It is with an aching heart that I would like to thank you all for your wonderful messages on e-mails, cards and phonecalls during Garyís illness and his passing to a better world on the 19th of February.
He kept his wicked sense of humour right until the end, and you should know he passed away peacefully in my arms.
The photos are of Gary learning the song Smile with Eric; and if you never heard of it you should listen to the version by the O'Neal Twins.
I will smile, remembering the good times I shared with him and with all you Procol fans. Gary will always be shining for us.
Iím sending my love to you all,
The guitar played by Eric
these pictures is a Geoffwho Horncaster, made for Gary by Geoff Whitehorn.
The song Smile (by Charlie Chaplin) was played at Gary's funeral by Eric with Andy Fairweather Low and
Chris Stainton. Eric had previously dedicated the song to Franky at his 19 March 2022 concert in Bahrain.
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