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Postby tristanlong » 21 Dec 2014, 09:58

I've just heard the sad news that Tony has passed away.
As a teenager in the 80's we lived opposite him and he often would come over to see us all, telling me stories of years gone by, he was a big inspiration to me and the reason I started to be interested in music.
He gave me my first music lessons, would teach me how bands worked, tell me about the politics that often happens within bands etc.
Very sad morning for me to hear this. RIP.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby apollonine » 21 Dec 2014, 10:51

That is sad news Tristan.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby 8 boston square » 22 Dec 2014, 11:26

I lived in Heacham when I first moved to Norfolk, just round the corner from Pull's the butchers, I am assuming thats where he lived. It is a sad day that another Offbeat has now left the scene and it reminds us all that we are on borrowed time. There is a nice picture of him with the Offbeats on the Kit Kat thread with him in his pomp, nice picture.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby Boxman » 22 Dec 2014, 14:36

Sad to hear that Tony has passed away,I have known him since we were young boys, a great musician. RIP
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby 8 boston square » 23 Dec 2014, 04:06

I understand that the funeral is on the 7th of January, as soon as I have more details I will let you know.
Tony died in his sleep.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby 8 boston square » 23 Dec 2014, 04:51

Tony's funeral is at the Kings Centre, Kings Lynn at 215pm on the 7th January.

I hope he get a good send off for all the happy times her gave us.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby delbert » 16 Jan 2015, 14:06

sad day indeed lovely guy ,used to watch them practice in the backroom of the black horse chapel street ,many moons ago ..
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby Boxman » 16 Jan 2015, 15:20

I saw my first tele when I went to Tony's birthday party as a very young boy , he lived down Station Rd Snettisham, I remember seeing "Muffin the mule" and later on "In Town Tonight". Incidently, the butcher in Heacham was his Uncle. You mentioned The Black Horse, Delbert, I once had a practice there ,I think it was up outside stairs, i was with Harry Howman, a keyboard player from Castleacre ,whom I think used to play with The Valiants, anyway ,he was trying to help me and my mates get a group together. Does anybody remember Harry Howman ,he was a really good bloke.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby apollonine » 16 Jan 2015, 21:56

Remember Tony Batterbee from The Valiants.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby EWW » 16 Jan 2015, 22:05

I was talking to Tony on Wednesday morning. He lives in Trinity Quay Page Stair Ln.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby Boxman » 17 Jan 2015, 12:26

No I didn't know him , I only knew Harry, i remember seeing them at Heacham public hall, was it Johnnie Vickers and the Valiants.
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Re: Tony Pull

Postby 8 boston square » 17 Jan 2015, 15:55

Harry Howman, of the Valiants, yes he was the leader as I recall and saw him and them at the Sunset Rooms Hunstanton many times, as said a great man, always had the time of day for you, always a smile on his face and why did he seem so much older than the rest of the Band? I think he was the mobile equivalent of Wheelers of Tower Street Corner, whatever you wanted Harry could get!
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