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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

the flood

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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 
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Ricky Gardiner 1993 Photo Virginia A Scott

The Revox

The Flood Vintage cover Virginia Scott
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Dr Hook Margate 1975

Ricky Gardiner at Margate with Dr Hook Nayland Rock Hotel 1975

Photos: Virginia Scott and Ricky Gardiner

 

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