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RIP Great Ritchie Yorke

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I miss his Graceful presence in CIty of Toronto This Morning, R.I.P. "The Great Ritchie Yorke"

 

 

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Thank you PP for starting this thread.

The legendary Ritchie Yorke was a gentle soul who touched the lives of many and it was with great sadness to hear of his passing. He was a friend & mentor and his life's work had a tremendous effect on me. RIP Ritchie.

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Thank you Sam, remain indebted to you for sharing Ritchie's iconic memories, His immortal legacy will live on forever....

 

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A sad loss for all Led Zeppelin fans. :(

Ritchie Yorke was the FIRST Led Zeppelin biographer and champion! No Led Zeppelin fan's library was complete without Yorke's 1976 biography of Led Zeppelin with the distinctive Pez candy dispenser cover art. I am grateful that he remained alive long enough to complete an updating of his seminal Led Zeppelin book.

Bravo Ritchie Yorke. Rest in peace. ✌

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Sad news. He was definitely one of the first to journalists to support the band, and his first book on the band was a must read (and the only one available for a long time). RIP

 

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Ritchie Yorke is indeed Led Zeppelin's first biographer and among the very few journalists they trusted completely. 

So very sad to hear of his passing.

Rest in Peace, Ritchie.    

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Sad. The first Zep Bio I ever read was his...,,with the PEZ front cover and him biting into a torpedo sandwich on the reverse. It was a great book. RIP. 

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Gosh, sad news. Rest in Peace Ritchie Yorke.

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Ritchie Yorke 'Celebrating the Life'... June 6th in Toronto.

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Ritchie Yorke
12 January 1944 - 6 February 2017

Celebrating the Life

Tuesday, June 6th, from 5pm to 9pm,  for an informal gathering at:

Drums 'n' Flats
1980 Avenue Road (just below the 401)

To celebrate the life and 50 year career of music writer, author, journalist, cultural critic, broadcaster and media personality, Ritchie Yorke.
(Ritchie died on February 6th 2017 in his Australian hometown.)

Ritchie's wife (Minnie) and 2 of his children (Ian & Emily) will be arriving from Brisbane a couple of days earlier to attend this event, intended as an opportunity for his many friends, family, artists and music industry associates from his 20 years living in Toronto, to raise a glass (or two) in recognition of the important contributions he made to Canadian artists and the Canadian music industry over that time and since.

An announcement will also be made that night concerning a very special media event in Ritchie's honour, and in his name, which will be taking place at the end of 2017.

The Australian music industry recently honoured Ritchie's career achievements by awarding him “The Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award” on 27th March at the Queensland Music Awards.

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On 2/7/2017 at 9:13 AM, Strider said:

A sad loss for all Led Zeppelin fans. :(

Ritchie Yorke was the FIRST Led Zeppelin biographer and champion! No Led Zeppelin fan's library was complete without Yorke's 1976 biography of Led Zeppelin with the distinctive Pez candy dispenser cover art. I am grateful that he remained alive long enough to complete an updating of his seminal Led Zeppelin book.

Bravo Ritchie Yorke. Rest in peace. ✌

Ritchie's Zeppelin biography was one of the first Zeppelin books I ever owned. The other one was published, I think by Circus Magazine, but I don't recall the author.

 

R.I.P.

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The other one was published, I think by Circus Magazine, but I don't recall the author.

That was a Robert Plant biography by Michael Gross. I have it and, for what it is, it was an ok read.

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