John Renbourn has died. He was an English guitarist and songwriter, and at the time of his death he was seventy years of age. He was known for working with guitarist Bert Jansch and with the folk group Pentangle,
While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn’s musical tastes and interests took in early music, classical music, jazz, blues and world music. His most influential album, Sir John Alot (1968), featured his take on tunes from the Medieval era.
As reported he passed away from natural causes and on he Morning of March 26, he was found at his Hawick home in the Scottish Borders by police when he was a no-show for a gig at the Ferry in Glasgow last night (March 27), this is reported The Guardian.
Renbourn was on tour with Wizz Jones. Speaking to Uncut, a member of staff at the Ferry commented:
“He didn’t show. Nobody knew where he was. Wizz Jones was in the dark about what had happened. He did the show on his own. We tried to contact him. Wizz Jones called his agent this morning. He didn’t know what was happening so he called the police local to where he lived. They went round to his house and found that he had died.” It is thought he suffered a heart attack.
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