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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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An evocative and experimental soundscape for electric guitar, Yamaha CX5 and tape, recorded in 1985. Listen to Ricky Gardiner’s signature melodic dreamscape and atmospheric intensity. Running Time : 16.50 Performed and composed by Ricky Gardiner RGS 9476
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Songs for The Electric Ricky Gardiner Solo Guitar
The Passenger Instrumental from the Beggars Opera archives.
The Passenger:Iggy Pop/ Ricky Gardiner
Guitars: Ricky Gardiner
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Ricky Gardiner old passport image from the seventies .
Rip Roy Young Pianist on the David Bowie Low album.
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 :
Photo of Ricky Gardiner 1969
This photograph was taken in Glasgow in 1969 photographer unknown.