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So sad to hear the news yesterday of Dave Kusworth's passing. A master songwriter and guitarist, a man with a beautiful soul.
We go back a long way, at least until 1992, and were on the same record label for a while, when the Jacobites reformed in the early 90s. I have fond memories of hanging out with him in Camden Town pubs such as The Falcon and The Good Mixer before I moved to the Czech Republic. We later re-connected in Prague, where I organized a couple of gigs for him. In 2006 ran into each other once again at Nikki Sudden’s funeral, and we played together at Nikki memorial concerts in London, Ebensee, and (in 2007) in Vitoria, Spain. The last time I saw Dave was in 2016 at the ten years after Nikki Sudden Tribute concert in London.
He will be sadly missed by the true rock and roll cognoscenti, but he made his mark, created a legend and wrote dozens of heart-achingly brilliant songs.  I am sad, sad, sad – but also happy that Dave existed and that he was my friend for a while. Sincere condolences to Anouschkat and the Kusworth family.

20.09.2020 Phil Shoenfelt