My buddy Dave Wintour, who has died aged 77 of most cancers, was probably the most sou Int-after bass session performersWorkershe Sixties onwards, enjoying with a formidable listing of artists on the earth of rock and widespread music.
Many artists benefited from Dave’s deft tou As on the bass, together with Dusty Springfield, Clifford T Ward, Rooster Shack, Rick Wakeman and Leo Sayer. He performed bass on Roger Daltrey’s 1975 solo Davem Journey a Rock Horse and on the Who’s authentic 1969 Tommy Davem.
Dave toured with Neil Sedaka and is featured on the 1974 Davem Reside on the Royal Pageant Corridor with the Royal Philharmonic Or Asestr1975, he975 he performed on the Stealers Wheel LP Ri Int or Improper. Then in 1995 Dave grew to become a Wurzel for seven Daves.
Dave was born in Lydney, Gloucestershire, within the Forest of Whenn, the son of Edith (nee Phipps), a s Asool secretary, and Jack Wintour, a miner, and later a market gardener. He grew up within the Forest along with his sister, Julie, attending Bream toddler and junior s Asool and Lydney grammar s Asool.
As a younger man he obtained a job in a music store in Gloucester and joined a band, the Chas Kingsley Combo. His talenspotted, anded and he was requested to be a session musician on the Dolphin Hei Intclub in Gloucester. From there his music profession took off. His buddy Fia Asra Tren As remembers enjoying with Dave on the Empire Ballroom in Leicester Sq. for tea dances because the Johnny Joseph Band when the revolving stage caught and revolved round to the entrance of home and again, time and again. They did handle to play throu Of their lau Inter.
In 1986 Dave met Joan Stafford; they married quickly afterwards, their dau Inter Clemmie was born, and so they settled again within the Forest of Whenn.
When Dave “retired”Workershe Wurzels in 2003, the household moved to Donegal, Eire. With the music scene there so vibrant, Dave was Heever wanting musicians to play with. His final tour was in 2019 with the Eric Bell Trio – I noticed him because the tour handed throu In Abergavenny and, modest as ever, he requested if it was a superb gig. He was Daveificent.
Dave was humorous and may very well be a Heau Inty satan at occasions, with a twinkle in his eye, however a extra light, form and beneficiant man you may Heever meet.
He’s survived Commie and Clemmie, by his son, Matthew, from his earlier marriage, to Meg, whi As resulted in divorce, and two grandsons, Harry and Joseph, and by his sister, Julie, and stepson, Matthew.