We were very sad to hear towards the end of last year that Bob Withrington had passed away. Bob was known to many people on this forum and he was also a very loyal supporter of the Jet Harris Memorial Fund. Bob’s wife, Charlotte contacted us to say that she was certain that Bob would have wanted all donations in his memory to be given to the Jet’s Memorial Fund. An amazing £2113.00 was donated – a wonderful tribute to Bob! We would like to say a very sincere thank you to Charlotte and to all those who contributed to this fantastic amount. Bob was an inspiration to many people within the Shadows community and music world. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Post by Steve Reynolds on Feb 7, 2017 11:43:10 GMT
He was a real gentleman and it was a privilege to know him. He welcomed me the first time i went to the surrey shadows club and I subsequently saw him at many shadows clubs going forward. A real shame but a testament to him with the amount of money raised in his honour.
I can only echo what Steve has said. Bob was one of life's true gentlemen and a good, if distant, friend to my band The Shades. He was directly responsible for our appearance at Ch'tishads 2014 and gave us every encouragement whenever our paths crossed. A fitting tribute.