Sunday, May 1, 2011

Andy Dunkley, RIP

Andy Dunkley

Andy died suddenly yesterday morning of heart failure. He was an inspiration and a good man.


Stevie said...

Andy was my best buddy. A complete inpiration musically, he turned me on to the most weird and wonderful stuff I would never have heard otherwise. The most memorable evening I spent with Andy was bopping about to The Orb in The Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank - a night never to forget. Also his most recent gig DJ'ing and comparing (not to mention the after show party) for The Stranglers and John Cooper Clarke at The Roundhouse in Camden - an amazing show! Andy had not lost his touch!!!

Most Friday's for the last 13 years was spent at The Dunkley residence having food, drinks and listeneing to mind blowing sounds. Can still hear Andy laughing now. The last radio show Andy listened to was on Friday at midnight (29th) - he said 'I love this guy he's my kinda DJ' - it was Huey Morgan (Fun Loving Criminals).

Thanks Andy for everything you've given us - I can't imagine life without you.

He'll be sadly missed by us all in Finchley, London.
Gillian, Phil, Ruby and Troy

Unknown said...

Goodbye Living Jukebox !

You lived life to the full until the last minute.

Never compromised, never gave way, always stayed true to yourself, we salute you.

Save us a ticket for the big gig upstairs, (as long as you're behind the decks !!)

Your old mukka Phil

ht said...

I'm so sorry for (y)our loss. Andy was a fantastic soul and turned me onto such a lot of great music. Every week for several years Andy, John Stainze, Frank Gallagher, Peter Leak and I hosted the Curry Club at a cheap and nasty little Indian joint called Good Karma on 6th St. Every Tuesday, new invitees (no Americans, no women) had to pick up the bill and everyone had to brink a 2 litre container of Suntory - our theme song, sung to the tune of Volare - and tell a joke, mandatory. That's why folks like Lemmy and Lydon (to name but two) would come when they were in town. Andy, and his laugh, are sorely missed but his spirit lives on and I like to think the music I play has a lot of him in it. ht
PS give my love to Cherry Tree Woods in East Finchley, the site of many a game of 3-and-in.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for those of you who knew Andy so well! I remember him from his Hawkwind days when I saw him at the King's Hall Derby and thought he was so unique. The world is obviously a sadder place without him and I am sorry for your loss.