One more Roller gone.
Again fate helps me to remember the truly pleasurable friendship I shared with the talented, funny, on-the-edge but charming with it … Paul Williams.
From the moment we met in ’63 when we both played in the Wes Minster Five right up until only two weeks before his ‘leaving’ I never stopped laughing in his presence.
My kindest thoughts go to Diane, Sam and Ashton of course. Wonderful voice, good bass player, excellent fake piano-player with a remarkable ear for harmony and absurd humour. An enormous loss to music and friends.
Rest in peace Squiblett … your memory will stay with me forever.
Loved Paul’s Gin House Blues. Sad loss.
Totally agree.Saw him on the R&B Tour a few years back with Long John Baldry ,Zoot & Ray Dorset.
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Although we took different paths back in the late 60s I often think of him. Without him I wouldn’t have got involved with Zoot (when he sat in with Manfred Mann at the Marquee Club) .
Bob, what a surprise, I would love to see you before I die, I am now almost 77 you must have been 80 last May, have you had a happy successful life? did you become an architect,?or continue i the music business. My life has been quite tragic, I have often thought about you, I still have one or two pictures of us together. Your Mum came to watch me getting married apparently she hid behind a tree, was so surprised I always thought she disapproved of the little cockney sparrow
Paul Williams will be greatly missed by my family The Hamilton’s of Lysia st Fulham, him and his ex wife Jenny great neighbors and friends, my memories of growing up is my mum Janette, and dad Syd, having regular wild party’s, with Paul and his friends from the music world there. And the music continued yesterday at his funeral, making it a great day. May he rest in peace
I remember him upstaging P P Arnold at Klooks Kleek with “it’s Nothing but a House Party. Great presence great voice.