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Ricky Gardiner 1948/2022

It is with deep sadness that we annouce the passing of Ricky Gardiner Guitarist Songwriter/ Composer.
Ricky passed away in his sleep ealry in the morning of Friday the 13th of May. He had been suffering from Parkinson PSP for the last 12 years of his life.
We thank you for privacy at this time and welcome donations to https://pspassociation.org.uk to help to raise awareness of this rare condition.

Love and Light
Virginia and all the Gardiner family

Listen to Ricky’s last work ‘Songs For The Electric’ here: https://www.beggarsopera.co.uk

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David Bowie Low Sessions 1976

David Bowie Low sessions at the Chateau d’Herouville 1976, featuring all the band and Tony Visconti and Brain Eno, kids and crew.

Behind the scenes photos by Ricky Gardiner’s¬†Nikkormat camera and¬†Kodachrome film.

Music: Night/ Songs for the Electric Ricky Gardiner and Virginia Scott

the fraserburgh negatives

In 1971 Beggars Opera spent 2 weeks in Fraserburgh rehearsing their set with the mellotron and preparing for the recording of Waters of Change at a remote farmhouse. Here are some images digitised from Colin MacFarlane’s original photographs of the people we met there at that time including band members :
Ricky Gardiner
Raymond Wilson
Virginia Scott
Martin Griffiths
Alan Park
Gordon Sellar