R.I.P. Chuck

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  1. MikeR

    MikeR Guitar Challenged
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    RIP Chuck. It was a pleasure to have known you. You always brought a smile to my face (and a few drinks to my hand) at every BGU event. You will be missed by all :Beer:
     
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  2. JN99

    JN99 Hang Fire

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    Just saw this on fb - Pete's post. Very sad to lose one of our blues brothers and kind of a shock really. RIP Chuck... And for those of us still here remember, life is short, make it sweet.
     
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  3. cowboy

    cowboy Blues, Booze & BBQ

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    I have no words...only tears...later.

    cowboy
     
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  4. steve w

    steve w Nottinghamshire, UK

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    Rest in Peace Chuck. Thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
     
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  5. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Never met him. Never will. Yet I feel like I've lost a friend. RIP Chuck.
     
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  6. wildwood

    wildwood Playin' Blues

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    This just may be the saddest thing I have ever read but at the same time the most wonderful.

    Sorry to say I never met the man but like others here I felt like I knew him just from this forum.

    RIP
     
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  7. snarf

    snarf audiences like their blues singers to be miserable

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    RIP mi amigo. Keep the backline warmed up until the rest of us meet you and we play together again.
     
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  8. Elio

    Elio Student Of The Blues

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  9. ervjohns

    ervjohns Blues Newbie

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    Such sad news, RIP Chuck
     
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  10. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Condolences to Chuck's family and friends on this sad occasion.

    May he rest in peace.
     
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  11. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    My condolences to Chucks family.

    A sad day indeed:(

    For those that knew him, I hope you are filled with pleasant memories of his time with you.
     
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  12. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    The word 'devastated' does not even begin to explain how I feel about this...

    Steve
     
  13. Ted_Zeppelin

    Ted_Zeppelin Wot’s...Uh the Deal?

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    RIP Chuck. I never had the pleasure of meeting Chuck but just reading all of the great stories and memories everyone has shared here tells those of us that never met him what a great guy he truly was. These kind of tributes are what we all hope we are worthy of after we are gone!
     
  14. burlew

    burlew Blues Junior

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    Oh Chuck.
    So very sad to see you go my friend. I will miss your company, your counsel and your humour.

    But now, no more suffering, no more pain.

    I hope that we can honour you in some way at the next BGU Live.

    God bless
     
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  15. FrankL

    FrankL Mr. Bites Off More Than I Can Chew

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    The fight is over and now he can rest easy. I’m relieved for him but extremely sad for all who survive him. I only wish I knew him better than I did. But what I know is that his heart was bigger than his smile and his love for what brought us all together will be sorely missed. He was always willing to help anyone anytime. The world (and BGU) has lost one helluva generous soul.
     
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  16. Terry B

    Terry B Humble student of the blues

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    I'll always remember Chuck welcoming me to the "BGU family" at 2012 BGU Live, and then each subsequent year when it seemed like BGU Live officially began only once Chuck arrived.

    Farewell my friend, rest in peace.
     
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  17. EJG

    EJG Central NJ

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    Terrible news... Chuck was a GREAT guy. It won’t be the same in our BGU community without him.
     
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  18. Steve.W

    Steve.W Blues Newbie

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    Very sad news. Condolences to Chuck's family and the BGU community.
     
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  19. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Really glad I decided to go to Memphis BGU, had the pleasure of meeting Chuck face to face on that trip, a real great guy,my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
     
  20. CVTOT

    CVTOT Blues Newbie

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    Very sad, Chuck was one of a kind. I attended Lake Arrowhead 2017 and the first time I went into the gathering room I definitely looked like a deer in the headlight's. Chuck saw that immediately, came over and introduced himself, calmed me down, and let me know it was going to be okay. I'll never forget that kindness and reassurance in his voice. Thanks Chuck and R.I.P.
     
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