Kate Bush has paid a touching tribute to her late bassist and good friend, John Giblin.
The pair labored collectively for a number of years, starting with the pair of 1980 hits ‘Babooshka’ and ‘Respiratory’.
John – who additionally carried out and recorded with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, and Annie Lennox – sadly handed away aged 71 on Might 14, “after battling sickness”, his collaborators within the band Osibisa confirmed in a social media assertion.
And 64-year-old singer recalled having “big quantities of enjoyable working with the gifted musician.
In a publish on her web site, Kate shared: “Everybody cherished John. He was a extremely stunning man in each sense of the phrase. All people needed to work with him as a result of he was such an important expertise and everybody needed to be his good friend as a result of he was such a beautiful particular person.
“I cherished John so very a lot. He was certainly one of my very dearest and closest buddies for over forty years. We have been all the time there for one another. He was very particular. I cherished working with him, not simply because he was such a unprecedented musician however as a result of he was all the time big quantities of enjoyable.”
She went on: “We’d usually snicker a lot that we needed to simply give in to it and sit and roar with laughter for some time. He cherished to be pushed in a musical context, and it was actually thrilling to really feel him cross that line and discover extremely attractive musical phrases that have been solely there for him. He would actually sing. It was such a pleasure and an inspiration to see the place he may take it.
“We’ve all misplaced an important man, an unmatchable musician and I’ve misplaced my very particular good friend. My world won’t ever be the identical once more with out him. Kate.”
John took over from Derek Forbes as bass participant in Easy Minds in 1985, and appeared on three of the ‘Don’t You (Neglect About Me)’ group’s albums.
In the meantime, Kate is about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in Brooklyn, New York on November 3.
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