wayne wrote:
Used to sing with the mighty Jez in Petts Wood,Kent it is the day the music died,Absolute legend! Thoughts are with his family.
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On 1 Sep 2008 at 5:02pm Ken Ireland wrote:
On behalf of Jez's many fans in Ireland, I just want to say how sad we are to hear of his passing. We heard his wonderful Lambrettas' album Beat Boys In The Jet Age at a special time in our lives and it remained with us into adulthood.
Jez was a genius powerpop songwriter and his music will live on forever.
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On 1 Sep 2008 at 8:54pm A23 mod wrote:
What a sad ending for Jez and his family. RIP Jez from all the old members of the A23 Crusaders Scooter Club (South London) God bless yer mate.
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On 2 Sep 2008 at 12:43pm Andy Penfold wrote:
At this sad time our thoughts are with your family.
As one of the old 1264 SC it was always a an honour for us to have a mod band out of Lewes in those days.
Indeed one of my best memories was when Jez played at a joint 40th (for three old members) party about for years ago and said, I dont think I have seen as many of the old faces since the the mod era.
He then played some of the old classics such as poison ivy, page 3, cortina, dance and beat boys in the jet age.
Thanks for all the memeroies RIP
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On 2 Sep 2008 at 1:28pm fluff wrote:
a sad loss what a lovely man, his gigs in lewes were legendary, a great night out and i have made friends for life watching him.
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On 2 Sep 2008 at 2:38pm Trevor wrote:
Can only amplify the sentiments of Andy P, great memories of going to see the Lambrettas playing in Brighton, London, Priory School and Lewes Town Hall and Jez's sets at the Pelham.
Jez was a nice bloke and really did the business at that party Andy refers to ast the Bluebell (now the Wok Inn) in 2002.
RIP Jez
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On 3 Sep 2008 at 3:01pm Duncan wrote:
I'm so saddened by this news. Jez was always welcome here at my shop in Uckfield, and I always thoroughly enjoyed our chats about music, equipment, people and generally putting the world to rights over a cuppa! Such a lovely, lovely guy in what can be an un-lovely world! He will truly be missed by those of us who had the fortune to make his acquiantance. My thoughts go out particularly to his wife and young family, whom he so obviously adored.
God bless you and thank you for the music Jez!
Duncan Bennett - Bennett's Music Ltd, Uckfield
 
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On 4 Sep 2008 at 2:50pm Spud Murphy wrote:
Devastated at this news some of the best evenings of my life including my 40th have been spent in the company of this man Sussex aint such a great place now you've left us buddy.My thoughts are with Jez's family.
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On 4 Sep 2008 at 8:33pm t oliver wrote:
Jez played at my wedding, he really was a teriffic guy, he made my day really special, god bless Jez R.I.P
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On 5 Sep 2008 at 7:14am Lord Landport wrote:
I heard there is a Facebookgoup for people to pay respects . I dont know anymore as i'm not on facebook.
hopefully someone will post a link back.
The Man was a true legend and always made the party happen.
RIP Jez thoughts are with his family.
can't write much more truly gutted.
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On 5 Sep 2008 at 7:50am juju wrote:
what has Lewes done to deserve to be put through so much terrible grief.
I never had the pleasure to see Jezz perform, my husband promised he would take me, now will never get the chance.
My husband shed a tear when i told him the news. A tragic loss. My heart goes out to all family and friends. R.I.P.
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On 17 Sep 2008 at 2:33pm Nigel & Niki wrote:
Jez we loved going to your gig 's and your music.
It was a special day for us when you played at our wedding
in 93. we got to as many gig's as we could.
We now live in aussie, heard the news !!
always missed the gig's.
end of a era. we miss you
love to your family x
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On 12 Nov 2008 at 12:57am Steve Miles wrote:
Gutted RIP man
 
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On 1 Jun 2015 at 12:52am dave minton wrote:
So sad had many a good time singing with jez down in Sussex the lambrettas may have reformed but there not the real thing with out you mate


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