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Mit vierzehn hab ich Kevins Musik zum ersten mal gehört und sie wird mich mein Leben lang begleiten. lots of love gudi
Gudrun Kramer
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Deutschland - Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 00:20:46 (CEST)

I had the pleasure of seeing Kevin play in Melbourne, supporting Country Joe & The Fish. We were not interested in Joe, it was Kevin and "the fat band" we wanted. Alas he didn't have the band, but canned music. He was still 10 time better than Country Joe. He really had some remarkable songs, which had twists right through them. He was an original eccentric talent. Sadly missed
James Madden <>
Toowoomba, Australia - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 06:53:53 (CEST)

Hallo Kevin,
das war schon gut,als du auf einem deiner Klasse Konzerte,in Nürnbergs"Zabo Linde",vor ca.18 Jahren,dem Puplikum mit der Wasserflasche die Absolution erteiltest.Ich habe dort meinen Mann kennen gelernt.Du bleibst unvergessen.

Rose Grau <>
Reichenschwand, Deutschland - Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 15:29:28 (CET)

hello, i'm desperately trying to find the lyrics of "jackie and edna". if someone is able to, please send them to my e-mail-adress. i would be very pleased. thanks an lot.
Lucy <>
stuttgart, germany - Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 13:34:02 (CET)

I have just learned of Kevins death; I'm sitting listening to "Dymanite Daze"...a CD that I first heard 15 or so years ago and purchased on impulse a few days ago. It is the first time I have listened to Kevin for a long long time and it brings back a lot of memories. We've lost someone with a very special talent.
Nick Gall <>
Glasgow, Scotland - Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 10:35:37 (CET)

dear sir,
were you already in krakow - poland.
if not please contact if interested in
performances here - krakow is great and has good
many audience

todt hunter <>
krakow, poland - Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 09:23:14 (CET)

lischt ein licht - sinkt ein kleid
liebe spricht - in ewigkeit

good to know you

günter huemer <>
linz, austria - Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 11:06:42 (CET)

I just checked the homepage and learnt with shock of Kevin's passing. I saw him at a gig in Brussels in 2004 and realised he was'nt well, though the voice was still as strong and the blues as funky and funny as ever.
I knew him when I was a west end squatter turned detatched youth worker at the Soho project in the late 60's- and have followed his music on and off ever since. Lets just be thankful that we have the albums to keep his unquenchable spirit alive in these dismal times..

Phil Cohen

Phil Cohen <>
London, UK - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 23:14:05 (CET)

Hello all!

I have Sirius Satellite radio and am listening to "Progressions" on Vault 16 and am hearing Kevin Coyne perform "Marjory Razorblade" and really dig what I am hearing. The music sounds great, I will be sure to look into the Kevin Coyne catalog.

John Waters <>
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 05:25:10 (CET)

Kevin has been important in my life for twenty years. Along with Barry McSwenney (a poet, in case you don't know look him up, very simular to Kevin I suppose) defined a generation better than a million fancies. Someone should try to re-release BABBLE on CD as it is Kevein at his best and most difficult I think......Love Always K

Karl Hurst <>
Sheffield , England - Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 22:45:49 (CET)

I've only just been introduced to Coyne. Coyne didn't appear to have a big career in N. America (correct me if I'm wrong), so I hadn't heard of him.
My recent project is transcribing so me of his lyrics that can't be found on the net. The first completed was "Roses to your Room". I'm working on Blame it on the Night now, but it's so hard to convey the special sound he had. Genius songwriter, terrific vocals, I only wish I could had have seen him live. Thanks to this site, for helping to keep his memory alive.

Linda Lakeside <>
Vancouver, Canada - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 13:48:20 (CET)

I remember buying the first Siren Lp, and then the second...I even bought an Amrican copy for the different tracks.

Kevin has always been a hero of mine. My greatest regret is that I never saw him live.

Thanks for some great music and brilliant songs. You should have been huge, but in the age of MTV you didn't exactly fit.... But then you never would have been mainstream. You did what was right and good, not what was popular and easy. I thank you and love you for that.

I still listen a lot. T

Andy Manning
- Friday, February 03, 2006 at 22:03:30 (CET)

I remember buying the first Siren Lp, and then the second...I even bought an Amrican copy for the different tracks.

Kevin has always been a hero of mine. My greatest regret is that I never saw him live.

Thanks for some great music and brilliant songs. You should have been huge, but in the age of MTV you didn't exactly fit.... But then you never would have been mainstream. You did what was right and good, not what was popular and easy. I thank you and love you for that.

I still listen a lot. T

Andy Manning
- Friday, February 03, 2006 at 22:03:27 (CET)

Well 'Kev' I had a doughnut today to celebrate your 'birthday' X Peace X
Bones <>
uk - Friday, January 27, 2006 at 19:49:26 (CET)

I just learned Kevin Coyne died and that more than a year ago. I am sad, saw him several times, also as a poet, and I am sad he is no longer amongst us.
May he rest in whatever way he preferred.

Dia <>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Friday, January 20, 2006 at 17:46:41 (CET)

What a wonderful credo this last album "Underground" is. Thank you again, Kevin, thanks to the wonderful people around you who made it possible, the musicians and all those who contributed to its production and the booklet, which moistened my eyes and made me smile.
Roland <>
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 16:53:45 (CET)

very good site keep it up please
mumu <>
- Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 22:57:33 (CET)

I have really enjoyed your guestbook and will return soon.

Lidis <>
- Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 07:03:51 (CET)

From time to time I'm remembering you, because I'm missing a song from one of yQhr records, that I lost befor several yEARs. You sang about a man, sitting on a river throwing his poems into the water while at home some big bouqets of flowers hide his window. Can you tell me on what CD I can find this best song of you?

I wish you a happy new yEAR, yQhr Qin amQhr

Qin amQhr <>
Frankfurt, Germany - Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 11:44:43 (CET)

when I was 17 I saw kevin, (1983) in holland. since then ! he followes me !
his music some how allways shows up every couple off years.

and now even a site.
I am touched by the poetry part.
good old kevin chears

K. Jorgensen <>
pucallpa, peru - Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 07:16:43 (CET)

Un an déjà!
Compagnon des hautes solitudes heureusement que tu nous laisses ta musique sinon je serais désespéré.

Jean Dubreuil <>
Paris, France - Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 23:09:00 (CET)

I only discovered his music about 5 years ago and fell in love with it immediatly. Marjory razorblade became on eof my favourite cd's in my rotation. Hard to get my hands on his music here but hopefully will soon. Another great talent lost. Awen
Jim Hillis <>
Cambridge, Ontario - Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 07:09:29 (CET)

I remember about 2 years ago I was going through my old LP collection and came across Marjory Razorblade and this got me wondering what had happened to Kevin,lo snd behold the next newspaper I picked up contained a lengthy interveiw with the man himself!
I can honestly say that I didn't know Kevin had passed on until I saw the MOJO reveiw,what a shock.
I remember going to see him at the Rock Garden in the late 70's on a rainy weekday evening,not a big crowd and he played his heart out.Thanks Kevin,wish I'd stayed in touch with your career.

Nick Warick
- Monday, December 12, 2005 at 07:09:47 (CET)

2004 will always be the year we lost two great people, John Peel and Kevin Coyne. It was through John, in the Marjory days I discovered Kevin. We all know how wonderful Kevin was. He even remembered my wife and myself at the Dandelion reunion gig in Shrewsbury in 2003.
Kevin pulled at all my emotions but I would like to share some of the funny things he said and did at gigs. My very first saw Kevin solo, standing on his chair in a greatcoat yelling at people to listen – Stafford UB- then he threw the chair at the audience as to re-iterate the point. In Burton on Trent with Zoot Money if I remember correctly, my friend was singing the words so loud in front of Kevins performance – Kevin politely insisted that should he require a parrot he would buy one! And in Arnhem in Holland a British heckler enthused “Play some rock and roll” to which Kevin replied, “What do you think I am, a Fu**in Jukebox!” We must have been to well over 60 gigs over the time and Kevin never let us down once. Pure Quality – A British Treasure.

Jim and Uschi Wheeler <>
Stafford, UK - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 18:52:25 (CET)

Just read Robert Chalmers' moving tribute to Kevin. He will always be remembered and revered as a true original. I've been a fan since the days of Siren and Marjory Razorblade and remain a fan.
Toni Schiavone <>
Abergele, Wales - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 14:24:18 (CET)

Great... great.. music. Im feeling....
Czech - Friday, December 09, 2005 at 19:32:01 (CET)

Dear Kevin, One long year gone by so fast since you stumbled onto paradise. You are still here, and you'll never go away. I'm sure you get along well in heaven, not only with the skinhead there.
Roland <>
Malmsheim, - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 18:11:49 (CET)

"But Kevin Coyne will always be free
Even though he's knocked on Heaven's door".
Thanks Kevin, you're still the best. Always will be.

John Rogers <>
Matlock, UK - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 17:01:39 (CET)

How empty has the last year been ?
Peace 'Kev' X

Bones <>
UK - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 09:07:54 (CET)

Thank you for all that good music.
I will but Babble on the cd player now.
egil ulvestad

Egil Ulvestad <>
Norway - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 23:00:55 (CET)

Well,Coyne Fans. Xmas ,a month today & i'm sat here drawing up a Xmas shopping list.
Going through some old Vinyl last night helped me remember how many great albums Kevin made & Xmas seems the perfect excuse for some more expenditure on the products of Mr Coyne.
I've resolved to stimulate the flagging European economy by buying as much as Kevin's stuff on CD as possible.
Can't believe it's almost a year since Kevin died.
I always think of Kevin around Xmas. Guess it's the fact that Kevin often championed the plight of society's excluded.
Have also been playing the Siren albums to my two young sons recently.
The man knew how to rock & play the blues.
What a talent.What a spirit.What a miss.

tim.dredge <>
Durham, England - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 13:29:28 (CET)

thank you kevin for the inspiration that is in your great songs.
thanks harry hirschmann for your support!

roth bei nürnberg, germany - Friday, November 18, 2005 at 17:15:00 (CET)

Have always loved Kevin Coyne since hearing"Marjory Razorblade" in the early seventes.. Can always raise a smile at parties and gatherings by palying "This Is Spain" My favourite album though is "Beautiful Extremes"
which is, sadly, unavailable on CD. The song "Sitting by the River" "Something Gone Wrong" "Mona where's me Trousers?" and "Roses in Your Room" are always floating around my head..Thanks Kevin..My condolences to Family and friends..Gone but not forgotten.

Harold Walton

Harold Walton <>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 18:50:18 (CET)

roythehat <>
london, england - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 09:13:33 (CEST)

It is 3 in the morning and I am profoundly sad. This is crazy but I only just now discovered that Kevin died last year (I discovered this from a comment in a review of Politicz on 2004 was a cruel year.

Kevin's music has affected me so deeply over the last 25 years. I truely believe he was a musical genius. I have never heard anyone convey more emotion or more intelligent observation in music. The world is a poorer place without you Kevin. Words are not enough.

London, U.K. - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 04:12:58 (CEST)

Thank you for your great music! I miss you! RIP
Paderborn, Germany - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 13:56:43 (CEST)

The wealth of it, and only now after vague recollections am I discovering just how wealthy. Standing looking over shoulders at the bloody original and a voice to rip to shreds. God bless. Sound and vision, rich remains, a certain vitality to every day.
Holdall <>
Newport, Wales - Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 18:47:48 (CEST)

always loved Kevin's albums and live performances......i miss him ALOT!!!!!!
Len Siegfried <>
new york, usa - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 22:11:18 (CEST)

Today i've been listening almost all day to Kevin and its amazing that he made so much beautiful songs and poems.
We went in 2003 for a concert of Kevin Kaiserslautern and it had the same strength as we saw him in 1972 in Holland.
We loved his music and Kevin as a person, who was always very kind for his fans.
We miss you.

Henk Littel <>
Dordrecht, Netherlands - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 21:39:29 (CEST)

I miss you.
- Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 23:15:01 (CEST)

Of course I know why you didn't come to Herentals,but it's such a thin line between life and death.Hope the younger Coyne will keep the work on.
permafrosted <>
antwerpen, Belgie - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 18:16:47 (CEST)

I was very glad you were there in Keerbergen,some twenty years ago,and very sad when you didn't show up in Herentals.Maybe I can find your first work on c.d.,I've been looking,had those l.p.'s but you know,a hectic life.
permafrosted <>
antwerpen, Belgie - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 18:11:20 (CEST)

Deepest Sympathy to Kevin's family. Sad loss to all his fans. Unfortunately we struggle to get his music here in SA. I think we really missed out. I have been lucky to go overseas on business every year, and manage to buy a few CD's there. I first heard "Saviour" in 1975 and was immediately taken back by this song. Best musician, with true feeling!! Just loved him. Really would like to buy his complete CD collection.
Merlene Spies <>
Gauteng, South Africa - Monday, July 04, 2005 at 16:20:19 (CEST)

I am completely stunned to hear of Kevin's death. As a kid in the mid 70's I came across his music (thought I was the only one who got into it - everyone I knew couldn't)and found the most truest/honest/groundbreaking musician ever. I nver saw Kevin play and like all lost now regret this. My deepest feelings to all of Kevin's family - he was and is special and lives not only in his music but in how he touched all us fans.
austen smyth <>
scotland - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 22:02:40 (CEST)

Hey Kevin, i miss your music and your incredible voice! Nobody will never take your place because you are unique and a genious ! Merci pour tous ces moments que j'ai pu passer en votre compagnie musicale depuis 1976.
Blek le rat

blek le rat <>
Paris, France - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 15:53:56 (CEST)

Kevin, you brought really nice words to me...
Rutger <>
Leiden, The Netherlands - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 02:07:17 (CEST)

we will mis you and your sweet music.
you were one of the original artist.
may god be with you

hans van geel <>
tilburg, holland - Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 14:02:15 (CEST)

Way back in the early to mid 70's I bought a ticket to see County Joe McDonald at the Queensland University, here in Brisbane.

The support act was Mr Kevin Coyne who, at that stage, I had never heard.

By complete chance I managed to see the most memorable musical experience of my life.

I went through 3 different sensations within the first 15 minutes of Kevin's show - confusion, then fear and finally understanding & joy.

I have never seen or met anyone else in my life who touched my soul the way Kevin Coyne did that night.

I only wish I could have seen him perform again and get the opportunity to thank him in person for sharing his gift with me.

Ken Hutchison
Brisbane, Australia - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 10:37:35 (CEST)


does anyone know where I could find the lyrics to "Jackie and Edna"? Or is it Jacky...?

Helsinki, - Sunday, June 05, 2005 at 09:22:10 (CEST)

I did find some lyrics myself. See
Finland - Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 14:12:18 (CEST)

Does anyone know whether lyrics to Kevin's songs can be found on the Internet?
Finland - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:36:05 (CEST)

Great site!


New band November starts a big international promotion campaign this summer to put this band and
their music into the spotlight. Their music can best be described as, or compared with the melancholic atmosphere of a month in autumn with all it’s different moods and colors. From a soft melancholic morning to a dark and stormy night.......from colorful and bright to dense and foggy…

Check out this great progrock band from the Netherlands at

November <>
Amsterdam, - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 13:51:01 (CEST)

I lost a true hero when Kevin died. He was one of those ‘cult figures’ whose brilliance was so evident to his fans that the lack of widespread recognition begged unflattering questions about a public that prefers so many far less interesting acts. You want to grab people by the scruff of the neck and demand to know why they bought No Jacket Required in preference to Millionaires And Teddy Bears. Of course his music was not easy listening but it gets to the heart of something important, something very human, in a heroically uncompromising and effortlessly original manner that is surely compelling. Surely?

‘Rugged’ and ‘intense’ are two obvious adjectives for a description of Kevin, both as a vocalist and as a songwriter. In the early 90s, Time Out commented that if Cliff Richard was Dorian Gray, then Kevin Coyne was his picture. The other side of the Coyne indeed – from all the normal show biz glitter. Short, plump, scruffy, Kevin had the appearance of one who had suffered and survived without illusion, an appearance which matched his music perfectly. But he was never self-centred, his early work as a social therapist for psychiatric patients and a counsellor for drug addicts enabled him to see the tragedy, pathos, dignity and beauty in the unhip millions who make up most of the population. Perhaps the film-director Mike Leigh has a comparable vision. So often music makes romantic anti-heroes of ‘losers’ and ‘outsiders’; Coyne’s realism was unflinching, his tenderness genuine. The resultant songs were no ‘Eleanor Rigby’s, but harrowing expressions of mature passion.

In the canon of great singer-songwriters, Nick Drake stands out as the voice of beautiful, romantic innocence. Kevin Coyne stands out as the voice of harsh but compassionate experience. Thanks, mate.

(an extended version of my tribute appears in Songbook magazine no. 6 – see

Rychard Carrington <>
Cambridge, England - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:17:06 (CEST)

Thank you Kevin for all the great music. You were a one off, a genius and a real good bloke. You will not be forgotten because you were loved by so many. I first saw you at the " end of the Rainbow" concert in 1975 and followed your career ever since.
London, UK - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 11:07:17 (CEST)

Unvergessene Erinerungen ans Schuspielhaus/Linie 1 sind wieder da - danke,- nicht nur dafür!

Erlangen, - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 12:20:50 (CEST)

An Dich, der du wahrscheinlich grinsend auf Wolke 17 sitzt und weißt das du es, trotz aller menschlichen Eskapaden geschafft hast, viele, viele Leute zu beeindrucken und zu beeinflussen.
Ich habe Kevin vor ca. 15 Jahren das letzte Mal im "Weissen Bären" in der Altstadt von D´dorf gesehen und wir haben nach dem Gig zusammen gesessen und getrunken. Ich habe deine Musik durch meinen älteren Bruder kennen- und dann sehr zu schätzen gelernt. Mummy,Mummy,Mummy, The house on the hill, Marjory Razorblade, aber auch Victoria smiles oder Old hippie, Tell the truth oder Poisinng you...., alles wahre Geschenke ienes Mannes der sich bedingungslos der Musik verschrieben, aber sch nie verkauft hat.
Meine große, ganze und ehrfürchtige Hochachtung für dich Kevin...
Lass im Himmel weiter rocken...

Patrick Port <>
Düsseldorf, Germany - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 01:46:36 (CEST)

Ho appreso da poco la notizia che Kevin non è più fra noi. La sua musica rimane comunque sempre nel mio cuore e allieterà ancora le mie giornate. Grazie.

Marco Carattini <>
Lugano, Switzerland - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 16:54:13 (CEST)

I was so sad to hear of Kevin Coyne's death. To me his 'Bursting Bubbles' and 'Y' by The Pop Group stand out as the most heartfelt music put out in the 70s and 80s. I cherish the memory of the Kevin Coyne concert I went to many years ago here in Copenhagen. Death is such a terrible thing in its finality, but at least Kevin left a lasting legacy.
Henrik Thiil Nielsen <>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 00:22:43 (CEST)

Whilst searching out my usual punk section in a back street record store in Derby,in 1977 , i meandered off course and
came accross a record by Kevin Coyne.
And between my Sex pistols ,Clash and Buzzcocks ,it always remained first and foremost, a sountrack to my life.

Derby, UK - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 03:17:35 (CEST)

Sometimes it takes a while for news to reach the heart of the Midwest in the U.S. I only recently learned of Kevin's passing and feel a deep sense of loss for a man I never met but feel like I know well from some of the most honest music I've ever heard. I've been a big fan of Kevin's music since the mid 1970's and have a measurable stretch of my bookcase dedicated to his lp's, cd's and books. I wish there were more coming but am grateful to have received so much. Kevin redefined "one and only" . . . may he rest in peace.
Roger Andris <>
St. Louis, United States - Monday, April 04, 2005 at 05:37:53 (CEST)

Dear Helmi i heard the terrible news of Kevins death a while ago from Rob Hoogendorp who is a good friend of mine and his brother was my best friend for over 35 years and he died last june of cancer and i know what a loss is bit of a late reaction from me i am sorry but kevin was one of the greatest and i'll never forget "Majory Razor Blade" i wish you all the best he was great,
I was myself in a long mourning period, i hope you are ok and from time to time i visit his site to watch his beautiful paintings and drawings.
I have pictures of an exibition in Amsterdam a few years ago hope to send them to you one time it was a very good and nice man.
Best regards Harry

harry kempff <>
amsterdam, holland - Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 22:35:36 (CET)

verdammt kevin
Vorst, deutschland - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 09:41:54 (CET)

Some weeks ago i was sitting in our living room with my flatmate. It was evening, we were just smoking and drinking, and he put a disc of Kevin Coyne. I didn´t know his music before. It was Marjory Razorblade and from the first song on I was so deeply touched in my soul, that i first had the feeling of wanting to cry and then became just happy. A real exciting experience on a normal weekdays-evening! I love this music and am so glad, that my flatmate made me hear it. Now, I check out the internet for informations and find these nice pictures! What a wonderful interesting man must this Kevin Coyne have been!
konstanz, germany - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 01:10:14 (CET)

I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that I've only just discovered the news of Kevin's death, but this is of course nothing compared to the sadness this news brings. Quite aside from those amazing albums and the memorable performances, my memories centre around the genuine and friendly man I was lucky enough to meet in the early 80's. First time was in a pub in London where I was sat on me tod watching what I thought was the support band when he sat down next to me. He downed his pint, stood up and walked on to the stage with them and started singing ... the band were GLS, who backed him on the tremendous ' Pointing the finger ' album. Then some months later I managed to get to interview him for a local radio station when he came back to Derby for a gig. I was a shy spotty student, greatly in awe of the man and terrified at the prospect of firing questions at him, but I needn't have been - he related to me on such a human level, with so much insight and humour and no 'starstruck' ego. He then invited me with some friends and family to a boozer in town for a few pints of Marston's Pedigree before the performance. Lovely bloke.

Thanks for the music, Kevin - it's a cliche I know but you really did feel like those songs were being sung for you, so direct they were emotionally.

Bless you K.C.

P.S. - Anyone out there from Virgin, get those late '70's / early '80's albums back in stock for anyone who hasn't heard them !

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 15:55:23 (CET)

I saw Kevin with his band in mid 70's at age of 15 and his influence was very very deep. Course I went to see him solo gigs when he was touring with his volvo. Kevin was Great artist in all means.
Juha Savolainen <>
Tampere, Finland - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 10:58:18 (CET)

Two days ago, a friend of mine told me about Kevin Coyne's death. I am deeply touched about it, even though I haven't followed his career since the 1980s. Anyway, I owned and still have some of his discs and I saw him in concert. To me, he is one of the most touching voice, powerful and intimate presence in pop music.
Cordially yours,
Jean-Pierre Faugeras

Jean-Pierre <>
Paris, France - Friday, March 04, 2005 at 09:11:29 (CET)

I saw him first in the mid 70s at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. We'd gone to see John McLaughlin and Shakti because my dad was a jazz fan and wanted to check out the guitarist who'd played with Miles. Imagine the shock (for my dad) or thrill (for me, not yet knowing punk was coming) of seeing the support act playing guitar with his thumb, kind of backwards, singing weird little songs and telling everyday anecdotes. I found a copy of Marjory Razorblade in the secondhand record shop on Pottergate soon after, and asked to hear a track or two. The shop fell silent when that unaccompanied pained-sounding voice came out of the speakers, and of course I had to have it. All the others followed. I too listened to Blame it on the Night in the dark, the witch frightening me. As a student I saw him a second time, at Dingwalls in Hull, mid 80s, and my friends all made me approach him, though I was starstruck. He saw me hesitating in the mirror behind the bar where he was standing before the gig, and turned and chatted to me. During the gig he blessed the crowd (...) with beer from a pint mug during 'Your Holiness', and towards the end said 'This one's for George'. XX
Today, I have one of his prints on the wall of my study (two birds, one in a cage), all the old records and some CDs here too, and I still sing the lyircs of 'Marigold' to myself in my head if I can't sleep at night.

Professor George McKay <>
- Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 13:20:53 (CET)

I was lucky enough to be the producer on one of Kevin's last sessions for the John Peel Show. I have rarely enjoyed a BBC session more than. Kevin's And what a GREAT GUY!!!
I am deeply saddened at his passing, but his unforgettable music and lyrics will enthrall and enchant for all time.

Dale Griffin
London, England - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 10:05:45 (CET)

Dear Helmi:

It is with great sadness that I recently heard of Kevin's passing. He was such a light, I know that he is still with us...I hope you are doing ok. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to meet you both...such wonderful people...May all blessings be there for you, Robert and all those that loved Kevin at this difficult time.

In peace....

d.b. from WV.....

D.B. <>
Nowhere, USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 16:47:08 (CET)

Hi, buy Kevin Coyne releases and loads more great music from Rhythm Online, the online 'alternative' music store. We've got one of the largest lists of its kind on the web - come and check us out! Cheers, Jude x
Cambridge, UK - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 16:19:08 (CET)

Marjory Razorblade was one of my first albums and it's still as fresh and vibrant now as it was back then. Your songs have brought me so many good memories. Thanks thanks thanks - like many people I'll never forget you and I'll keep on listening to your music.
Pete Branney <>
Edinburgh, UK - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 19:02:50 (CET)

Hope he's got himself a little piece of heaven, wherever he went. He deserves it. I miss his courage.


Morten <>
Norway - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 01:07:41 (CET)

Its good to read all these heartfelt messages from fans and friends everywhere in the world. I have a memory of hearing Kevin in Hyde Park in 1974??

Here was a true poet who spoke to people in the house on the hill and those lucky enough to stay down the hill.

Jaimie Shorten <>
London, UK - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 12:13:25 (CET)

So sad to read in Uncut that Kevin died.
Those 70's L.P.'s, I've listened so often to them: The house on the hill,
The Eastbourne Ladies I'v seen him play those numbers live, I still
remember it.
So sad .....

hilde beugels <>
Sittard, The Netherlands - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 21:51:06 (CET)

Kevin,I will put roses in my room for you.The song-that whole fucking album-has lived in my memory for these past 30 years.You are missed.........
london, england - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 02:34:35 (CET)

Thank you for so many hours of pleasure Kevin, I do hope you live on in your family sure you will XX
fred <>
worcester, England - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 22:39:11 (CET)

Hi Kevin I hope u remember me I used to be that annoying brat who lived with u in sisters avenue U know tats son. U look well & u have had a good career doing what u inteneded so respect to u
I know i was only 3 but i have strong memories of those times

neil meager <>
london, UK - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 01:41:05 (CET)

I have only just found out about Kevin. What a man! What an inspiration! What a loss for mankind!! I was at the Henley gig in October, and he was sensational. What memories we should all have. Let's all go to donut city. God bless him!!!!
Alan Taylor <>
Leigh On Sea, England - Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 16:48:44 (CET)

Dear Helmi!
You are brave!
I know it`s been a difficult time.
But you seems to keep Kevins music
Please receive greetings on a difficult day.

Egil Ulvestad <>
Norway - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 22:28:28 (CET)

Congratulations, Dear Kevin, so many memories in gratefulness. I hope they deliver air mail in heaven. Roland
Roland <>
- Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 19:22:19 (CET)

'Happy Birthday Kev' last year you thanked me for the birthday card I sent you ! This year I thank you for so much you gave me over the last thirty odd years . X peace X
Bones <>
UK - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 17:05:41 (CET)

Heute! Und heute besuche ích diese homepage. Ich bin glücklich, an diesem besonderen Tag noch einmal meine Bewunderung und Dankbarkeit ausdrücken zu können.
Helmi, meine Gedanken sind auch bei Dir ...


Stuttgart, D - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11:56:07 (CET)

So, heute hätte Kevin seinen Geburtstag gefeiert! Na dann feier dort droben recht fein...

Deine Stimme wird für mich und viele andere niemals verklingen!


Chris Belinka
Amberg, Deutschland - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 10:24:46 (CET)

Liebe Helmi,
vielen Dank für Ihre lieben Worte!
Da ich erst jetzt wieder vor Ort bin, konnte ich bisher die letzten Fotos von Kevin noch nicht senden.
Im Anhang(extra mail!)die besagten Fotos vom Concert am 25.11.2004 in Halle (Sachsen-Anhalt),die Ihrer Bitte entsprechend, auf Kevin's website gestellt werden können.
Bestimmt sind diese Bilder eine schöne Erinnerung an einen großen Musiker,einen lieben Menschen und an eine extraordinäre Stimme!!!!
Viele liebe Grüße
Ihr Uli Schrader,Sangerhausen(Germany)

Uli Schrader <>
06526 Sangerhausen, Germany - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 11:39:16 (CET)

Dear Helmi and family,

First i wish you and the sons and all friends many strength in theses difficult times. Yesterday i wanted to buy another record of Kevin and i heard the awful news that he was no longer between us. I hoped it was not true...(people often don't tell the truth) i visited his website. Unfortunately, it appeared to be true: too young i think. No more concerts, no more new records, no more typical Kevin jokes on the more artworks... i will miss this great artist who managed to stay REAL...

Jan Schreurs <>
nijmegen, Netherlands - Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11:35:55 (CET)

Hallo Helmi
Aufrichtiges Beileid,
drei unvergesslich Auftritte in Korbach und die Vernissage in unserer Galerie Lifestyle - Korbach. Gerne hätten wir Kevin nochmal beim Auftritt erleben. Leider ist dies nicht mehr möglich - wir werden Ihn nie vergessen und in sehr guter Erinnerung behalten.
Britta und Manfred Wolf

Britta und Britta Wolf <>
Korbach, Deutschland - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 21:37:43 (CET)

the sad news about kevin just reached rio yesterday in the uncut magazine!
i had the chance to see him LIVE in 74/75 when i lived in london (even the rainbow's last concert)... since then kevin is a "resident" in my ears.
i have a radio show in rio and i use to play him to a very young generation.
it's important to say that all his fans in brasil are together in this very sad moment... but at the same time we have sure that kevin's music will stay forever with us!!!

mauricio valladares <>
rio de janeiro, brasil - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 16:48:00 (CET)

I heard of Kevin's death only a couple of days ago. It was a terrible shock to me. I only knew Kevin as a performer and singer. I first saw him in the mid seventies in a small club in Ghent (Belgium), where he stayed for a short time. He wasn't really a rock 'n' roll singer in my opinion, but he was a true and awfully sincere performer, more of an actor who acted out all the types in his songs, a kind of Jacques Brel in English. I will always remember his moving portrayals of 'little men', poor sods and underdogs. I will always cry when I hear albums like "Beautiful extremes" and "Dynamite Daze". As a musician I will always see him as an example. Thanks forever, Kevin and 'bon voyage' !

Dirk Eggermont <>
Geraardsbergen, Belgium - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 16:23:52 (CET)

It was very sad to learn of Kevin's passing. I think that my first exposure to his music would have been on an import LP radio programme when Marjory Razorblade was released.

Sincere condolences to Kevin's family and friends. He lives on through his wonderful music.

Chris Meloche <>
London, Ontario, Canada - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 20:14:00 (CET)

So very sorry to have to stumble on the news of Kevin's Death on the internet.

The world should have known immediately.

I was searching for Majory razor Blade Lyrics having just introduced my friend to Kevin's glorious music.......

He'll undoubtedly shine on.

kris <>
Grimsby, UK - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 04:04:05 (CET)

I enjoy reading through this informal place. I will surely visit you again to see if anything new appears on it.
Good luck for the future.

Sweet Sunny <>
NL - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 12:02:56 (CET)

It is with a heavy heart that I hear of Kevin's passing;

I first heard him as a schoolboy going to only his third ever gig.
Headlining sometime in 1973 were Gong and support was Kevin Coyne; performing between the regal statues that stand either side of Cheltenham Town Hall.

Not being old enough to go into the bar, I and a few others witnessed a performance of such power that I have never forgotton to this day.

Records were hard to come by but once I left school and started earning for some precious vinyl.

The following year he appeared on the "over the rainbow" tribute album with a blistering version of ‘Saviour’.

By this time I had already tracked down my copies of ‘Marjory’ and ‘Blame it on the night’ which as all teenagers should do, I listened to repeatedly in my darkened bedroom.

‘Hands and Feet’ was next and I wore that one very quickly.

It was the power of all those songs, such as ‘Saviour’, ‘Turpentine’ and ‘Poor Swine’ which made Kevin Coyne a unique artist.

My sincerest condolances to Kevin's family and friends.

Barrie <>
UK - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 11:28:34 (CET)

Newsletter (from Kevin's wife, Helmi Coyne)

Dear friends,

I want to say thank you.

Thank you all for the love and warmth shown at this tragic time.

Your letters, emails, cards and messages have been truly heart-warming and I am comforted in the knowledge that we all shared in Kevin's life.

But this is not the end. Kevin was too much of a living force, such a liver of life for everything to stop with his death.

Kevin's creative output continued as strong as ever despite the problems inflicted by lung fibrosis. During the final months he recorded much material for Turpentine Records and CD's are being planned for future release. Kevin's book, "Suburban Angst" is to be rescheduled for publication in the new year.
Exhibitions of new paintings and art work are also in the pipeline and the website will remain active.

Kevin was heartened by knowing that his work was reaching out to a widening audience and this gave him strength. He needed to find strength to continue concert tours and mention must be made of the unfailing contribution from the current band members, Werner, Harry and Andreas. Their loyalty, support and friendship both on and off stage helped Kevin to carry on when the going became hard.

Further thanks to Pascal and the Kevin Coyne newsgroup members. I know how much Kevin means to you.

It is not easy for me, but I know that Kevin and I shared many wonderful years. I can only be forever grateful and thank Kevin for the love and laughter, the excitement, the tears, the marvellous memories that will be with me always.

It is not easy for any of us, but I know that Kevin's star will continue to shine bright for everyone.

Thank you, everybody, the show goes on.
I wish you all a brave and happy new year.


Helmi Coyne <>
- Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 15:05:35 (CET)

schöne musik
habe vor kurzen sogar von der musik geträumt

heinz wentz <>
jenbach, austria - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 13:34:00 (CET)

Last time I saw you in concert is eight years ago.
Your beautiful records will let me think of you for a very long time.

philippe hubert <>
metz, france - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 23:46:06 (CET)

Such a great loss to the world of music. I was deeply saddened to hear of Kevin's death and my thoughts are with Helmi . I was fortunate to promote the first Siren concert for 30 years featuring Kevin and Dave Clague and Nick Cudworth in Shrewsbury in October 2003.It was a tremendous evening with Medicine Head's John fiddler and Trractor /The Way We Live performing sets too. This will eventually come out as a dvd as a tribute to Kevin Coyne and John Peel to whom I had promised both copies of the completed dvd of The Dandelion concert. Kevin's performance in Shrewsbury in October 2003 was like all his othergigs through the years phenomenal
chris hewitt <>
Northwich, UK - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 19:57:03 (CET)

We last saw Kevin and his band at The Crooked Billet in Oxfordshire in October, just over four weeks before he died. Kevin and band were squeezed into a tiny bar & Kevin seemed less than impressed at first but soon settled in & gave the performance of a lifetime. I doubt anyone in the small crowd will ever forget that night. Old and new songs were all astounding and his voice was as strong as ever - we could have watched him through the night. We told him afterwards how good it was (not sure he believed it himself!) and that we'd been listening for 30 years - he said that made us real veterans but how can you ever stop listening to someone so creative and original? So sad to hear of his passing - let's help to keep his music alive. Graham and Geoff.
Graham Field <>
UK - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 14:16:01 (CET)

deepest sympathy. I was privy to meet him and know him. Kevin left a beautiful mark in the world. his voice will carry on...
tim starkey <>
charleston, wv, USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 23:00:07 (CET)

Iam just very sad to hear this
jos lemmens
- Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 15:04:30 (CET)

Shocked and numbed to read of Kevin's death on his website - heartfelt sympathy to Helmi and all who are close to Kevin.

I was priveliged to see Kevin play at the New Roscoe in late October this year. Despite breathing oxygen through a tube he displayed such energy, vigour, soul and humour. His voice was as strong as ever.

A timeless, massive talent, and a great person. We have lost one of our own. Rest in Peace Kevin, or in as much noise as you want to make.

Fraser <>
Leeds, UK - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 00:57:34 (CET)

Hello everyone,I am just writing to say how sorry I am to hear the
sad news of Kevins passing.I only found out 2 days ago when I logged
on to Pascal`s site.Deep condolence goes out to the family,it must have
been a difficult christmas for them,and also to Pascal who has been
very sensitive about the whole thing.I only hope Virgin and Cherry
Red will be as sensitive at this time,but it wont be a bad thing if
Kevin continues to find new fans,even after death.
I am especially sad as I wanted to see Kevin perform one more
time,but that is how I will remember him,giving a dynamic and
expressive performance on stage,as he loved to do.
Yours,sadly,Steve Bull.

steve bull
eastbourne, uk - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 13:08:48 (CET)

So sorry to hear the news of Kevin passing on,condolances to his family and friends.
I`d seen Kevin a fair bit over the years ,always great performances.
RIP Kevin

Bob <>
Salford, Uk - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 00:44:06 (CET)

i first heard Kevin's music in 1978, when i was 16 years old. his work has been my faithful and constant companion since that day, and a wonderful gift of love to anyone who cared to listen. thank you Kevin.
James Coleman <>
Boston, USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 06:40:14 (CET)

Hi,ich habe deine Musik über alles geliebt.
Ich werde dich vermissen, KEVIN.Doch lebst du immer fort, in meinem kopf und auf dem plattenteller. It`s only rock´n´roll...JÖRN.

Erftstadt, Germany - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 18:24:56 (CET)

he s gone.
and we still waiting.
but, sometimes, somewhere
we saw that light
thanks a lot...

thomas <>
nürnberg, - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 02:10:14 (CET)

Hi Kevin !

I know that you have left us, but still want to say a BIG thank you for all the great music you made for us !
You will be sadly missed.

Morten M.

Morten Mordal <>
Norway - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 23:15:38 (CET)

Sad to hear of Kevin's pasing. I was abig of his in the 70s. I bought all his 70s albums(except Case History): Marjory Razorblade still has pride of place in my collection. Kevin was a vey special and unique artist who wrote some truly exceptional songs.He will be sadly missed. RIP Kevin.
Billy <>
Glasgow, Scotland - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 21:25:07 (CET)


just good night, but not good bye :)))

der toriam <>
norimberga, bavaria - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 20:04:19 (CET)

So sad to read of Kevin's passing.The band I play in did a cover of Marlene
in our first gig (Oct.28).I'm both proud and glad we did so as I'm still astounded by the amount of people who have never heard his work. He was a one off, a true great.

Brian Gordon <>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 17:25:12 (CET)

... just listened to STUMBLING ON TO PARADISE ...

Ich wünsche mir so sehr, dass diese Stimme uns immer begleiten wird.

Daniel Nufer <>
Zurich, Switzerland - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 23:48:13 (CET)

I can't believe he's gone. I never got the chance to see his last concert which I was hoping so much to do. I hope his music never ceases to be an inspiration to all of his fans who will dearly miss him.

jasmine davies <>
Brighton, UK - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 12:54:33 (CET)

I never saw anyone with more bottle than Kevin on the opening night of what was the last tour in sheffield on october 25th. What a magnificent man, unforgettable. Here comes the morning!
Guy Rowe <>
derby, england - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 03:42:44 (CET)

i am at a loss for words! my daughter & i always went to the empty glass bar in charleston, wva to see kevin. every time i listen to a cd it is easy to imagine that i am at the empty glass. what a voice! he and helmi were always so easy to speak with.i will forever remember a happy little fat man telling mrs. hooley to go home or for people to stop pickin' on me as victoria smiles.thanks for all the beautiful memories! my thoughts are with you helmi and your family.
marjie marie parsons <>
ripley,west virginia, united states - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 04:37:11 (CET)

Frankfurt, Achtzigerjahre, "Sinkkasten":
Kevin Coyne. Kommt mit knapp einstündiger Verspätung. Ist allein und singt nur zwei Lieder; das zweite ist ein nicht endenwollendes "Knock on heaven's door".
Dann gab es eine Runde Freibier auf Kosten des Hauses.
Nur eine Erinnerung.
Seine Songs haben mich 30 Jahre begleitet ...
... listening to "Shangri-La":
Farewell Kevin!

Hans-Georg Kwasniok <>
Butzbach, Germany - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 16:46:03 (CET)

Es gibt Nachrichten, denen immer der Geschmack des Irrealen anhaften wird. Eine kleine Randnotiz in der Tageszeitung, Jeff Buckley vermisst. Jemand auf der anderen Seite des Telefons, Kevin ist tot.
Nie vergessen werde ich den Auftritt in dieser kleinen Kneipe im Sauerland. In all dem unglaublichen Chaos, das sich vom Mischpult ausgehend in den Auftritt schlich, bei aller gereizten Stimmung auf der "Bühne" ist da bis heute diese Erinnerung an einen im allerbesten Sinne liebenswerten Menschen geblieben, der den Auftritt um der Musik und der Fans willen durchgezogen hat.
Eines meiner schönsten Konzerterlebnisse...
Übrig bleibt die Erinnerung. So long, Kevin!

Jense <>
Münster, Germany - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 15:15:51 (CET)

Yesterdayevening in Paradiso, Amsterdam, the place where I have seen Kevin so many times,I heard that Kevin died on the 2nd of december. I'm feeling very sad about this and will always remember him and his beautiful music. Kevin, I will miss you.
Joke <>
Alkmaar, Holland - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 14:56:48 (CET)

I am so sad to hear of Kevin's death. I was just admiring Kevin's art and emailing him last Sept to tell him Sally Timms had covered a song from "Millionaires and Teddy Bears". I told him that the Mekons and John Lydon first introduced me to his music. Mekons cover of "Having a party" on F.U.N. 90 is essential. Not such a bad thing to have those folks as fans! We shall miss you Kevin!
Mark <>
Boston, USA - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 03:18:31 (CET)




3 lines of Kevin's
and we'll be learning...

you're still here,
yes you are

Daniel Nufer <>
Zurich, Switzerland - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 00:24:46 (CET)

These kind words were written by John Keenan, Leeds promoter, for the Village Voice :
.....As well as having been a great singer-songwriter, he was an author, a painter-cartoonist of renown, and a droll storyteller. Anyone who saw his show at the New Roscoe a few weeks back would have thought he was at his peak. He played a blinder, even though he was breathing with the aid of an oxygen cylinder. Brendan Croker, who was there, said today, "We were privileged!"

I promoted Kevin several times but felt frustrated because I could never bring in the crowd he deserved. That's the problem with Britain—we don't support our true originals until they are departed.

What's the betting that there will now be glowing eulogies in the papers and magazines that largely ignored him?

Rest in peace, Kevin.

Eric Hands <>
London, England - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 11:07:55 (CET)

The blues goes on and on....
Curt "rockscully" <>
Fuerth, Germany - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 08:37:07 (CET)

Ich sitze heute den ganzen Abend schon am P.C. und gebe meine gesammelten musikalischen Werke (und besonders zu betonen:WERTE !)von Kevin in die Medienbibliothek ein.Dabei fiel mir auf dass seine intensivsten Liebeslieder in den letzten zehn bis zwölf Jahren entstanden sind...Welch´wunderbare Frau muss Helmi sein,ihn in solchem Maße inspiriert zu haben.
Ich hoffte durch den Besuch seiner Beerdigung akzeptieren zu können dass Alles und Jeder seine Zeit hat,die nun mal abläuft.Soweit bin ich jedoch noch nicht denn ich bin sicher Kevin hätte noch Inspiration und Kreativität für einige weitere Dekaden gehabt.
Der Stern wird mich stets daran erinnern.

Manuel Ortloff <>
Schonungen, Germany - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 21:45:03 (CET)

sorry kevin,

A peace Kevin, a Peace.
Who is Kevin ???
The greatest unknown singer songwriter and humorits in the world !!!
Oh yea, peace Kevin , A Peace

kees ruigrok <>
vogelenzang, holland - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 20:07:36 (CET)

No romance
frédéric Boudet <>
SGDB/91, France - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 14:50:31 (CET)

Die Beerdigung (Schade, dass jemand die Hauptperson spielen musste und diese ausgerechnet unser Kevin war...) gestern, den 13.12.2004 war sehr angenehm und schön umrahmt gewesen, nochmals herzliches Beileid an alle Hinterbliebenen von Kevin Coyne... Und ein herzliches Dankeschön für Deinen Stern, Kevin!
Chris Balzer <>
Amberg (Bavaria), Germany - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 12:21:12 (CET)

Danke, Kevin.

Der Anruf von Karl Bruckmaier war ein Schock, aber auch der Anstoß, darüber zu reflektieren, warum der Kontakt zu Kevin seit mehr als 20 Jahren abgebrochen war.
Es war nicht die Auseinandersetzung, wegen der ich damals das Handtuch warf, die mich nachtragend gemacht hätte. (Kevin hat diese Geschichte noch im November in
der “Bavarian Open”-Broschüre beeindruckend schön beschrieben.)
Es waren die mir selbst angelegten Fesseln, der tägliche Stress, der Überlebenskampf für/um das eigene Label, die eigene Existenz – menschliche Beziehungen litten darunter. Es ist einfach schade und blöd, daß ich Kevin nicht mehr getroffen und gesprochen habe.

Aber Kevin war und wird nicht vergessen: seine bitteren, scharfen, humorvollen Beschreibungen menschlicher Stärken und Schwächen, seine textlichen, gezeichneten, gemalten Bilder und sein Mut zu musikalisch vielschichtigen, spannenden Experimenten vor allem in den frühen Jahren: Kevins gesamtes künstlerisches Werk ist ein ebenso
zielsicher überzeichnetes wie zutiefst richtiges Abbild der Welt und der darin vorkommenden Merkwürdigkeiten und Verwerfungen in einer menschenfeindlichen Gesellschaftsordnung. Er hat damit vielen eine ihnen unbekannte, manchmal erschreckende, aber auch liebevolle Sicht auf die “Menschheit” ermöglicht.
Für mich sein Meisterwerk: “Marjory Razor Blade”, sie gehört zu den wichtigsten Werken der jüngeren Musikgeschichte.

An dieser Stelle ein Foto von einem gemeinsamen Besuch 1977 (?) in “seinem” Pub in London, mit Menschen, die er wahrscheinlich ebenso kritisierte wie liebte.

Danke für alles.

Alfred Hilsberg
Hamburg, im Dezember 2004

Alfred Hilsberg <>
Hamburg, Germany - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 22:58:55 (CET)

Thank you,Kevin, for the music and the
humor. All the good's gone.

joop crombach <>
Tilburg, Netherlands - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 20:15:04 (CET)

Zufall oder Nicht ? Als ich von Kevin's Tod erfuhr, lief gerade "Babble". Ich bin traurig, R.I.P.

Niebler Franz <>
Persenbeug, Österreich - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 19:12:04 (CET)

I only heard this terribly sad news last night when the announcer at the end of Andy Kershaw's programme on BBC Radio 3 said that next week's programme would be a tribute to Kevin who had died recently.

This is so so sad. I saw his last gig here only a few weeks ago, shocked to see him looking so weak, but the voice was so so strong. Talk about raging against the dying of the light.

His music has always been around for me since the mid 70s, in fact I remember with great clarity each of the four occasions I saw him; Liverpool Polytechnic 1974, Nashville Rooms London 1978, Cricketers London 1994 and finally the 100 Club only a few weeks ago.

A real man strong enough to admit his weaknesses or his weirdnesses, humble in the very best sense of the word, true to himself, and a great laugh as well.

This still sticks in my mind from nearly 30 years ago: after thumb strumming on open chords through one of his songs "I met that Jimi Hendrix once. He said to me bloody hell Kevin, where did you learn to play guitar like that?"

Ein echte Kunstler. Ein echte Mensch. Ich bin so traurig.

"I met th

Hugh Weldon <>
London, UK - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 18:04:40 (CET)

Thanks Kevin, see you. Never forget you !
pol berlamont
Belgium - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 14:04:54 (CET)

Ten days ago a sheet of paper was affixed on the entrance door of the pub Reigen where Kevin wanted to play in Vienna. It told me, with bulky blue letters, that the artist died the day before the concert. I couldn’t believe it then and I can not believe it today! Recently I re-discovered Kevin’s music (although his music was always in my head and mind) on a tape I recorded in spring 1980 (a portrait of Kevin and an interview with him in the broadcast Musicbox). I saw him singing and acting three times in Vienna at the times he released Babbles, Bursting Bubbles, Pointing the Finger and Politicz. What brilliant concerts! Kevin was so creative on the stage! Now I know that 30 minutes of a concert with Kevin were much more exciting than 30 hours of other bands’ concerts! He showed us the “million rooms in our head”. One of his extremely remarkable concerts he did, was in an old Jugendstil-theatre in a madhouse called Steinhof (it was built on a hill). I grew up in the immediate vicinity of the “house on the hill”. It was so great to get rid of my anxious prejudices (it was more than 20 years ago and I was a youth) against mentally a little bit different people. Kevin was playing as powerful as always and the inmates of the house on the hill danced to his music…
The uniqueness, individuality and creativity of every single human being…one of Kevin’s, may be the most important, messages.
My deepest condolences, love & respect to Kevin’s family & friends.

Norbert Sauberer <>
Vienna, Austria - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 07:53:10 (CET)

Have been living in Nuremberg for quite some time. When I got back this year, I accidently saw Kevin at the news magazine shop in the nuremberg "hauptbanhof" (?) in february with his wife. I mean, I don't know him, but this is still sad shit.
Rock on! Nobody should die really...

- Monday, December 13, 2004 at 02:00:41 (CET)

I shall mis you.
I hope you finnaly got a bungalow by the sea in heaven.
Thank you for all the fantastic music and concerts. I will never forget you, I will playing your music all my life !!

A Pease Kevin A pease

Greetings Kees

kees ruigrok <>
vogelenzang, holland - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 22:14:14 (CET)

Wie so oft - so auch heute am 12.12. - öffne ich Deine Webseite - und falle fast vom Stuhl. Entsetzt und fassungslos erfahre ich vom Tod eines Künstlers, den ich von meiner Jugend an "begleitet" habe. Meine aufrichtige Anteilnahme gilt seiner Frau Helmi, auch wenn ich beide persönlich nicht kenne.
Für mich geht eine Ära zu Ende. Singing the blues in heaven. Dieter Riemenschneider

dieter riemenschneider <>
Titz- Hasselsweiler, Deutschland - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 19:19:18 (CET)

als er iemand uit België wil meerijden naar de begrafenisplechtigheid gelieve vandaag nog te mailen, er is nog plaats in onze auto

antoine légat <>
hansbeke, belgium - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 17:50:09 (CET)

damn, I hadn't listened to your music for a while. but over the years you were a fresh exciting voice for me. I loved the two concerts I saw- you sang like a lion. you were an antidote to pop hype crap. I really liked and admired your work and you seemed like such a good guy as well.

all my condolences and best wishes to your family. RIP Kevin.

- Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 14:19:47 (CET)

For more than 25 years Kevin was a part of my musical universe. Now a bright star is missing. The loss to me is painful, but his family will be suffering a much more significant loss, a deeper pain. My thoughts are with Kevin's work, but my feelings are with his family.
tom.d.stiller <>
- Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 09:05:06 (CET)

I was watching some videos about Kevin today & decided to log on to website, I couldn't believe it when I read the news. A great talent is gone! I'll miss you.

Michael <>
Australia - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 08:16:50 (CET)

So sad to hear the news; all I can say is that Kevin Coyne was still full of fire, humour and genius when I saw him at The 100 Club recently. Love and respect to his family, friends and all who knew him.
Gary <>
Billericay, England - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 20:05:03 (CET)

So it was the crocodile.. and much to soon. Thank you Kevin for the definition of beaty, we won't forget you.
Love to his family, friends and band.

Ivo Aerts <>
aarschot, belgium - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 15:39:24 (CET)

i first heard kevin in 1982.i went to see him live in the early 90,s at the cricketers at the oval.i had thought about him tonight at work looked for him on the web for the first time and poor kevin has left very sorry i,ll listen to him today.miss you kevin
southampton, uk - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 08:33:48 (CET)

Saw Kevin on two occasions in Cleveland OH in the last 5 years or so. I remember the same audience of 7 or 8 people, including three guys who drove down from Detroit for both shows, his lovely wife. I still regret not requesting 'Marjory Razorblade' -- one of so many great songs -- and now knowing I'll never hear him do it live. Picked up a few of his drawings. It was nice, though no surprise, to discover that he was such a kind, genuine person. This is so sad.
Michael Boock <>
Corvallis, OR, USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 20:31:43 (CET)

You were never 'cosy' Kevin Coyne.In a world of phoneys you were the real deal.Loss,chaos,madness,loneliness,love and joy was painted raw for us. Thankyou for all those wonderful Dynamite Days. Peace to you and condolences to your wife and family.
Stephen Lowin-Green
Fakenham,Norfolk, England - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 18:14:47 (CET)

Couldn’t believe it when a friend phoned with the news. Losing you feels like losing an older brother. Remember the first time I saw you in 76 doing a benefit for Licorice magazine with John Martyn and Bridget St John. Remember the joy of finding ‘Stumbling on to Paradise’ in a record shop in Japan. Still think “Lookin’ for the River” is probably the greatest song ever written and sung. Hope you found it mate.
John Rogers <>
Matlock, UK - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 17:28:11 (CET)

Dear Kevin, thank you for everything you have given. We're all crazy down here, you're all crazy up there, Roland
Roland <>
- Friday, December 10, 2004 at 17:06:12 (CET)

It's pity that the best always have to go so early. I hope Kevin's found himself a nice place whereever he is now....

Micky Findlay <>
Fürth, Germany - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:59:37 (CET)

So regretful that I passed up the opportunity of seeing Kevin live - one just assumes that the genuine greats will always be holding their corner on the sidelines. J. Rotten originally sent me scuttling around the back catalogue, and Kevin's subsequent albums soon became beacons of integrity in the miasma. 'Dynamite Daze' in particular was a brilliant riposte to and endorsement of punk rock - so few of the old guard were genuinely energised rather than threatened by change! I'm certain to take comfort from his more recent output, but I'm so sorry that it all had to end so prematurely. Condolences to his family and friends.
Bill Dew <>
London, UK - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 16:55:18 (CET)

We´ve lost a great artist !
Farewell and RIP.
Sonic Flowers

Sonic Flowers <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 12:24:08 (CET)

es tut schlimm weh,solch einen liebenswerten menschen - musiker,maler und schriftsteller - zuverlieren. dieter
dieter wagner
gotha /thr., deutschland - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 08:10:49 (CET)

So very sorry to hear of Kevin's death. His music has been my campanion for 25 years, and for his raw emotion and the humanity of his work, he was true great. Saw him three times, maybe most memorably in a Covent Garden where there were a handful of fans and the rest were drunken clubbers. He soon won over the hecklers with an amazing, intense performance. Deepest condolences to family and friends - will shed a tear tonight.
Martin Holborn <>
Preston, England - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 00:19:28 (CET)

see-ya miduck,
thanks for everything,
what memories,what times.
from your turns at the interval at the bingo,through all the years,
wonderful music,36 years of looking out for when kev is on, and each gig was so special.
in respect radio kevin coyne will be on the air,broadcasting non stop kev over north derbyshire this weekend[if we can hide the ariel!!].
Best wishes to family and to all that feel as i do, what a loss.

ken clemens <>
derby, england - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 20:16:40 (CET)

Very sad news indeed, another great artist shall be missed, though his album that turned me on - Majory Razorblade - still stands timeless, in a class of it´s own, original and subversive. It was great to see the man live back in the 70´s so many times, when I lived in London, and then caught him here in Gothenberg in a small club during a tour of Bursting Bubbles I think it was in the 80´s...Great stuff...
Much Love and peace to his family and friends//Jim and the old school

Jim Georgiades <>
GÖTEBORG, Sweden - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 18:23:29 (CET)

a simple tribute :
Eric Hands <>
London, England - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 13:58:44 (CET)

I did'nt know it till now.
What a lost for music.
A real artist has left us .

Serge Pattyn <serge.pattyn@synerco;be>
Roeselare, Belgium - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 13:23:16 (CET)

Dear Kevin,
A week later and I'm still stunned. You have left a world where 're-invention' is heralded as talent, cash as 'success' and ' no comment' as integrity. You have left us missing something. If there is an afterlife you'd better bloody well be there when I get there. Until then - thanks, mate. You did us proud. Much love to Helmi, Robert, Eugene and Lesley.

Eric Hands <>
London, England - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 11:01:22 (CET)

Dear Kevin.., ein großartiger,einziartiger & ausergewöhnlicher Mensch ist gegangen.
danke..das es DICH gab.
danke.. für Dein Werk.
Ohne Deine Musik wäre die Welt etwas kälter.
Du hast mich immer inspiriert.
Werd Dich im Herzen tragen.
... ein unbekannter Musiker & Bewunderer.

Bernhard Armer <>
Fürth, Germany - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 01:37:12 (CET)

Danke Kevin für Deine Kunst und unsere Begegnungen!Ich werde Deine Musik weiterspielen
René Meiringen <>
Meiringen, Schweiz - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 00:04:44 (CET)

just the way it is, it is
but just like so many times before
"forever young"

marlanne <>
gent, belgica - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 23:52:40 (CET)

Kevin Coyne was a brilliant artist.
I am sad that I never had the chance to see him perform, but take heart in the fact that I have some incredible music to remember this original genius.

j.r robinson <>
chicago, United States - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 18:44:57 (CET)

the world has lost a true original...those nights at the Half Moon Putney in the late 1970s....and the most memorable concert I ever saw was the double bill of Kevin with John Martyn at Nottingham....
and I still find myself singing House on The Hill at least once a week.
you left many people happier for the memories you have left them....

Jim McLaughlin <>
WHITBY , uk - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 15:02:04 (CET)

Well, it really makes me cry reading all these condolences below.
It was strange, I was talking to Pedro in the shop on Thursday about John Peels death and about his age. And in the night from Thursday to Friday I dreamt that Kevin had passed away.....
It is strange how the subcontiousness plays tricks with you when you sleep and dream.
The shock came on Friday as I heard Kevin had left us.
I got to know Kevin very late, considering how long he's been underway. But therefor we had a good friendship.
Kevin enjoyed visiting us every few weeks and we had some really good discussions and conversations, rarely about music actually.
There where a lot of simularities between us apart from both coming from England and landing in Nürnberg.
For me, Kevin was a friend with a big heart and I will miss him. Rest in peace Kevin.
Our condolences to his family, we send you strength and love.

Rafael Cavar <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 14:32:51 (CET)

Ich habe hier ein Bild das Du 1994 gemalt hast, Kevin. Darauf sind zwei Figuren zu sehen. Die eine greift der anderen agressiv an den Hals und streckt ihr die grosse, rote Zunge entgegen.Darunter hast Du die Frage geschrieben: "How come you hate me now?" Darüber hast Du Dich offenbar auch immer gewundert, dass wir unsere Zeit damit verschwenden können einander zu hassen und zu plagen.
Du hast uns viel Gutes gegeben, Kevin. Herzlichen Dank für alles und GOODBYE!

Roger Hollenstein <>
Frauenfeld, Switzerland - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 12:51:16 (CET)

Bloody hell. What a shit year.Peel & now the great Kevin Coyne.
Think it was probably on Peel that i first heard Kevin.
I was lucky enough to see Kevin on quite a few occasions most notably on his mini-tour with David Thomas a few years back. Managed to make all 4 dates on that tour,using up most of my annual leave in the process. Time was never better spent.
Also recall a fantastic gig in approx '84 in the now defunct Dingwalls in Hull.
Didn't hear abt Kevin's death till a friend e-mailed me yesterday.
Went home listened to Marjory Razorblade,Sanity Stomp & In Living in Black & White. Got totally bladdered & raised several glasses to the great Mr Coyne. God bless you Kevin & all who sailed in your songs.

tim dredge <>
Durham, England - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 10:15:46 (CET)

I only found out today and am in a state of shock. Over thirty years of listening to Kevin's music so far and I will never tire of playing his music for as long as I live. I feel a sense of guilt that I couldn't get to see him on his recent UK mini-tour and now I won't be able to see him live again but at least I have the albums. It's a shame that not all are available on cd. I never should have got rid of all my vinyl. All my love to Helmi and Kevin's children. He will continue to be an inspiration.
Bryan Marshall <>
Manchester, England - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 03:16:33 (CET)

my condolences to kevins friends and lovers 30 years not a day too long ive been a good boy and blamed it on the night ive met marjory razorblade and felt the witch's goodnight. i cant find my trousers and proved day is not night, i should have signed with the doors but the money was not right but the money was not right the money was not right love love love love love to kevins family its not right love love to everyone fo ever more thats right
roy lamb <>
manchester, england - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 01:14:27 (CET)

A brief relationship
Through Peel - Marjory Razorblade - in particular "Old Soldier" & "Eastbourne Ladies" and then went my own way.
25 years on we are losing the important people

martin crighton <>
Newmarket, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 23:44:37 (CET)

This world has loose a great man.
I have seen him in Belgium 2003 in Aarschot, as support from SLADE.
Wunderfull and fantastic, we have a great time there with Kevin.


Belgium - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 23:29:10 (CET)

Sold Beautiful Extremes years ago. But I'm hearing it right now. So long Kevin
Gerald <>
Amersfoort, The Netherlands - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 23:16:27 (CET)

Playing pointing the finger lp right now, Kevin you will be missed. thank you.
justanotheroneinthislonglist <>
Gent, Belgium - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 21:41:21 (CET)

I set out today on a train bound for London and halfway through the Times newspaper read Kevin's obituary. I first came across Kevin 15 years ago and have been an avid follower ever since. Without doubt he was the finest singer song writer that I have ever come across and he will be surely missed. Hopefully he will team up with John Peel in Heaven and keep on rocking. Sunday morning sunrise !
Love to the family in these tragic times. Dave.

Dave Westgate <>
Keynsham, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 20:54:45 (CET)

(Jonathan Swift waits)
LOVE CITY, Grandprix2000 in Nürnberg,Love is here...
Lieber Kevin, vielen, vielen Dank für Alles und für dieses Lied.
Liebe Helmi und Familie auch vielen Dank an Euch. Jetzt alle Kraft, die ich Euch nur wünschen kann.

thomas <>
Nürnberg, - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 19:15:22 (CET)

what a sad day.
I loose an old friend which followed my life for more than 35 years.
i remember one day somebody in the crowd yelled"kevin's not dead" he laughed.
i remember finding in canada beautiful extremes lp it was a belgium import
i do not forget the night spent whith kevin and zoot money at caen.He left us at 9 am then rode to play at the olympia in the afternnon.
I already miss you
I would like a special paradise for musicans
goodbye kevin,you gave me so much

luc gahéry <lgahé>
paris, france - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 18:45:00 (CET)

The world has lost an absolute diamond, condolences to his family and all his fans.
Clive Atton <>
Southampton, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 18:14:04 (CET)

My old mate gone to organise the revolution upstairs! Hard to come to terms with it but still trying to find my way Kev. Love to Helmi and the boys from all in tears in Hackney
Ivan Beavis <jcfanzine'>
London, UK - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 17:27:06 (CET)

J'ai eu l'honneur de traduire et d'enregistrer quelques chansons de Kevin,le succès ne fut hélas que critique...Aujourd'hui encore,je chante"Takin' on the bowers"en duo avec John Greaves,au sein d'un projet consacré à Robert Wyatt...I've lost a soul brother,but...Sing on!
Jacques Mahieux <>
Prisches, France - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 16:22:43 (CET)

Bei uns im Alten Gasometer durften wir eines deiner letzten Konzerte erleben. An diesem Abend hat mich dein Humor tief beeindruckt. Trotz deiner Krankheit vermochtest du das Publikum total zu begeistern. Mein Mitgefühl gilt Helmi, mit ihr wurde der Auftritt vereinbart. Wir wollen mit einer kleinen Fotoausstellung an deine Auftritte in Zwickau erinnern.
Andreas Voigt <>
Zwickau, Germany - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 16:15:53 (CET)



John Fidler <>
Frodsham, England - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 16:11:06 (CET)

Kevin - Thank you for the memories and your music. They will live on.
My condolences to Kevin's family and close friends.

Belgium - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 15:25:13 (CET)

When I was 17 or so, I hitchhiked from my home in Stoke On Trent to Cob Records, purveyors of rare vinyl, in Porthmadog, Wales, to find records by Kevin Coyne. My local record shop didn't stock them see. I bought Matching Head And Feet on vinyl and Blame It On The Night on cassette and so began my unwavering admiration for his music. I'm 46 now and all I can say is that anyone new to his work is in for great time. What with Brian Clough, John Peel and Kevin Coyne now gone, Blighty seems much more dreary and a lot quieter than usual. God bless Kevin and God bless to Helmi, Robert and Eugene.
Nick Flynn <>
London, England - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 15:19:09 (CET)

Kevin, Thanks for the wonderful, unique music. I saw you supporting Gong at the City Hall, Glasgow in 1973, bought the albums and later CD's. I last saw you in Paisley Arts Centre a few years back, I had the privelege to shake your hand. There will never be another Kevin Coyne, condolences to the family.
glasgow, scotland - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 13:41:45 (CET)

Das Werk dieses mutigen Mannes ist mir seit über 20 Jahren Inspiration und Kraftquelle gewesen. Der Verlust nicht zu ersetzen. Unser letzter Held ist tot.
Seiner Familie wünsche ich viel Kraft und die Zuversicht, dass Kevin in seiner Kunst weiter lebt.

Thomas Sieben
Frankfurt, Germany - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 12:55:21 (CET)

Dear Kevin and friends,
Many many thanks for your lyrics and moving music all those years. Same story as many other fans: When I was sixteen I first visited your concert in The Hague (Paard van Troye) with friends and we were hooked for life !
Last time you were in Zwolle I was there too, it was the last time and that's a cold feeling. I wish all our friend and family the best and thanks again, Martha.

martha van esch <>
dedemsvaart, holland - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 12:46:48 (CET)

Dear Kevin, it was 1975 and I was sixteen when I listened to Radio Bremen broadcasting your concert in the "Glocke," and for the first time I heard your unique voice singing "Shangri-la," "Poor Swine," "Mummy," "My Mother's Eyes" (you pronounced it, that evening, like "Ice"). Zoot Money was your piano player at that time, and "Andy Summers on guitar, Ladies and Gentlemen!" I was caught and, a little later, bought "In Living Black and White" and "Heartburn", followed by "Sanity Stomp" and others of your great records. A few years ago, I saw a documentary about you on arte TV, and the Bayerische Rundfunk broadcasted one of your concerts ("Victoria" - "a love song of sorts", indeed!). I was so happy that you came to my home town in spring 2003 and I could listen live to you and your excellent band - you got enthusiastic reviews in the local papers. I want to thank you by heart for the wonderful music you created for so many years which always touched me deep in the soul.
Gerd Meyer <>
Marburg, Germany - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 09:05:51 (CET)

Thanks Kevin for the 24 years I listened to your music and enjoyed your art. I will never forget the many times I've seen you perform live on stage.
All my deepest condolences to Kevin's family.

Eelco Raphet Meeng <>
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands - Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 09:01:45 (CET)

Goodbeye Kevin, we were running together for a long time. I'll put some roses in your room! Never forget the 8 gigs I visited.
Theo Willemsen <>
Roermond, Netherlands - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 23:40:11 (CET)

From the Tiffany Ballroom Hull to the Borderline London and some spaces in between Many Thanks
Andrew Chester <>
London, England - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 22:56:01 (CET)

Deep in my heart, there is a name
I keep him there because he's special

Willy <>
Bruges, Belgium - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 21:19:27 (CET)

Such a unique man and such a great loss.
Our thoughts are with you all,
Halfmoon, Putney

Carrie Davies <>
London, UK - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 20:51:19 (CET)

One of the most memorable gigs I ever went to was Kevin Coyne at the Half Moon - about ten(?) years ago.
Hearing such a powerful voice in such a small room was an indelible experience. Similar(I imagine)to being in the presence of Bessie Smith. Sad to hear the news.

London, UK - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 20:13:55 (CET)

A more generous obit than the Guardian one was printed in Saturday's Independent, also available online
martin futter <>
rochester, england - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 18:59:20 (CET)

So, so sorry.
Kevin was totally unique, a magnificent writer and performer.
"House on the Hill" is playing as I wrire this, and I am so sad.
Never to be forgotten.


Ian Lambert <>
Nottingham, UK - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 18:57:34 (CET)

For anyone who hasn't seen it this obituary was in todays Guardian,,1367104,00.html
simon phillips <>
London, england - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 18:01:07 (CET)

Condolences to all of Kevin's family. Memories of a prolific & brilliant artist, belly-achingly funny, soft,wild,mad geezer & unswerving supporter of the "Mighty Rams"
All my love Peter Kirtley

Peter Kirtley <>
Sibton, UK - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 17:54:52 (CET)

deepest felt condolences to the Coyne family. Kevin was, like others have noted, a musical hero of mine for many, many years. i had the great pleasure of seeing Kevin perform at a small clug here in ottawa, and it was a truly memorable night.
the world is a sadder place without him.

Reed Black <>
Ottawa, Canada - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 17:26:47 (CET)

Kevin was my absolute musical hero between age 18 and 25 ('74-'81). He wrote so many brilliant songs: I love that one 'Poor Swine' from Blame it on the Night: it's so honest and human. The best concert I EVER saw was when Kevin came to Scunthorpe in 1974 and played to about 35 people at the Hotel there. My best friend Geoffrey Shine and I lapped it up. He played for about two hours, with an open tuning using his thumb to make a barre. I was hooked. Two years later my girlfriend got his autograph for me and he wrote down his open tuning. A great writer
Ken Gill <>
Glasgow, Scotland - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 14:06:51 (CET)

See ya on down the line, Kevin, somewhere in WONDERLAND!
Sincerely and with great respect,
Akamas Auriga/Belgium

Akamas Auriga <>
Gullegem, Belgium - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 14:05:05 (CET)

Sad to read Kevin's obituary in today's newspaper. I saw him perform about 25yrs ago at Polgooth Village Fair. A memorable occasion! How he came to appear in a field in a small Cornish village I don't know but it was a great night/morning. Condolences to his family.


Arthur Jacob <>
Polgooth, Cornwall - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 13:09:51 (CET)

Dear Kevin, you will be missed! Your music made me smile, so did your concerts. I remember somewhere about 1982 a concert in Apeldoorn the Netherlands. You were playing your set, I was shouting for the Eastbourne Ladies and you replied with the song!
I will never forget that. Thanks for the music, my deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I wish you all the strength you will be needing. Be strong! The music will stay!

Lammert Kloosterman <>
Sneek, The Netherlands - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 12:18:47 (CET)

Dear Kevin, you will always be carried to the future in the hearts of all the many people you touched through the years. Memories of you will propel us forwards, opening doors, opening minds, and smiling right back. From the very early Dandelion years through to visiting Helmi and yourself in Nurnberg last year, your presence always warmed my heart , and I thankfully share that with all your fans. Much Love to you Helmi, and a heart full of thanks to you Kevin.
John Fiddler.

John Fiddler <>
- Monday, December 06, 2004 at 11:48:11 (CET)

Goodbye, Kevin. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful music. It will seem so strange not to be looking forward to the next album.
Greg Ioannou <>
Toronto, Canada - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 06:33:30 (CET)

Condolences on the loss of Kevin. I've been a fan for thirty years now. I will miss him. Recognized a lot in his texts, which were a great help during therapies, like Talking to no-one.
Matthé <>
Uithoorn, Netherlands - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 02:12:27 (CET)

sad news of the passing of a truly great artist. i sat among a handful of others at a club in toronto called "the edge" in the very early 80's, wondering why so few in a supposedly musically sophisticated city came out to see him. kevin will continue to provide me with musical catharsis for the soul. i hope family and friends are gladdened by the obvious wealth of heartfelt condolences and memories shared by so many from around the world.
peace, kevin.

steven kirkland <>
ottawa, canada - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 02:12:16 (CET)

we are going to miss Kevin! We will try to come to the funeral to give our respect to the man we loved as a musician and as a great human being.
The belgian music society mourns his death!

Karin Lippens and Antoine Légat <>
hansbeke, Belgium - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 01:19:27 (CET)

The world is a sadder place today.We will miss you but your music will live forever.
andy hindley <>
brisbane, australia - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 23:39:18 (CET)

Why ?
Dieter "Wupperstone" Hopf <>
Wuppertal, Germany - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 21:55:27 (CET)

"The world is full of fools.. but it doesn't make them bad people." Thank you for this message and so much more. We met in Vienna last year and we will meet again. Only HE knows the time. Goodbye!
K(o)arl Szalcsak <>
Purkersdorf, Austria - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 21:27:29 (CET)

I only want to see you smile...
pol <>
Belgium - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 20:27:21 (CET)

As a Belgian fan since the early seventies, I was very sorry to hear that Kevin has left us. May he rest in peace, and may all of his close ones find the strength to carry on inspired by Kevin's spirit, humor and energy.

I always ranked him amongst the greatest performers, and I'm really happy that I had the chance to see him about ten times live on stage, more than any other artist... His musical legacy, writings and art will live on forever, just as it happened with other greats in his league, Frank Zappa and John Lennon. Rock 'n Roll will never die. Kevin lives on forever in our hearts and minds.

Leo Cardinaels <>
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 19:48:22 (CET)

thanks for the song

babs stangl <>
turnhout, belgium - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 18:14:54 (CET)

"I've always felt that there's something rather dead about a perfect production. I just want my records to offer some kind of truth, or even help, to people. I know that they aren't always easy listening: I'm the first to admit that. But they aren't pessimistic or miserable, as some people have said. They're- well; they're slices of life." (Kevin Coyne, Peel Sessions liner notes)

That's just what his music gave and gives me.
Thank you Kevin Coyne.

Louis Froelicher

Louis Froelicher <>
Switzerland - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 17:32:00 (CET)

Condolences on the loss of Kevin, such a wonderful and humane artist and man, who I was privileged to see perform in his home town of Derby in 1990, and at the Dandelion reunion in Shrewsbury last year. Guy
Guy Shennan <>
Leicester, UK - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 16:10:13 (CET)

"Du musst die Disziplin haben, ein Optimist zu sein" diktierte KEVIN COYNE mir im Mai 1982 ins Mikrofon, die spätere Ueberschrift eines grossen Artikels über ihn im "Einezwänzgi". Ich war 23 Jahre und dieser Satz hat mich bis heute durch's Leben begleitet... Lebewohl Kevin! Ich freue mich, dass ich Dir 1982 eine 7 Tage-Tournee durch die Schweiz organisieren konnte, sowie eine Ausstellung Deiner Bilder in einer Zürcher Galerie 1994. Im Repertoire des Rec Rec Ladens wirst Du immer mit einem Fach vertreten sein. Zu hoffen bleibt, dass auch Deine Virgin-Alben demnächst wieder auf CD veröffentlicht werden.

Veit F.Stauffer, Rec Rec Shop & Mailorder, Zürich

Veit F.Stauffer <>
Zürich, Switzerland - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 15:46:41 (CET)

Meine Erinnerungen an Kevin Coyne: Das absolut wunderbare Konzert in der Roten Fabrik Zürich 1982, seine Ausstellung in Zürich im Herbst 1994 und sein Solo-Auftritt im Kanzlei zur selben Zeit. Ein Ausnahmekünstler!
"FRIENDS ARE HERE" - thank you for the songs - so long

Daniel Nufer <>
Zurich, Switzerland - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 15:19:24 (CET)

He will allways be with us in his writings,music and voice. For those who were lucky to see him perform the memory will go on .My heart goes out to all his family in these hours.

Vincent Yates <>
ulm, germany - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 14:33:00 (CET)

I am sad,
i cry
aber Kevin wird immer hier sein!
Ich kann nicht wirklich etwas sagen.
worte des Trostes gibt es glaube ich nicht wirklich.
Aber wir werden uns ALLE wiedersehen!

Mit grosser Anteilnahme möchte ich mein Beileid sagen!
Danke Kevin


Lositheed <>
Bad Ems Orlando, Germany USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 14:20:55 (CET)

Sincere condolences. So glad we managed to see you at the 100 Club London last month. A sad loss.
From your sound engineer from the Half Moon Putney Catweazle

Catweazle and Carolin <>
London / Fuerth, UK and Germany - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 13:54:49 (CET)

This is for Helmi, for Pascal, and all who love and mourn:

voice of the body, voice of the soul
the frail old body
the roaring old soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
the schoolboy’s body
the old woman’s soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
sweet dreams of the body
nightmares of the soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
the living body
the loving soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
the loving body
the living soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
nightmares of the body
sweet dreams of the soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
the old woman’s body
the schoolboy’s soul
voice of the body, voice of the soul
the roaring old body
the frail old soul

Catherine <>
paris, france - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 12:38:38 (CET)

Really sad to hear the news, Kevin was a very special artist, I did see him live at the 100 Club a few weeks ago, he will be missed by all. My condolences to Helmi and the family.

Goodie Sweeney <>
London, UK - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 09:52:11 (CET)

Liebe Helmi,
in tiefer Trauer um einen einzigartigen Musiker möchte ich Dir mein herzliches Beileid bekunden. Kevins Musik hat mich in den letzten 20 Jahren ständig begleitet. Ich durfte am 22.10.04 noch eines seiner letzten Konzerte erleben. Das Leben eines Musikers ist vergänglich, jedoch seine Kunst bleibt für immer. Dies trifft in besonderem Maße auf die Kunst Kevins zu. In tiefer Dankbarkeit verneige ich mich vor Ihm.

Mario Bach
Chemnitz, Deutschland - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 01:49:05 (CET)


HOORN, HOLLAND - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 01:21:13 (CET)

my mother took me to one of your concerts when i was about twelve. you've been there ever since - it will be strange looking through the concert-ads of my town without searching your name...
-farewell kevin

holli <>
Berlin, D-land - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 23:57:01 (CET)

Liebe Helmi,

sei stark...
Ein Freund hat uns verlassen, aber seine Musik lebt...


Wolfram Winkler <>
Amora , Portugal - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 23:24:04 (CET)

Abschied nehmen übers Internet...
Nur einer von vielen, den dein Charisma, deine Personality, deine Bühnenpräsenz, deine Stimme und die Musik, die Texte sowie deine Bilder sehr angesprochen hatten. Ich hatte ein beruhigendes Bild von dir im Kopf, das mich ganz nebenbei durchs Leben begleitete. Ich kannte dich nicht als Mensch, sondern in deiner Rolle als irgendwie öffentliche Person - wenn auch ganz anders als übliche "rockstars". Doch deine Rolle entsprach dir, sie spiegelte den Menschen wider, mit dem ich mich wohl manchmal ein wenig identifizieren wollte, mich unterhalten wollte, ihn näher kennenlernen wollte...und dann doch nicht, denn ich bin ja ein Bewunderer, ganz einseitig, und du hättest mich kaum bewundern mögen, denn du kanntest mich ja nicht.
Dein vertrautes Gesicht, ab und zu im Stadtteil zu sehen gewesen,wird mir fehlen. "I only want to see you smile", sangst du mal, und ich wurde melancholisch. Jetzt bin ich traurig und stell mir vor, dich in anderen Sphären lächeln zu sehen,an iregendeinem "sunday morning sunrise".
I hope you feel good!Gute Gefühle und Erinnerungen sterben nicht, nur, mit dem persönlichen talk wirds wohl erstmal nix...
... you're still here, Kevin!

Jochen Biermann <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 23:22:15 (CET)

Kevin Coyne a gift from the Gods.
His music and words took many people to places they had never been before. Long may his brillance and humanity be celebrated by those whe where touched by his compassion and understanding.

Lloyd Coombes <>
London, UK - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 22:07:43 (CET)

I'm sure heaven's doors were wide open for you, Kevin. We'll miss you.
Warmest feelings to your wife, family and friends.

Catherine <>
Paris, France - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 20:01:56 (CET)

Love! Kevin, your are missing ...
Austria - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:55:27 (CET)

its 1976 march,there is a guy playing in the exit club rotterdam,from that moment on I am a singer/songwrither/painter.
thanks a lot kevin you have shown me that there was much more in life then just making money.
my condolences to helmi and his children.

rini van willigen <>
schiedam, holland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:49:32 (CET)

Just clicked on here to see the very sad news of Kevin's passing. He has been a beacon in my life since I first saw him on the Old Grey Whistle Test in maybe 1972 ish ! singing House On The Hill. I am so glad I got to see Kevin at the 100 club this October when my wife and I were priveliged to see yet another gutsy performance....the fire in his belly never died and wont die now thoughts are with Helmi and Kevin 's family.
Kevin's soul lives on his music , his art and most of all our hearts.

Kevin Evans <>
Strood, England - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:39:05 (CET)

Ein echter Mensch, ein Individuum ist von uns gegangen. Aber nicht spurlos. Seine Musik wird bleiben.
Für die Familie und die Hinterbliebenen alles Liebe.

Peter Hübner <>
Berlin, Germany - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:31:13 (CET)

I was very schocked to hear that Kevin passed away. Being a fan from the mid-seventies I first saw him perform in my home-town in 1987. He was a very impressive personality and artist. My deepest condolances and sympathy for all his loved ones.
Peter Snijdewind <>
Deventer, Holland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:03:39 (CET)

i am truly saddened to hear of kevin's passing. he was a great artist, a good man and an inspiration. love and strength to his family and friends
robert lloyd
england - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:03:16 (CET)

Dear Helmi and the family,"we may feel all alone, but the truth is the shepherd is always, always with us!" Condolences from Exeter.(I will got to the cathedral for you!)Love Ralf.
Ralf <>
Exeter, England - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 18:01:59 (CET)

Your great spirit will live on through your music and art forever. Peace.
Peer Gynt <>
Trondheim, Norway - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 17:15:41 (CET)

liebe helmi coyne,

aus freiburg senden dir werner gabele
und detlef augustin die aufrichtigsten
grüsse. kevin war ein guter freund von
uns; statt grossartig rumzulabern:

he was an old, neverdying hippie!!

Detlef Augustin <>
- Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 16:16:07 (CET)

Thanks for everything Kevin. You lighted up my little life. Miss you!
PS: Send my regards to Elvis and all the other late greats up there.

Stein Holte <>
Oslo, Norway - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 15:52:22 (CET)

many condolences to helmi
eric brittain
- Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 15:30:55 (CET)

You're immortal to me,
heaven's just another place.

But anyhow, you're passing is unspeakably sad at the moment.
All my sympathy for Helmi.
Wish i could help.

You once said to me: "keep it alive, son" - i will not forget that too

Michael Dilly <>
Oberhausen, Germany - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 14:34:57 (CET)

Bye bye Kevin!
Sad to read today you've passed away
on Thursday. Thank U for your great
music and personality. In the Seventies
you helped me to survive some bitter
years 'cause you knew so much about
the bluesy side of life. You've gone
but your music will always stay on...
All the best for your long journey!

Martin Franzkowiak <>
Köln, Deutschland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 13:07:19 (CET)

Lots of thanks for your great music. We follow you about 30 years. Harry has your complete discography. We saw you in Enschede at the end of the seventies with band. And last year in Hardenberg together with Brendan Croker...fantastic! Also thanks for your book 'Tagebuch eines Teddybären'. Our music has lost a great musician.
Harry and Otto, Losser, Holland

Harry and Otto <>
Losser, Holland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 12:22:28 (CET)

See you old friend and thank you very much
Daniël van Dijk <danvan,>
Huizen, Netherland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 12:14:42 (CET)

I`m glad that music will last ferever!
Thanks for all the love!

Maurice Dalm <>
Rucphen, Nederland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 12:07:47 (CET)

Thank-you for so much heart, Kevin, so much spirit, so much love. You were wonderful.
jim landon <>
turku, finland - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 11:55:52 (CET)

I feel very sad about you passing away. I've been a fan since the beginning of your musical career and had the chance to see you perform in Belgium, in 'De Blauwe Wolk' in Zottegem this year. Despite the health problems you gave a great performance. And the fact that I had the chance to talk to you after the show made me one of the happiest people of the world. Thank you.
Marc Broekaert <>
Zottegem, Belgium - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 11:44:48 (CET)

Bodies die, music doesn't - thank God. A true immortal. Rest in peace, Aidan FC
Aidan Foster-Carter <>
Shipley, England - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 11:35:24 (CET)

We are very sorry to hear about the passing away of Kevin. I saw him for the first time in the mid seventies and have been a fan ever since. His music brought parties alive and helped us trough the dark days. Farewell.
Daniel Lambrechts <>
Heverlee, Belgium - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 11:02:54 (CET)

merci, thank you, dank u, kevin.
voor alles.

stijn tormans <>
antwerpen, belgium - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 10:55:38 (CET)

I was 13 or 14 when I invested all my pocket money into buying my first Kevin album "In Living Black and White". What a great deal that was! Ever since, Kevin was an important part of my life, not just in terms of music. Growing up back then, being reminded to keep things in a broader perspective and that there are always two sides to the coin, had its impact on me.
Thank you, Kevin, for all of it. Keep on working in your little peace of heaven ...

Thomas Kurzidem <>
Bad Homburg, Germany - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 10:13:39 (CET)

Ik denk nog vaak aan de Lokerse Feesten in 1978.
Girl of my dreams op het kleine pleintje.
Bedankt! See you in heaven !

Tom Tijtgat <>
Bellegem, België - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 08:40:30 (CET)

Kevin Coyne has lighted up my life and will continue to do so. but right now I am just grieving.
Thomas Hag <thomas.hag@uni-duesseldorf>
Düsseldorf, Germany - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 02:54:58 (CET)

Dear Kevin Coyne,

I need somebody, now I know I'm getting old.


Edwin Lessmann <>
Tilburg, the Netherlands - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 02:27:10 (CET)

Kevin, my brother in soul, you die. I'm so sad, i can't describe. A heart full with feel has gone.

Randolph Sachs <>
- Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 01:35:25 (CET)

This is a day of sadness.
Thank's for all, kevin, and hope to meet you in an another world, where health is no more a problem. Your songs and your spirit will always be beside us. Courage Helmi.

Dimitri Michaut <>
paris, france - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 01:27:14 (CET)

thank you for giving us masterpieces like "babble".
dirk elst
vienna, austria - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 23:42:00 (CET)

an angel from england
is gone to a land where all angels can fly.your message was a message of love.
danke für alles, werd das nie vergessen...
Liebe Helmi und der gesamten Familie, jetzt viel Kraft inmitten der großen Trauer

t <>
- Friday, December 03, 2004 at 23:33:24 (CET)

I am glad to had the opportunity to see
some of your gigs you gave in my country and having a couple of beers with you rest in peace you will be missed but not your music for 20 years everytime i play your song"'TALKING TO NOONE IS STRANGE TALKING TO SOMEONE IS STRANGER YOU MIGHT BE IN DANGER IF YOU SAY TO MUCH IN THIS WORLD"'tanks for everything.

Do Baks <>
den haag, nederland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 23:15:50 (CET)

Sorry to see you leave, Kevin. I saw you in concert in a small pub a year or two ago. You sang "Hush" and everybody fell silent.
Hermann Wüst <>
Hagen, Germany - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 23:06:50 (CET)

Sorry to see you leave, Kevin. I
Hermann Wüst <>
Hagen, Germany - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 23:02:27 (CET)

Kevin was undoubtedly one of the greats, the likes of which I doubt we'll ever see again. Condolences from all of us at Terrascope magazine to his family and his many friends, fans and admirers.
Phil McMullen <>
none, England - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 22:30:35 (CET)

A hard day for all of Kevin's friends and fans in Chicago. Deepest condolences to his family.
Pat Brennan <>
Chicago, USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:57:01 (CET)

"Oh Mark Rothko.. or may I say you're beautiful, beautiful...Oh you're so beautiful and you and Jimmy Joyce are dancing with one voice in heaven heaven....and I will be with you soon ! Laughing ! ha ha ha..."
(Kevin Coyne `James, Mark and Me' from `Miniatures' compiled by Morgan Fisher released 1980)

Steve Dinsdale <>
Leeds, UK - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:56:11 (CET)

Kevin was a big part of my life, i am so sad, and i feel so lucky that i got to spend time with him before he got sick, he took me under some sort of chicken wing, and i will never forget. HE WAS SO PRECIOUS. I will Miss You Kev.
I hope it is one hell of a blues jam in heaven, cause "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO"
About heaven.

steve glabman <>
chicago, usa - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:36:32 (CET)

Look at our website,
ein Werk von Dir, meine Jungs Darius und Raffael trauern mit uns.
Vor 20 Jahren mit Haindling in der DESI vor Deinem legendären Come Together Auftritt, oder wie Bauernfeind vor dem Gig im Quartier Latin in Berlin das Grenzerhäuschen bei Hof fast umfuhr, weil Du Deinen Paß in Nürnberg liegen hast lassen, oft im Troca beim Kaffee, guten Käse im Laden gekauft, Helmis Liebe zu Dir, gerne beim FCN "typical Augenthaler", letztes Jahr im Spielzeugmuseum, Deine Bären erinnern uns jeden Tag an Dich.

Bist ein klasse Typ.

Thommy Barth <>
Nuernberg, Deutschland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:21:26 (CET)

So long, Kevin!
Thomas Trueten <>
Esslingen, Germany - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 20:49:31 (CET)

The room full of fools suddenly feels a lot lonelier. You were one of a kind, Kevin.
J. Soeder <>
Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 20:12:05 (CET)

My deep consolations to his family , band and friends.

Dear Kevin,
It was a great honour to be your agent in Belgium and Holland.

Thanks for all the beautiful concerts and unforgettable moments. You have never - ever disappointed the audience and promoters. We will miss you!

Forever in our harts,

Bart , Lieve and the kids.

Bart Quintens <>
Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 20:03:11 (CET)

Kevin - your death leaves me in sadness.
To me it seems, that not only we have lost a brilliant artist, but that I have lost some kind of friend.
Your music lives on - not only in my heart, but in many other hearts too!

Marcel Sztukowski
Oettingen, - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:51:44 (CET)

We all gonna miss you Kevin, a Belgian fan... thanks for all that good music.
Patrick Loncke <>
Merelbeke, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:49:03 (CET)

Thanks, Kevin. You broadened my view. Not only on music. Gonna miss you, man.
Lou <>
Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:41:32 (CET)

Reading the small headline on the front paper of the local newspaper this morning came as a shock.
I'm glad I have all those brill records of Kevin's.
I'm thankful to have known and listened to a powerful man who expressed his soul in his songs and paintings.

Helmut Böning <>
Nuremberg, Germany - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:41:21 (CET)

As someone else said, Kevin was not afraid to show raw emotion in songs. Maybe that's why he was one of those rare souls who could make you feel as if you knew him as a friend.

Millionaires and Teddy Bears, Eastbourne Ladies, The Garden Gate Song, many powerful songs from a genuinely unique voice.

Rest in peace, Kevin. Condolences to Helmi and the family.

Ben Landon <>
Newcastle, England - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:28:38 (CET)

Rest in peace en we miss you!
holland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:28:10 (CET)

Privileged to have been at the last 100 Club gig - Kevin's voice as strong and emotional as at any of the others I'd been to, despite the obvious pain. Truly a great man.
martin futter <>
rochester, england - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:05:22 (CET)

more than 30 years , I followed you
your wonderfull songs will never die
I wish you a good fly

gerard Cornelis <>
tremelo, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 19:04:57 (CET)

A sad day , may he rest in peace.
Dan van Husen <>
Somerset, UK - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 18:25:18 (CET)

Saw him on 23/3/04 in Meise.
It was a great performance.
Great singer with blues.
I'll drink one one you
Many thanks. farewell

Bxl, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:36:17 (CET)

ich dachte es kann nicht wahr sein, als ich gestern abend die traurige Nachricht gehört hatte. Ein großer Musiker ist von uns gegangen. Meine Gedanken sind bei ihm und seiner Familie. Thank you for the music since the good old Siren days

christian <>
Hamburg, Germany - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:32:30 (CET)

During his last concert in vienna/ austria - he finished third song with the words "You're not the only one ... to be alone, on your own!" - and someone from the audience interrupted the silence after the end of the song shouting in viennese dialect: "Geh Kevin, bist jo eh net allan, mir san jo eh do fia di" , which could be translated as: "Kevin, you are not at all alone, we are always with you !"

Thank You for all that beautiful music, which accompanied me constantly through many heights and deeps of my life.

My deep consolations to his family and friends

walter <>
Vienna, Austria - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:28:31 (CET)

So sad to hear this bad news but after the tour with Brendan Croker you'll stay forever in my memories. Cheers Kevin
Koen <>
Duffel, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:13:02 (CET)


We're all on a boat
And the boat it floats
Across our dreams that we're learning
Though we've fought and we've sought
But we've never truly thought
Of all our dreams that have been burning

We sleep then we wake
I look at you, you turn away
With a face so black and full of yearning
So don't you trap my golden wings
Cause my wings are golden things
Made to fly, made to cry
Made to die four you

You got to live, live your life
Don't take out pistols and knives
Just live, live your life
and you'll be learning

You got to live, live your life
Don't take out pistols and knives
Just live, live your life
and you'll be learning, learning, learning
learning, learning...

© Kevin Coyne 1976 Track: Big White Bird Album: Heartburn

Wil Gommans <>
Venray, Holland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:04:21 (CET)


Christof <>
Ansbach, Deutschland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 16:43:03 (CET)

Three times I saw you, impressively performing your songs. Thank you for these songs.
Noël Borgers <>
Turnhout, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 16:30:05 (CET)

Shit! :-(
Henk Dolleman <>
Beverwijk, Netherlands - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 16:04:46 (CET)

Dear Kevin!
Thank you for your great music!
I'll never forget you.

Harald Klosa < >
Nürnberg, - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 15:47:43 (CET)

A beautiful soul who was not afraid to show bare emotion to the world. With sincere thanks for all the poetry and love you poured into your work. Thanks for the memories and may you rest in peace.
Steve Dinsdale <>
Leeds, UK - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 15:03:07 (CET)

Ma première rencontre fut "Dynamite Daze" en 1978.
26 ans à l'écoute de tes mots, de ta musik, de ta voix si chaude et si réchauffante.
Tu fais partie de ces " monstres sacrés " de la musik et je t'en remercie encore.
Ton oeuvre est accomplie et tu nous quittes je l'espère avec un coeur gros comme çà, rempli d'émotions.
Que la paix soit avec toi, avec Helmi et toute la famille.
Quel plaisir fabuleux que d'avoir croisé ton chemin .
Je t'aime encore et toujours et je continuerai à faire connaitre ton oeuvre.
Sincères condoléances.
(I guess somebody will translate for Helmi?)

Rémi BEJOT <>
Nuits Saint Georges, France - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 14:41:57 (CET)

''Kevin '' thanks for the music...
thanks for the lyrics...
you will never be forgotten
with all our respect

saw 4 concerts the last 12 months;just great

a true fan for 3O years now


wizie <>
FLANDERS, BELGIUM FLANDERS - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 13:30:23 (CET)

So Sorry to hear the news of Kevin's passing. He will be sorely missed by all of us music fans who have seen and heard him over the years.
My thoughts are with Helmi and also with Robert and Eugene.
I know Kevin was struggling at the gig at the 100 club just over a month ago, but his voice still sounded fantastic and it was a great farewell from a great man.
Yes indeed we all need a Saviour!

simon phillips <>
London, England - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 13:12:58 (CET)

Yet again the world won't know how precious a thing it has till it's gone. To all the family, much love and all my respect.
Stuart Blackburn <>
Leeds, UK - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 12:23:40 (CET)

24 hours later and still tearfull..I heard him sing "Mummy Mummy" solo with guitar on day dashed to buy "Marjory Razorblade"..couldn"t stop playing it..then "Blame it on the Night"......."These possessions...possessions are getting on top of us all.....Golden Walls?..we don"t need Golden Walls !!!!..what about ME!!?....he always made me laugh.
I will treasure his ouevre....All performing musicians here should include his songs..there are millions out there who will be moved by his Spirit......Kevin...the "Best."
and my deep consolations to Helmi for inspiring him.
Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson <>
ryde, England - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 11:37:57 (CET)

Ich kann es immer noch nicht fassen. Ein schwerer Stein liegt auf meiner Seele.
Kevin war ein großartiger Künstler und ein besonderer Mensch.
Es bleiben wunderbare Erinnerungen und seine einzigartigen Werke. Ich werde ihn nie vergessen. Mein tiefes
Mitgefühl auch an seine Familie und alle

Joe Liebschwager <>
Mainleus, Deutschland - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 10:38:34 (CET)

Dear Kevin,

whereever you are - they will miss you!
It was good to know you!


Alex Gloesslein <>
Nuremberg, Bavaria - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 10:26:21 (CET)

Can't believe Kevin is gone. Wow.

I just played the first Siren record like three times, last month after Peely died.

I saw Kevin two years ago and he was amazing. What a great, great talent. This is a huge loss. I feel so much for his wife and sons -- it's obvious that they loved the man. Damn. This one hits hard. I love "Sugar Candy Taxi, which is the most recent CD I
have from Kevin. I will certainly endeavor to pick up the most recent ones.

God bless him. Thanks for the music, Kevin.

Robert Schrader <>
Chicago, usa - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 08:16:31 (CET)

My heart is full of sadness with the news of the sad passing of Kevin. Ever since my brother first played me Dynamite Daze I have been in awe of his wonderful talent. So sad. Rest easy

Raymond Blizzard

Raymond Blizzard <>
Hobart, Australia - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 04:13:23 (CET)

Was bleibt ist die Musik...und die wird an diesem Abend in San Francisco ueber den Aether geschallt.
We miss you.

Arndt Peltner <>
Oakland, United States - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 03:03:15 (CET)

Thank you Kevin!
as Waldo said; Good man!
your artistic integrity should (have) lead many more musicians & music lovers
damn that crocodile never the less..
thoughts to you and Helmi a those close to you

Gent, Belgium - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 02:17:27 (CET)

Sad, so sad. "I'll remeber you, the curls on your pillow. I got the photographs." Rest in peace.
Bård Kranstad
Oslo, Norway - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 01:23:10 (CET)

Wien, Reigen, 02.12.2004: "Konzert Kevin Coyne abgesagt, da der Künstler gestern verstorben ist". Was ist passiert? Keiner im Lokal weiss etwas. "Carnival" wird zur Gänze gespielt. Der Abend klingt aus. R.I.P. Kevin, du wirst mir fehlen! Roland
roland <>
Wien , Österreich - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 01:20:47 (CET)

This afternoon I received two CDs with some of Kevin`s music somebody sent me. I listened to them and enjoyed them immensely.
While the music played my wife asked me about Kevin`s health - I expressed my fears and hopes.
Then I went upstairs to look at my mail....
Now I`m sitting here crying ...
So sad, an invitation card from Helmi for the Nuremberg concert on Dec 10th right here on my desk. I hadn`t seen Kevin in a long time and was eager to go and meet him again and listen to his great voice...

Horst - in a very sad mood

Horst Spandler <>
Burgthann, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 23:51:03 (CET)

Shit happens!!!

God bless you... Kevin...!!!

Eigentlich wollte ich nächsten Freitag, 03.12.2004 20 Uhr Dich in der Tafelhalle treffen, doch das Schicksal wollte unser Treffen nicht...!!!!

Tränen für Dich von mir!

Wo und wann ist denn die Beerdigung, möchte gerne Abschied nehmen!



Chris Balzer <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 22:06:39 (CET)

Is it true what I see, Kevin gone? Such good music never be heard again?
Kevin, I miss you already

driebergen, holland - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 21:51:52 (CET)

I'm beginning to think that the music scene is better on the other side now that Coyne and Peel have gone...
Michael Jennings <>
Southampton, UK - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 21:05:29 (CET)

Such sad news.Our thoughts go out to Helmi and the family.

Kevin will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Rob & Dawn

Rob & Dawn Venables <>
Warrington, ENGLAND - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 20:25:17 (CET)

Sad news today......
My sincere condolances to Helmi and the rest of the family.

Kevin, Thank you for your beautifull lyric's and the joy you gave to us all.

"There was love, love in you heart, drifting right down.... reaching our souls"

Kevin... Farewell & thx..

Eric Frauenfelder <>
Oosterbierum, Netherlands - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 19:55:56 (CET)

Kevin---Du wirst immer die Nummer 1 meiner Musikkultur bleiben,wie schon in den vergangenen fünfundzwanzig Jahren---see you Manuel
Manuel Ortloff <M.Ortloff >
- Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 19:46:38 (CET)

Damals im Club in Weiden. Dich hat's wohl angekotzt, dort zu spielen. Und dann auf einmal: eine Stimmung, die ich nach 15 Jahren oder so noch empfinden kann.

Du hast gespielt und gespielt und erzählt und gespielt. Stundenlang, und die Leute haben gelacht und gezittert und geweint, und sie sind geblieben. Stundenlang. Ein Zauber, den man nicht kaufen kann. So selten wie eine Sonnenfinsternis. Das beste Konzert, das ich gesehen habe.

Danke, Kevin.

Tom <>
Regensburg, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 19:41:22 (CET)

I won't forget you !
i'll keep your words , lyrics etc etc etc and your " Cactus Joe isn't here 2night ... " from your last concert in Paris on my heart , not a heart of stone , believe me !
thinkin' of Manchester 1973
be happy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cactusjoe the one from Paris with Pascal !
LYON, - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 18:52:27 (CET)

Kevin,I will truly miss your magic,you touched my heart and my life for so long.Always so approachable,a true human being.Your music is ours forever!God Bless You! Rob Rook
rob rook <>
canterbury, dear old blighty - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 18:32:19 (CET)

30 years ago I was shaken by the impact of your music and your personal "presence".
I attended your gig in Vienna then.
Now I wanted to repeat this and came too late: You left.
You mattered . . . you were one of the "good guys" as they say in old cowboy movies. Farewell now!

Fritz Moser <>
Vienna, Austria - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 18:28:02 (CET)

My sincere condolances to Helmi and the rest of the family.
I say to Kevin what he said to me: good man!

Waldo <>
Belgium/Holland - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 18:13:42 (CET)

Sorry, why at this time...we hope, we see us in haven again. PEACE to you !
Andreas&Monika <>
schweinfurt, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 17:54:10 (CET)

Thank you for your music!
You're gone, but you'll never be forgotten!

Falko <>
Schweinfurt, Germany - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 17:43:49 (CET)

Wherever you are, we miss you and we love you.
MM, musicinbelgium

Maurice Maes <fm.maes>
Luttich, Belgium - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 14:51:45 (CET)

Just thought I would add my thoughts on the recent gig at the 100 Club London.When I saw you Kevin sitting in the audience area talking to friends with the Oxygen cylinder I was worried that you wouldnt be the force I remembered from the last time I saw you live ( dsadly that was back in the seventies), I neednt have worried , the power and attack is still there. Also it was great that you mixed a lot of the older stuff in with the new stuff from Donut City ( a definite purchase for me after hearing the songs), and as Andy Kershaw said on his Radio 3 show , the best blues voice Britain has produced. Come back soon.
Kevin Evans <>
Strood, England - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 17:01:33 (CET)

Bonjour Kevin,

Alors, toujours pas de concerts prévus en FRANCE??
Tu nous manques.
We miss you so much!Come soon!

rémi BEJOT <>
nuits saint georges, france - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 12:29:21 (CET)

I discovered your music back in '78 becasue of our common name. After one listen to Marjory Razorblade, I was hooked. I have and always will appreciate your unique music and the integrity that goes into it. Thank you for doing the name proud.
Kevin Coyne <>
CIcero, NY, U.S. - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 09:10:33 (CET)

Still crazy about you . Please come to holland soon
Jos Lemmens <jos>
Breda, Holland - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 16:18:10 (CET)

Kevin-I heard you on andy kershaws show on sunday last.Recognised your voice instantly despite not hearing it for 25 years or so-first heard you floating up through my bedroom floor from my mate`s hi-fi below-Marjory Razorblade in all its glory.What a wonderful voice you still have despite your health problems."Smile Right Back" is a cracking song.Hope to see you on stage sometime.......Tom
LONDON, UK - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 23:15:44 (CET)

Heard Kevin's session on Andy Kershaw's Prog - as fiery as any session he's ever done. John Peel would be proud, and as Kevin said, probably blushing at the tribute paid by Kevin. It was Peel who introduced me to Kevin's music when Blame it on the Night was released in the early seventies and the two men have always been linked in my eyes as similar spirits who have never compromised their beliefs for the egocentric world of stardom. Both Peel and Coyne have been an inspiration, a rock, and a beautiful sanity in this world that spirals away into madness. Bless you both
Michael Jennings <>
Southampton, UK - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 10:54:20 (CET)


John Fidler <>
Frodsham, England - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 16:45:37 (CET)

kevin, Thanks for a great evening on Thursday the 28th in darkest Oxfordshire. Hadnt managed to see you for about 20 years and despite the cramped surroundings and your ill health it was great to hear you in such good voice. Hope the medical problems can be sorted and you come back to England soon! Thanks for all the great music over the past 30 years and not succumbing to the millionaires! God Bless you Kevin
Roger Birch
iver , england - Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 13:04:45 (CET)

I read some Coyne poems about Dylan on this site, but in my eyes Dylan should write poems about COYNE. A greater singer-songwriter hasn't come out of England, which obviously was too small for him. I hope you come to Portugal soon.

Tore <>
Lisbon, Portugal - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 22:47:49 (CEST)

Hi, just wanted to say I saw you for the first time last nite at the 100 club and thought you were awesome for someone my age! Please come back see us again v soon.
Gary <>
Billericay, Uk - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 20:04:39 (CEST)

Hi Kevin, Good to see you in Leeds. Thanks for playing the requests I shouted out! Saviour is such a great song with a brilliant vocal/bass 'conversation' riff. I'm full of admiration for your creative relentlessness! You've written so many powerful, inspiring songs. I only wish they could reach a wider audience. You're still a vital creative force. More power to you!!
simon crook <>
Leeds, England - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 15:19:41 (CEST)


saw you and the band at Sheffield last night and it was fantastic. I've seen you many times from 1975 on and I can honestly say in spite of your lung condition your voice was as great as ever. Keep on making us laugh and cry! So sad about John Peel who died today!

Steve Tibbits
Birmingham, UK - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 20:24:06 (CEST)

Hallo Kevin, Hallo Helmi!
Haben jetzt Internet, aber noch keine E-Mail Adresse. Wir hoffen es geht euch gut, melden uns noch mal. Grüße Die fünf Schmidte Bernd, Sjouke, Go, Johannes und Lena.

Bernd Schmidt
Ransbach-Baumbach, Germany - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 21:31:21 (CEST)

how can i get a copy of millionairs & teddy bears on cd, and or the music and lyrics??? mate come on down, do some gigs.
bruce oastler <>
gold coast, australia - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 13:11:20 (CEST)

Great show in the Fagot in Ingelmunster!!!! hope to see you next year on Labadoux. Thanks
Bert lapeere <>
Meulebeke, Belgium - Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 20:03:42 (CEST)

Hello Kevin and thanks for the superlative Dynamite Daze. Did you know Peter Hammill when you were growing up in Derby, and what is your favorite Tall Dwarfs recording? Come over for a cup of tea anytime you're in West London.
Mick Adams <>
London, UK - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 14:18:58 (CEST)

hope the medicals will not dim your shining genius in this world of straight faces...any possibility of an interview for our community radio station in the Forest of Dean? during this tour? best wishes Roger
Roger Drury <>
Cinderford, England - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 22:50:24 (CEST)

dearn ear mr coynen
terry walton <>
worting, englanddear - Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 12:10:27 (CEST)

great paintings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dommy Gielen <>
As, Belgium - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 16:47:25 (CEST)

Hello Kevin!

I went to several of the concerts you held at the Club 7 in Oslo in the late seventies and early eighties, and they were always amazing! I still have some of your records from that time, records like Beautiful Extremes, Pointing the Finger, Pöliticz etc. This is more than twnty years ago, and I miss you! Will you be back in Oslo to do a gig in the near or not-so-near future? Unfortunately the Club 7 no longer exists, but there are plenty of other suitable stages in town.


Bård Kranstad

Bård Kranstad <>
Oslo, Norway - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 22:43:38 (CEST)

Am I correct? From a lifetime ago I believe House on the Hill on 'In living black and white' was recorded live in Glasgow. If I am right my long lost friend Ian Nelson is the one who shouts 'Yesssssss' when the song is announced. I have a couple of KC albums and my favourite track of all is 'Cry'. The hairs stand on my neck every time I even hear the line, "...keep getting bluer with each and every song" in my head. Will some devotee please let me know if I am remembering something that is only a figment of my imagination. Did someone shout 'yess', if so, it was probably Ian. Ian, if you are out there, get in touch!


Steve <>
- Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 22:13:41 (CEST)

Hi Kevin and fellow Coynees, just wanted to say that that I am glad the old boy still has fire in his belly and paint in his hair
Kevin Evans <>
Rochester, England - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 15:05:33 (CEST)

Hi Kevin,

When you next come to London to gig, please consider me as your support act, you are a major influence in my songwriting. "I find the sound of kids crying ever so trying on my patience and the noise in the playground is travelling around my head. The children in classroom are ruining my day because they constantly misbehave and the young tinkers on the swings are doing the dodgy things that are not allowed. It’s time to confess I find most kids pests put my plan to the test and stop pro-creation." I have my own band (German percussionist and Italian Bassist).

blabbermouth <>
London, England - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 17:35:13 (CEST)

Hi Kevin,
i saw you in Dresden in 1985 or 1986.
greetings Lars

Lars Hübler <>
Dresden, Germany - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 18:12:31 (CEST)

Hello Kevin,
our CD GTR 013 Siren, S/T is not out!! We have 90 copys in stock.
Order by
best regards
Günter Kopschinski

Günter Kopschinski <>
Velten, Germany - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 12:56:36 (CEST)

US, US - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 16:25:26 (CEST)

dear kevin, please come and play back here in england again soon. my best wishes to you and hope your health holds. got to stick together. love, daniel
daniel fascione <>
brighton, england - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 21:35:06 (CEST)

Hmm, suddenly I feel a bit intimidated, but... I just want to say how much I appreciate your music, Kevin! You really reach me. I don't have that many records, but I'm looking forward to hearing more of your work, as soon as I can find it. Thank you so much! Shine on!
Emma <>
- Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 13:50:19 (CEST)

Ha - just dropping by. Nice to see someone taking MRB - The Suite from Hyde Park as a Desert Island Disk. I guess we're all a little more than just wasps in the world's omlette.
Tim Penn <>
London, UK - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 22:38:13 (CEST)

No other music has reached me as much as yours, the first track I hered was House on the Hill, J Peel played it many years ago. Hope you keep as well as you can. come back and play in your county please. No one sings like you.

Phil Godwin <>
Worcester, England - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 00:20:22 (CEST)

just read your guest book must see if i can get some of your music , up till today have not heard of you i ran a search on google , family name found this along with a lot of other stuff keep well mate see ya gmc.
grahame coyne <>
newcastle, australia - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 09:23:46 (CEST)

Thank you verry much you will come to Tielt this summer in the Patersdreef. After that we see you in Ieper two months ago , you confirm in Gent., a great performance; we will see You In Tielt; Franky
Franky <>
Tielt, Belgium - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 02:49:23 (CEST)

just came home from your (Kevin Coyne) peformance in Gent (you know; the ancient -authentic- castle without Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck-one). I'm only beginning to discover your music. a friend said I just had to go. So glad I did. big thanks! be well!
Entr_opy <>
Gent, Belgium - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 01:07:09 (CEST)

Does anyone else in this little, old world have a copy of the Watt album based on a Harold Pinter play, featuring Kevin Coyne, Marianne Faithfull, and Robert Wyatt? As a teenaged girl from the suburbs, in the 70's, my love of vinyl was a genetic fluke. Girls didn't buy and read read Trouser Press or Cream with their babysitting money,or special order albums. But I did. Bought every Kevin Coyne album I could get my hands on.
On first hearing him, I felt that he was the voice of dreams, or the inner voice we all adhere to - very true, very emotional, and beautifully eccentric.
Kevin Coyne is an artist who reminds me to worship life, to sing offkey in front of the world.
'Cry' from whatever early album, 'Face in the Mirror' and 'Right on Her Side' make up for being irritated by the lack of real art in this current state of over-produced, under-gifted AM pop music.
Last summer, a music geek friend of 20 years played me all of the Kevin Coyne songs he's been digging lately, solely as a result of my relentles enthusiasm. I got all weepy, then danced, and kept saying "I love Kevin Coyne, oh I love Kevin Coyne", until Garry and his wife got fed up and showed me the door.
I absolutely do love Kevin Coyne, or the music that he creates. In Canada, this makes me an anomaly. An anomaly with a wicked vinyl collection.

Terrapin Harvich <>
Winnipeg, Canada - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 04:14:06 (CEST)

i'm at the job enjoying "matching hands and feet" and wishing i'd have a chance to see you play before one or both of us has moved to the next plane...

thanks for the incredible stuff. i'm off to find donut city.

the very best to you...

judd levison <>
huntington beach,california, usa - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 01:40:50 (CEST)

Some images of Brendan Croker
Giaco <>
Southend, Uk - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 22:56:41 (CEST)

I'm looking for Kevins music from the german movie "Schwarzfahrer" (Joy-Rider). What are the names of the songs played in that movie ("Rockin' on", ...???) and have these songs ever been released on a record???

THANKS for your help!

Kevin, keep on rockin'!

Best regards,


Carsten Mueller <>
Hamburg, Germany - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 01:44:33 (CEST)

Dear Kevin,
I think your gigs that I've seen at The Bordeline over the past few years have been an inspiration.It's been great to see you in such an intimate venue.Your songs are so're a real treasure,Hope to see you play there again soon.

Mick Remmington <>
essex, England - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 21:35:18 (CEST)

Lieber Kevin;
Thank you very much for your music. We made the effort to come to Verviers from Spain and it was worth it. The concert was incredible, we enjoyed very much. We had never seen you before and we hope to see you soon in Spain. Your "Donut City" CD is wonderful.
I'm learning a lot of German with your "Teddybären".
Keep well, lots of love and "besos" from Spain.
Rosa, Fernando y Juan Manuel.

Rosa Capdevila <>
Lleida, Spain - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 18:52:51 (CEST)

There's alot of nostalgia here, and why not add to it? One of my favourite gigs was the Shaw theatre, London on the 6th March 1977. I recorded it clandestinely, and felt a little uneasy during "Fat Girl" as a rather large woman was sat in front of me. Were you there?
Michael jennings <>
Southampton, UK - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 02:58:58 (CEST)

Dear Kevin;
Will always remember the Divillabiss
Keep Well.Kind Regards;M&M.x.

Michael <>
Newcastle, England - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 07:39:25 (CEST)

You've never been better than now! I saw you with Brendan Croker in Verviers in 2002 (november 9). This intimate show was great! But in 2004 (march 27), you were still better with Andreas, Harry and Werner. What a singer songwriter! What a show!
I'll never forget it!

Maurice Maes <>
Liège, Belgium - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 22:47:22 (CEST)

Hi Kevin

In the mid '70's there was a small café in Ostend, called De Draekesteert (The Dragon's Tail). Every weekend it was packed with ol' hippies and the "marginal" youth of Ostend. And every evening we were all singing "Marlene" and "Marjory Razorblade". Now, last night, i saw your performance in the "Manuscript" in Ostend. I saw a little old man with a oxygen mask stumble in and i tought -what the hell am i doin' here, this is gonna be a disaster.... And then you stumbled on stage and started singing.... And goddamn, it really was blues with balls !!! Kevin, thank you for a fantastic evening, You're still a hell of a performer... And bless you for never have sold your soul to the industry... I hope you can do your thing for many more years.
Very warm greetings,

Steppenwolf <>
Ostend, Belgium - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 08:36:01 (CEST)

Dear Kevin (and band!),
thank you so much for the outstanding concerts in Leuven and Meise. Take care of your health and come back soon!


Ivo Aerts <>
Aarschot, Belgium - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 11:51:36 (CET)

Je crois me souvenir... Peut être un dimanche en 1978, une émission de télé en live... Mais surtout j'ai vu un mec avec sa guitare sur les genoux, un autre aux claviers, et je suis resté scotché sur mon fauteuil. C'était le temps de "the world is full of fool". Ce mec s'appelait kevin Coyne et mon seul regret aujourd'hui, c'est de ne l'avoir jamais vu en concert.
Alors, quand un concert en France?

France - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 22:40:05 (CET)

My next gig after the very nice Aarschot gig last August was yesterday in Leuven, very interesting setlist (with a spellbinding "Sunday Sunrise") very powerful singing, emotional oxygen. I truly hope that you will be able of the lung fybrosis Kevin and in fact: your singing has never been beter than it is now, you're an icon with a neveraging mind. Truly appreciate you still being round so brightfully and inspiring.
steven Kauffmann <wizzardboy>
Brussels, Belgium - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 20:01:58 (CET)

I was so impressed by your performance that I wrote a review on our website. I really hope that you return to The Netherlands soon!
Maurice <>
Schiedam, Netherlands - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 18:50:16 (CET)

hí kevin,saw you at the 'villa'in eeklo,belgium(20-03-04)great show.totally different than with brendan croker but just as was good music coupled with a good laugh,at the expence of robbie williams and a few members of the audience!(i kept my mouth shut,didn't want to get on the wrong side of your sharp wit).not that we weren't entertained,it good singing,good playing,and very amusing,keep it up.p.s.which is worse,yorkshire puddings or doughnuts?
dave hardman <>
axel, holland - Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 19:58:53 (CET)

Hello Mr. Coyne
I'm maybe your newest fan.A friend of mine gave me yesterday a vinyll record of yours "Matching Head and Feet". What i can tell you is that i loved it!!! I just wanna thank you for your music and the soul in it.

Olga <>
Athens, Greece - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 10:26:39 (CET)

Stumbled on your site, sounds real nice.

(Sorry, gotta throw my own plug in of course)

"The kind of music I could picture having coffee and a cigarette to in the morning...that is if I smoked cigarettes. Good Stuff."

- Alley Ooped!

Drew Hawthorne <>
NYC, USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 07:31:09 (CET)

hello kevin
like many of the other guests here, i, too, have been, and continue to be, a long time fan of your work. i had the great pleasure of seeing you live at a small club here in ottawa around the time of "pointing the finger". a great show.
this would be a sad world indeed without people like you in it to keep us on our toes. all the best.

reed black <>
ottawa, canada - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 18:17:46 (CET)

Kevin.I tried in vain to find your birthday concert on german radio,never mind,been a fan since Case History,still got it on dandelion,and 30 others,saw you at the Paradiso in 75,suit and tennis shoes ,GREAT solo set,you are irreplaceable,thank God your have never sold out,there is hope with your irrepressible spirit.I would like to send you an original painting as a thank you for 30 years of great me if you are interested.take care.
Alan Richardson <>
ryde, isle of wight - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 13:22:35 (CET)

Good to read in your newsletter you're still feeling better.
I wish you a 'too late' happy birthday
I still remember all your rocking concerts in Belgium. Each time you're touring in Belgium, I visite your concert, it's always a great musical party! Remember the seventies ( Rock Werchter) and last year Aarschot and the great tour with Brendan Croker.
Still looking forward to see you back in Leuven at the Biebop in March
Have a good time!

Gerard Cornelis <>
Tremelo, Belgium - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 11:39:15 (CET)

BTW- Happy Birthday.. you may be old, but you are still younger than my parents...
Chris Plummer <>
- Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 20:50:36 (CET)

Hello Kevin.. I read a report from Pascal about your Paris gig.. nice to see you are still kicking out some soul. I came across my FIRST ever Kevin Coyne release that I bought- an American copy of Marjory Razorblade. Despite being a truncated version of the two disc set, it has that studio session photo on the back with you and the band rocking it out.. I forgot all about that picture, and it took me way back.
Chris Plummer <>
Baltimore, USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 20:49:12 (CET)

susanne thomas <>
- Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 12:40:24 (CET)

Thank you for the music!
Keep on.

EgilUlvestad <>
Norway - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 23:10:01 (CET)

Een gelukkige verjaardag van uw belgische fans !!
Have nice birthday and "When.. Will I See You Again.. Oh Tell me were and when.. will I See You again and again.." Perhaps in Ieper / Belgium in March


karel verlet <>
Torhout, Belgium - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 22:59:38 (CET)

Happy birthday to you and all the best!
What´s about touring in Germany, perhaps
Aachen or so?

Dieter Riemenschneider <>
Hasselsweiler, Germany - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 18:56:54 (CET)

Hallo Kevin, alle guten Wünsche zu Deinem 60. Geburtstag und noch jede Menge fabelhafte Ideen für neue Songs wünscht Dir Chris aus Dresden

Chris schlosser <>
Dresden, Germany - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 12:04:12 (CET)

Hello Mr. Coyne!
I just heard your old song "Lonesome Valley" on an old tape of mine. I really love that song, and that slide guitar... wow! I hope you are OK and doing fine.
Torino Willy from Sweden
(You've got a really nice website!)

Willy Olausson <>
Falun, Sweden - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 22:27:50 (CET)


Happy Birthday for the 27th January. Thanks for all your inspiration over the years, keep up the good work


Rob <>
Warrington, UK - Monday, January 26, 2004 at 00:40:32 (CET)

Hello mr. Coyne.
for about 20 years ago I interviewed you for a local radiostation in Oslo. Yo, and Steve Lamb did a great concert at "waterfront" in Oslo.
It was my first, and my last job as a " radioman".
Anyway , it gave me a free ticket to the concert. I have the interview on tape, and I listened to it last weekend, together with my girlfriend Vigdis.It was lot of fun. It was the lst time I saw you live. The club 7 concerts in Oslo in the eighties was great too.
Hope too see you again , any plans about concerts in Norway?
so long + take care.
warm regards from Håkon Christensen, Norway

håkon Christensen <>
arendal, norway - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 16:07:20 (CET)

hi all
i am looking for the cd "bursting Bubbles". Can anyone help me

Ger <>
Holland - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 21:15:18 (CET)

Hallo, seit zwei Jahren bin auf der Suche nach einer "case history"-CD, leider vergeblich. Hat irgendjemand eine Ahnung, wo ich eine herbekommen kann?
Edgar Reichenbach <>
Esselbach, Deutschland - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 18:44:05 (CET)

Im'm only 20, but I love deeply Kevin's music. He is one of my favourite songwriters of all times. Thank you, Kevin, for such a Beautyful Creation!
Unfortunately the albums are very hard to find here in Moscow...

Kirill Ivanugo <>
Moscow, Russia - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 17:16:32 (CET)

Kevin will play in Paris on February 9 at Le Nouveau Casino. Guest star is Anti Folk sensation Jeffrey Lewis! Don't miss it! Pass the word!
Pascal <>
Paris, France - Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 13:44:34 (CET)

Hi Kevin,
Your name came up in a music chat group I belong to ( one of several) and it triggered happy memories of my time at Virgin Records in the mid 70,s. I was regional promo. manager and spent many a happy ( !!!) hour on the road with you , Zoot, Archie etc. I particularly recall the W.C Fields impersonations going round the corridors of the hotel in the middle of the night. Ah, halcyon days. At the tender age of 61, I have gone back to my roots, singing Rock,n,roll with a band of ageing, but still vital musicians in my home town. Even released my first C.D last year, which to my amazement has had a lot of airplay on American Rockabilly Radio !
The rest of my time is taken up managing a garden centre. As you used to say, leaning out the window of my car......." Look, Normal Life !!!".
Happy New Year,
Mike Tobin.

Mike Tobin <>
Bristol, England - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 00:56:48 (CET)

Hi Kevin und Helmi alles Gute und viel Gesundheit im neuen Jahr wünscht euch Chris aus Dresden.Ich hoffe sehr auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen.Viele Grüße!!!!!
chris schlosser <>
dresden, germany - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 20:42:42 (CET)

H A P P Y N E W Y E A R from sunny Essex. Keep on rockin'!
Mick <>
Essex, UK - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 22:10:51 (CET)

Hi, saw you perform at Adelaide University Union Hall, must have been around 1982? About 30 people in the audience. Raptured! Still listen to Marjory, Millionaires, Dynamite and Babble. Fatastic work. Thanks for the great memories these works still evoke. perhaps I should check out the new stuff? Hope you can come back again sometime?
Thanks, Cliff.

Cliff Coombs
Adelaide, Australia - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 06:04:50 (CET)

Ich bin hier zufällig über Suchmaschine gestrandet. Hat mir aber sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Am allermeisten hat mir das Design auf Eurer Seite gefallen. Spitze, macht weiter so.

Viele Grüße

- Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 20:55:03 (CET)

Perhaps i am a bit out of touch with where you have played.Anyway thanks for keeping going and performing.You are an inspiration for us all.

john hill <j.hill25@ntlworld>
huddersfield, England - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 23:21:29 (MET)

i play your cassette a lot Peel sessions/kevin coyne.It is my favourite a friend brought it back from the states.I play it back to back with Blonde on Blonde/a Tim Buckley compilation then the Peel sessions.My friends and i try to play Marlene it is brill.When you will you play in England again the last time was at the "Shed " i think.
best wishes and good health.

john hill <j.hill25@ntlworld>
huddersfield, England - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 22:12:43 (MET)


Can someone write down the lyrics to "Light Up Your Light" from 'Blame it on the night'? I can't seem to find them anywhere in the net and I can only remember a line or two.

Olli <>
Finland - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 15:39:04 (MET)

Depuis 1978, année où je découvrais l'excellent Dynamite Daze (version Vynil) je ne t'ai jamais vraiment quitté, toujours un oeil et une oreille aux aguets malgré mes nombreuses abscences, toujours à convaincre mes amis et connaissances à découvrir ton talent.
En 1994/1993, je ne suis pas très sûr de l'année tu es venu à LIMOGES.
A cette époque je venais régulièrement dans la région et une amie à qui j'avais parlé de toi m'a annoncé ton concert prochain.
Malheureusement, mon emploi du temps n'était pas compatible avec cette date et c'est pour cela que j'attends avec grand espoir ta venue à Dijon???
Je peux t'aider si tu veux.
Merci encore de ton talent.


Rémi BEJOT <>
Nuits saint Georges, France - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12:50:32 (MET)

Hi Kevin, what a great homepage, reading the guestbook made me laugh and cry - all the memories came back to life. I'm a german living in south africa since 1996 and i've seen you many times between 81 and 93, in the "Bonner Rheinterassen" in the early 80s with Bob Weird on guitar, you were dressed in a teddy bear fur and the music, the lyrics..since I heard Eastborne Ladies for the first time long ago I love you. When we sold all our vinyl I kept all of KC, now that everything goes onto MP3's I'll keep the CD's too. I've seen many concerts, I've traveled a lot and truly you are SPECIAL. You play a string in my heart that no one else can touch and I don't mind what you think or believe about God, I can confidently say that God loves you, he kept you, helped you up when you were down and will continue to do so. Just because of your pure heart and your honesty. I am far away now without a chance to see you unless you choose to visit south africa some time. If you do, please let me know, It's a beautiful country full of great folks and by the doesn't matter if they are Zulus or from Lesotho or Afrikaans or Indians, when I play Marjorie Razorblade at home they all stop sharp, turn their heads and ask... who's that singing there ????
Thanks Kevin

Susanne Thomas <>
Durban, South Africa - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 20:05:10 (MET)

Thanx alot for the many big crazy impressions on the "Wild Tiger Love" and the "Pointing Finger". Kept me very living ! And you´re invited to my crazy blues Mypage ""
Harry R <>
Wiesbaden, D-land - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 23:32:41 (MET)

Hi Kevin,
we met last year - I was the one who mistook you for being the kiddie author James Kruess. You were not amused, but eased up later. Ever heard of the "Kool Ade Acid Test", Steve Gaeta and colleagues? Geraldine Penny is brilliant!!! Greetings to Helmi, my wife is from Finland, too. Hope to see you sometime, but keep the ball flat for the next few weeks: Keine hohen Paesse - unless you are surrounded by friends and Love.


John Anaxagoras <>
somewhere, over the rainbow - Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 07:59:16 (MET)

Long long time ago, I can still remember... we met us in your House in Nbg... You showed me your first paintings and we played the guitar... I bought my First Album 1973 and I saw you the first time Live at the Rockpalast... I think it was 1979...

Keep on Rocking/Writing/Painting...


Karl-Heinz Kristen <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 18:14:13 (MET)

"I'm Still Here" as one of Kevin's anthems says, and I'm only sorry I didn't make it to Shrewsbury as it seems it was a pretty good night. It's interesting to note that John Peel was due to be there. Was he? How come he dosen't play Kevin's records on his show anymore?
Michael Jennings <>
Southampton, UK - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 00:17:23 (MEST)

best gig we never did was Milan.We could have been heroes!Lots of love,and Im glad Robert turned out ok as he was bloody deafening when he rehearsed at our gaff at the oval mansions.keep going till derby win the premiership,romeo challenger sends his regards,says youre mustard.
steve bull <>
eastbourne, England - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 02:21:03 (MEST)

Kevin, Great to see you in Shrewsbury. A disclosure by a sibling last year led me discover some of my 'lost' childhood. At over 40 years of age I discovered that I had been systematically abused by both my parents throughout my early years to the point where I had no memory of many childhood events. Great to discover lost holidays, but shattering to have professional assistance to go to places in the memory that had been deeply buried for all those years. Why mention this? Well since the 70's your music has fascinated me. You have made me laugh and made me cry by highlighting those areas of human behaviour that are more often than not left unexplored. I suspect that subconsciously I have received the message from you that I am not alone. So please accept my thanks for the support that your songs have given (and continue to give) to me. Long may you continue.
- Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 01:12:22 (MEST)

Don't forget as part of the 17th Leeds International Film Festival on Thursday 9th October there's the UK premiere of One Room Man. Directed by Boris Tomschiczek the Festival Guide says, "Eccentric British bluesman, Kevin Coyne should be a national institution, but he's overlooked in his own country. This fascinating documentary features the singer in a single room over one night, improvising confessional thoughts and occasionally bursting into impassioned song". The popcorn's on already!!
Graham Corby <>
LEEDS, England - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 14:24:10 (MEST)

I've listened to Kevin Coyne since seeing him in concert several times in the 70s. Marjorie Razorblade played live on the V Album is one of my desert island discs - if I'm ever asked. Thought KC had disappeared without trace and then one evening, there he was on Radio 3. And all those albums. I’ve got just V, Matching Hands and Feet and Blame it on the Night. Looks like I’ve some catching up to do.

The real slap in the face is that I lived in Germany from 1985 to 1995 and didn't know he'd based himself there. Love to see KC live again. Any concerts in the SW planned?

Jonathan <>
Bath, Wilts - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 15:42:12 (MEST)

John Peel is to attend the Kevin Coyne and Kevin Coyne,Nick Cudworth,Dave Clague/Siren,Medicine Head,Tractor Dandelion Records concert in shrewsbury UK on Sunday 5th October don't miss it info tel 07970 219701
chris hewitt <>
northwich, uk - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 19:46:55 (MEST)


how i can buy films/videos from kc? please send me a mail!



tommy <>
pretzier, germany - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 23:31:49 (MEST)

Just a reminder to all you European and UK Kevin Coyne fans about the Dandelion Reunion Concert on Sunday 5th October 7pm in Shrewsbury uk at the Shrewsbury Buttermarket Live Music Venue [about 40 minutes from Birmingham and handy for M6 and M54 motorways]The Buttermarket is next to Shrewsbury Railway Station in the town centre. Kevin will be performing both his solo material and material with his fellow Siren members Nick Cudworth and Dave Clague - this is a show not to be missed as he has not performed with them as Siren since the early seventies.Also on the Dandelion Records seventies roster is John Fiddler performing his Medicine Head material and Tractor performing Tractor and Way We Live material- tickets can be ordered by phoning UK 01565 734066 or 07970 219701 or 07966 218959 they are £10 plus booking fee in advance tickets will be available on the door at £13
chris hewitt <>
Northwich, UK - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 10:37:06 (MEST)

A quand une tournée française???
Tes abscences sont beaucoup trop longues.
A bientôt...

Rémi BEJOT <>
NUITS St GEORGES, FRANCE - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 13:03:56 (MEST)

Dear Kevin,

by chance I found you (here in the web) again...
I remember a "stramge night night in Aachen" and a concert in Düren in the eighties as well.
I told all my friends about you. I was deeply touched and still I am!
I wish I could be a poet, to express how much I appreciate your music and your work.
It's good to have you here. Hope to see you soon...


Hawe <>
Aachen, Germany - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 21:46:32 (MEST)

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of blame it on the night on cd. ?
Gavin <>
- Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 19:22:46 (MEST)

i used to travel in the 70s to see my brother with down'sz syndrome. 40 mile drive with my father at the wheel, often thru paramilitary checkpopints on the road up to antrim. i thought outside no-one knew about this life and suddenly one night theres kevin on the ogwt rocking the blues singing bout the craw of humanity the rawness of reality the house on the hill, bless him an emotional connection. and still doing it, godsongs heartbright visceral torments unended. rock and roll!
- Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 19:16:35 (MEST)

Hallo Helmi, nicht vergessen Deinem Mann zu sagen, daß am Montag der Club spielt, im DSF. 20,15 Uhr. Gegen Cottbus.
Gruß Gerhard.

Gerhard, der Nachbar von unten <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 07:32:31 (MEST)

From the Lyceum + LSE in the 70's to Paisley Arts Centre in '94 & '95 you've always been my star.. always more Wolf than Beefheart, but you know that.. Get ye tae Scotland laddie. All Love.
John Leiper <>
Scotland - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 18:04:09 (MEST)

I must tell you - I really love your newsletters! It is like getting letters from a good old friend.I wish you all the best especially for your health and I hope that there will be much more gigs with you here in Germany.Sorry, I know my English is horrible. Regards Alex
Alexandra Großmann <>
Alsbach, Germany - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 13:45:16 (MEST)

I enjoyed the teddybear exhibition in Munich, when I visited that town this summer, though I ain't a millionaire.....
Edwin Lessmann <>
Tilburg, The Netherlands - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 19:20:33 (MEST)

Hi,nice homepage !!!
Curley <>
N, D - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 18:28:32 (MEST)

Good to hear KC is still on the go. Still doing gigs up and down ye British Isles?
dave <>
aberdeen, scotland - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 17:03:02 (MEST)

Gospel - music praises the Lord. Kevin's performance and music makes me feel the same deep relationship. I know that he wants to stay private with his opinion about religion.
But without such a "gospel-like-passion" nobody is able to sing "... I love you..." like Kevin is able to do.
You agree ;-)?!
Thank you again for that wonderful concert you played in Vienna's "Reigen" club in February this year.

Mama Oliver <>
Vienna, Austria - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 12:43:42 (MEST)

Really like your tight rocking& soulful gig in Aarschot yesterday. Unfortunately I had to leave to catch the last train at the encore "Party Party Party". Thanks for playing "House on the Hill" on my request. You move a bit slower, but you voice remains in incredible shape, hope to see you again with Brendan Croker, I like both aspects of your craftsmanship as a performer. Keep on rockin' Kev, it's still a thrill to attend your "soulmanship" live ...
Steven Kauffmann <>
Brussels, Belgium - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 15:43:29 (MEST)

You're a genius man, you put the rest to shame

Steve <>
Brisbane, I'll go too - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 18:44:42 (MEST)

Coynes' blues is outstanding! Marjory and Babble with Daggi are my fav's. Good colors in the paintings too! Hang in there man! Cheers!
Jim <>
Sweden - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 23:47:01 (MEST)

i love the new cd - and of course the older ones as well. this is real art!
peter <>
berlin, germany - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 19:50:00 (MEST)

You're searching »Bursting Bubbles«? Take a look:
- Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 14:42:51 (MEST)

You don't know me, but you've been my very dear friend for most of the last thirty years. Ever since the absurdly truncated Canadian version of "Marjory" came out, I've always known that I was in the presence of greatness when I heard you.
Nobody rocks with such complete authority, or plumbs the depths like you and still comes back to do "The Wobble". Nobody reflects life as I have known it better than you.
You're utterly remarkable and there's no one else who even comes close.
I myself am a fairly anti-religious guy, but I do believe in something we could as well call God and in something we might as well call prayer and I want you to know that my prayers are with you. Get well soon, man!
May all blessings, possible or impossible, rain down on that ol' tousled head of yours.


Robert Olver <>
Winnipeg, Canada - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 02:03:27 (MEST)

eindelijk heb ik de website gevonden: Kevin, bedankt voor alle mooie jaren, jij bent de enige superster die ooit een verjaardagslied voor zijn grootste fan heeft gezongen tijdens een live-act in De Nieuwe Pul te UDEN (NL) op 5 december 1984...mijn vriend is me tot op de dag van vandaag nog dankbaar dat ik je dat gevraagd heb. Deze text staat in het Nederlands, maar ik weet dat je kundig genoeg bent om het een en het ander te ontcijferen...ik wens je alle geluk van de wereld en verheug me op een weerzien met jou.
Jan v.Elteren

Jan v.Elteren <>
Landgraaf, Netherlands - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 14:27:32 (MEST)

Many many years ago, I was given your 45 "Marlene", as a present from a hopeful suitor. I still have the record, but not the suitor thank God!
My children all believe that you wrote this song for me whilst I was living in Worthing, and with those lyrics I am not going to argue with them. Good luck in all you do.
Marlene Greenyer

Marmalade <>
Porthcawl, Wales - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 21:50:13 (MEST)

Please contact me if any of you plan to go to either of the UK gigs at Cheltenham & Borderline.
Mick <>
Basildon, UK - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 20:16:23 (MEST)

Hia Kevin- just to tell all your fans about The Dandelion Records Concert and Convention in Shrewsbury UK on Sunday 5th October 2003- featuring Kevin Coyne,Kevin Coyne and Dave Clague,John Fiddler of Medicine Head, and Jim Milne and Steve Clayton of Tractor and The Way We Live- this will be the first time a collection of Dandelion artists have performed at the same event in any quantities since the late sixties or early seventie don't miss it- for info updates keep an eye on Kevin's site, and and best regards to you Kevin and all your fans Chris Hewitt
chris hewitt ozit morpheus records <>
Northwich, UK - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 10:20:51 (MEST)

Bought Marjory Razorblade in '73, bought copies for all my friends..Kevins 'take' blew me away. I vowed that being able to relate to Kevin's music was a prerequisite to relating to me. Shortly wife # 2 was history !! During that episode, I lost the house and most importantly the album.i couldnt find the album and eventually i soemhow changed Coyne to Cohen and for 30 years Ive searched the record stores in the mall and asked for 'Kevin Cohen' who had this song 'Dog Latin'. You can imagine the blank stares. Tonight by luck or fate I stumbled into Kevins homepage. I feel like I am at long last at home.

Ron Kennedy <>
St Petersburg, USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 08:03:03 (MEST)

hello fans of KEVIN COYNE !

i love this album "SANITY STOMP" so much since the eighties and i think it's a lifetime album, a genius masterpiece from a to z ! i have bought this album two times for sure. is there any chance to get "SANITY STOMP" on cd ?

michael hoffmann <>
frankfurt am main, germany - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 17:21:56 (MEST)

anything up north this year kev?please keep me posted.all the best,
mick scarlett <>
blackpool, u.k. - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 02:26:00 (MEST)

Hey Kevin Coyne Fans!
Join us on the Kevin Coyne Group:
and don't forget my Kevin Coyne page with its full discography:

Pascal <>
Paris, FRANCE - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 16:35:18 (MEST)

E-Mail me cousin
Patricia Coyne Bockwinkel <PatB108>
Mundelein, USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 04:23:16 (MEST)

The late 70's and early 80's are just a blur now, but one thing that stands out is a KC gig at a cozy little converted church in Cleveland St Surry Hills in Sydney. Oh so funny that it's making me cry.
Jon <>
Sydney, Australia - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 14:06:37 (MEST)

I think turpentine may be the greatest song ever recorded, and I've heard several different songs over the years.
Fogan N. Krump <>
New York, USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 20:52:53 (MET)

Kevin! so good to see such a full and devoted guestbook. Love ya and look forward to the Dandelion reunion concert in October.


John Fiddler
phoenix, USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 19:41:03 (MET)

you are a slkag hiu uuh huh uuh huh uhuh uslag slag monkey slag pigeon hebrew
rubber jonny
gasaistan, lobfish - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 01:59:44 (MET)

i see my mate ruber jonny has been on he`s right you know you are fucking mint and you should come to manchester or you ould come to my house and smoke some hemp ile get some bithches round and we`ll be sorted, FUCKING YES pardon my french its you and me mate forever.
fat-rob <>
salford, england - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 01:55:22 (MET)

kevin you are fukin great hope u are comin to manchester one day you fat slag wonderful life is a fukin top tune my mate barry says youare a slag
rubber jonny
salford, england - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 01:47:11 (MET)

i bloody love your descriptive music, you and brendan are the best thing since sliced whole grain bread with cheese
fat-rob <>
salford, england - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 01:40:30 (MET)

Reading your guestbook is very useful. All those girls and boys are your fans since many years. I share their thoughts and I'm your fan since 1975! Don't hesitate to publish your lyrics as soon as you can. We need them! Everybody need them! Don't forget I'm able to help you.
I'll be your fan forever. Please come back at The Spirit of 66 in Verviers as soon as possible.
Best regards to your wife Helmi.

Maurice Maes <>
Liège, Belgium - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 22:59:03 (MET)

hello, I just watched a television documentary about Beachy Head and there was a song played called Eastbourne Ladies, I like that song so now here I am on this site wishing you all the best, nice to see you are doing well!
Bye, bye!

jean-paul happel
voorschoten, holland - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 00:26:09 (MET)

I was just listening to Mark Maconie "critical List"on BBC Radio2 and one of the tracks he featured was Marjory Razor Blade.This prompted to revisit the album which I bought when I was 15ish--now 40ish.Trawling your website it was re-assuring to see that someone of your diverse talent can remain productive,creative and solvent without the usual banalities. All the best.
John Harper < >
Glasgow, Scotland - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 22:34:15 (MET)

Waiting for your visit in Tampere. You have here many entusiastic fans.
Year after year we have been happy to have your art.God bless you!

anne sipari <>
tampere, finland - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 11:16:03 (MET)

Dear Kevin,
I saw/hear you a lot of times in Hannover. And I would like to get
"Living in black & white" on cd.
A lot of my friends would be happy!
See you in february. R.

Ralf Schröder <>
Bad Nenndorf, Deutschland - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 23:04:04 (MET)

moved to Germany this year with the idea of at least seeing Kevin live one more time! the last time was at the Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Solo in 1984! Boy, what a treat! I took a group of five along, and they hadn't heard of you until this night! Now, they are believers!! Wishing You all the best, health and Happiness and I hope a concert in the Blackforest in 2003? I can only hope, take care, Bruce
bruce <>
achern, germany - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 17:40:15 (MET)

Dear Kevin,
please come to Munich for a gig. Anyhow I use you records as medicine, I use scotch as medicine too, but there is no comparison, believe me.
Always on your side

DC <>
München, Bayern - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 18:45:55 (MET)

Hi Kevin,
I still have fond memories of the concert you and Brendan did last November at The Melkweg. The record is nice too, played it a lot!
Also enjoy the new record, Carnival. Your band is great, are you gonna tour soon?
How about all the old Virgin albums? I was able to buy a few on CD before they became out of print. Heartburn and In Living Black and White were hard to find, and I never even did find Blame It On The Night. Can't you make a deal with Virgin that they do a proper reissue of the old stuff, perhaps with some xtra tracks (like Coconut Island on Heartburn)?
Best wishes for Helmi and you from Jos in Holland.
PS: I also enjoyed the "Tagebuch eines Teddybären" that I bought at your concert very much! Will you be publishing more books like that?

Jos van den Berg <>
IJsselstein, Netherlands - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 14:05:00 (MET)

I was very disappointed to read that the Februar Germany Tour take place far from my hometown. I really hope that you will come to Darmstadt, Frankfurt or Lorsch still this year.
I still remember your great gig in the REX October 2001.
Regards from
Alex, a fan since more than 24 years

Alexandra Großmann <>
Alsbach, Deutschland - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 14:00:32 (MET)

I sort of surfed into your site and all these memories came flooding back of a day in Blackpool. Steeleye Span, Roy Harper and Kevin Coyne. That day changed the way i saw music, my friends just didnt get it but it opened my ears and mind. That was 28 years ago and I will never forget it. Keep on doing what you do. Regards and Love

Ian mcgregor <>
Nr Newcastle, UK - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 23:02:19 (MET)

KEVIN love it love it love it
love the carnival album where you get the ideas's is any one's idea particulaly liked the album sugar candy taxi me and my dad currently own 29 albums we love it keep it rocking

mike & ben,tony janes's pals

ben davies <>
norfolk, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 19:07:00 (MET)

Overjoyed to find this site. Dont know whether you can remember several gigs in Birmingham in the early to mid seventies. Always attended by myself, Paul, and my then wife Elaine and as you once announced on stage their entourage of friends.The first one at Barbarellas with Gordon Smith on guitar and if I remember rightly Rick Dodd on sax. Then later with Zoot Money and Andy Summers - tremendous live shows.
I still have all the vinyl albums Strange Locomotion (Siren)album and Case History, Blame It On The Night etc and I still love em to death.
Remember, you dont need Golden Shoes, what about me!

Paul Hickman <>
Birmingham, UK - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 17:22:06 (MET)

very full guestbook!!
for years I thought there very few who ever listed to (or more surprisingly even bought) KC records (yes vinyl; still got them) as well as the more recent CDs
those songs still cheer me up when things are bad..... I just blame it on the tights

gerry <>
- Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 01:22:45 (MET)

To Quote a new Kevin Coyne Song."Money like water, thru my hands it flows, money like water, thru my hands it goes, i seen it come and i have seen it go.
Steve Glabman <>
Home of Al Capone, Home of bigger crooks - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 00:29:43 (MET)

come , quick :)
venez , vite !
Longue vie à Kevin , ok Pascal :)

Kevin Coyne Group <>
lyon, francefroggyland - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 17:11:34 (MET)

Just sending you and yours best wishes for 2003 from one of your many fans back home in Blighty.May your year be blessed with new slippers and white chocolate.
Alan Taylor <>
Leigh on sea, Essex, England - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 22:00:09 (MET)

Really got good feelings when i think back at your concert in "The Palace" in Poperinge(Belgium)(1979?). I was 15 years old, you just released your album album "Amsterdam".Nowadays when I wanna hear you, I've got to download your music from Internet. Where can I buy "Amsterdam. Lots of love!!!! Wilfried
wilfried <>
poperinge, belgium - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 23:18:31 (MET)

Thanks for your words and music Kevin. I have a small collection that I treasure and enjoy often.
Oolin Ngarabul <>
Shoalhaven, Australia (NSW) - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 03:17:49 (MET)

Hi Kevin,
do you remember me? I wish you a successful new year (many good ideas;-)in music and painting)! When will you come back to Dresden again???
Take me back in your arms!
Your special friend
streetfighting man - Chris

Chris Schlosser <>
Dresden, Germany - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 14:58:16 (MET)

Does anyone know where I might find a copy of Case History-long ago and much treasured!
phil smith <>
halifax, england - Friday, January 03, 2003 at 21:10:09 (MET)

Happy new year!
Roland Hall <>
Brösarp, Sweden - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 21:20:36 (MET)

Thanks Kevin, Your show at the old Town was one of the best and inspired shows of the year. Your band was amazing and gave beautiful new energy to your best songs. The new songs are the best.
Thank you for Everything. Hope you keep Chicago in your heart, as you are truely loved and respected here.

Steve Glabman <>
Chicago, USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 07:19:19 (MET)

Having been bought up with the wonderful sounds of kevin coyne by my dad,thank you kevin for waking up the youth of today,love it love it love it ben & mike,tony janes mate/bones????
KINGS LYNN, ENGLAND - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 15:15:20 (MET)

Just one thing: please come back to Belgium soon !
Stefaan Van Bree <>
Belgium - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 00:36:41 (MET)

I went to seven shows of the Belgian - Holland tour and I hope you will do it all over again next year !
Life Is Almost Wonderful....

Koen <>
Duffel, Belgium - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 19:49:51 (MET)

Dear Kevin;
I didn't miss your benefit concert in 1976 for the boycot Outspan Action, but now I am 43 and could attend your concert today in Eeklo (Belgium). I hope you will pass again (and hopely than I won't be 60...) Sincerely, Karl
PS: keep on rockin'! (better live than on the internet)

Karl Segers <>
9060 Zelzate, Belgium - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 22:30:14 (MET)

Kevin Coyne was an essential part of my formative years. I was 15 years old in 1973 when me and my mate Dave formed the "Kevin Coyne fan club" with a very exclusive membership - we only invited Kevin and John Peel as members!
Dear Kevin: you answered all of our mad letters! We used to phone you at your home and act like twats... you were so supportive and patient.
I will always have a special place in my heart for you and promote you music and website at every opportunity.

Mick Nixon <>
Basildon, UK - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 19:57:12 (MET)

Thank you again Kevin, for the excellent gigs in Leuven and Leffinge last week. I hope to meet you again soon at one of the next gigs.
You and Brendan should keep touring and playing together again and again!!



Waldo van Leeuwen <>
Driehuis, Holland - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 12:55:45 (MET)

Hi Kevin

I have been watching your career with interest and missed the gigs you did in London (like the old days eh ... Putney).

I remember the days with you, Georgie Thompson and me in the Plough.

Hope to catch up with you some time.



PS Mo my mother stills go on about you writing "Mrs Hooley Go Home" about her.

Peter Smith <>
UK - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 12:55:53 (MET)

I WAS THERE in 1973 at the bbc concert " fat girl " ouaouhhhh ( i've got it on tape :)
and in St Etienne (!!!!!France ) in 1974 OR 75 !!
i stille remember your concert ( and me shouting FAT GIRL when you in st étienne ! ) i've got two LP's from that time !
A mad froggy cactus , Kevin !
( i saw van morrison at Vienne jazz festival this year but YOU 're the best !!!! )

Cactusjo <>
LYON, FRANCE - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 10:53:17 (MEST)

Dear Mr. Coyne,
Last august I contacted you on your site
about the film of your performance at
the Pinkpopfestival in 1975. I did
sent you a video-copy. Did you get it ?
And can you remember the
songs that are on the video ?
Greetings, Ruud

ruud van wersch <>
geleen, holland - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 09:44:05 (MEST)

congratulations on a long and successful career. i enjoyed your website. i wish you continued success. peace.
Micheal <>
hamilton ontario, Canada - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 18:56:49 (MEST)

I had heard of you Kevin ... but had never listened to your music before.
I am older and wiser now.
My wife and I both loved your gig last night in Club Bastion.
„Fuck the millionaires!“ ... and all the best with your future endeavors.
We hope to see you again sometime soon.
Two new fans.

Don & Anette <>
Dirty Little Village, Germany - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 16:46:13 (MEST)

Wir hatten gestern das Vergnügen im Club Bastion ein großartiges Konzert zu erleben.
Es war ungsfähr vor 15 Jahren als ich das letzte Mal ein Konzert von dir besuchte in Ulm im Charivari,....

long time ago but not forgotten
long time ago but love returns mighty fancy deeply proud and absolutly sad

I like your music, I like your lyrics and often there was as smile floating over my face from deeply inside
when i watched at your drawings

we`re all losers but we like it

Barbara <>
Kirchheim/Teck, Deutschland - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:40:43 (MEST)

Great site! I enjoyed viewing your artwork very much.
Best wishes

Steffi <>
Friedberg, Germany - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 10:43:33 (MEST)

I did'nt think I would ever get a chance to see Kevin perform live-now I just got to see him for the 3rd time! This time in Chicago. Schuba's was packed. The show was excellent, as usual. Well worth the drive from Detroit. See you next time...
Ken Hottmann <>
detroit, USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 18:00:07 (MEST)

Thanks so much for playing in Cleveland OH on this last tour; despite the munchkin-size turnout I was very glad that you and the band still played a blistering set, making the 4-5 hour trek all the more worthwhile! Thanks again, and we hope to finally have you play in Rochester in the not-so-distant future.
michael rae<>
Rochester, NY, USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 16:38:08 (MEST)

I saw you again in Brighton with Brendon. Sublime. I particularly liked "pass me the memories" and would like to sing it to my friends. they already love my version of "talking to no one". I know it's boring but can you tell me the chord progression because I can't quite get it from the CD. It goes without saying that I love you dearly and want you to be my uncle.

Don't you think its about time that you came to Tunbridge Wells? You could stay with me or my friend Mark Joannes (genuine offer). It was was fabulous to see you again, come again soon.

Stephen Mason<>
Tunbridge Wells, Not Derby - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 01:02:45 (MEST)

Kevins talent for the music and art is just!. I give one comparison to his art work, LOWRY Laurence Stephen (1887-1976), Kevin in my opion is the mordern day Lowry giving a ture insight into the nature of living life with humour and a provoking insight into an absurd world. A man still still working and driving his music and arts to young and old. Its just lucky that we have people like Kevin out there who are willing to persevere in the evet of prouducing music of meaning and quality. I will not call my self a fan but more an admirer of his sheer honest work to adorn small peoples lives as a whole through his admimissible music and art. Even still today he can keep the young and old still rocking with the aesetivation of lyrics and music.
Keep on rocking Kevin.

Vincent Yates<muspel@web,de>
Ulm, Germany - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 11:43:04 (MEST)

Just wanted to post a review of the concert Kevin did here on Friday Night.
Well It was awesome!! The band is tighter than ever and having fun, a good size crowd with many fans filled schuba's for this late start. Kevin Opened with a troggs songs, really good.
then happy little fat man, schoolboy, he featured a few new songs from the upcoming cd. Songs like Stop Picking on Me, Party Party Party, and I think Unforgiven, He dedicated Acheing Heart to me, "It's a Mystery to me", Take me back in your Arms, Mrs Hooley Go Home, Savior, Sugar Candy Taxi, We got three encores including Pony Tail SOng and A blistering Strange Locomotion,

steve glabman <>
chicago, usa - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 02:48:01 (MEST)

Dear Mr. Coyne,
You and your band played in 1975 at the famous PINKPOP-festival in Geleen. Recently there was a colormovie discovered containing your performance at the Pinkpop-festival. It includes 2 live songs, recorded on stage. Already working on a full history of the festival ( in 2004 is the 35th edition!)
we would like to hear from you if it could be posible that you recognize (from a video-version of the film) the 2 songs you performed there so we couldt cut and ad the film in a sound version.

ruud van wersch <>
geleen, the netherlands - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 13:54:39 (MEST)

I'am still waiting for "Matching Head and Feet" on cd. I've had the record but i've lost it.
martin oostland <>
haren, netherlands - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 22:27:57 (MEST)

Hello Kevin!
It´s been such a long time since we saw you in Sweden. We miss you!
All the best!
Roland Hall

Roland Hall < >
Brösarp, Sweden - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 00:07:22 (MEST)

Im a brand new fan! I was introduced to Coyne's music thru a downloaded cover of "I Confess" by Will Oldham. Apparently he did a whole album of Coynes songs ... I can see the obvious correlation ... it seems Will has learned from Coyne the importance of avoiding the huge stardom that can really hinder the art and also has tried to stay as prolific ... although this is impossible ( i cannot believe how consistently KC has produced music and the amount of output ... my god!). Anyway I am just blown away and I am begining my search for any recordings in stores in my area.
Mark <>
Jacksonville, usa - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 07:35:43 (MEST)

I first heard KC on the Old Grey Whistle Test in the early 70's performing House On The Hill and have been a fan ever since, although it has been difficult at times to keep track of his career, especially since he moved to Germany. Thank goodness for the net these days! The new site is excellent.
My biggest regret is selling all my lps some years ago and converting to cd as I have not been able to replace all my KC albums and probably now never will be able to replace some of them. I particularly miss being able to play Blame It On The Night as this is one of my all-time favourite albums. Maybe one day it will find a cd release? If any fan could provide a copy on cd I would be prepared to pay, please e-mail me. To Kevin I would like to say thanks for all the enjoyment your music has given me over the years and come back to do some gigs in England soon - I last saw you at the Witchwood in Ashton-under-Lyne. See you soon.

Bryan Marshall <>
Manchester, England - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 18:35:37 (MEST)

Hello there! Thanks for the great new site! I'm a fan since 1976. Every Kevin show and every new record always a thrill. I'm always glad to meet with other fans!
Pascal <>
Paris, FRANCE - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 13:47:00 (MEST)

I first heard Kevin Coyne doing a Live session on the John Peel Radio 1 show in the early seventies. It was just before the release of "Blame it on the night" and for some reason, struck a chord with a rather shy sixteen year old who was keeping up with his peer group by listening to Heavy metal, and I can remember defending Kevin's guitar style to a friend who suggested that it wasn't real musicianmanship and that anyone could play like that. I reposted "no-one else is playing like that" and I was drawn further by the individuality of someone who had sufficient drive to make as many L.P's as some of the dreary, formulaic supergroups that populated the music scene. I bought "Blame it on the night" and revelled in "Light up your little light", and "Witch" for they appealed to my new taste in the bizarre, and to this day I prefer the wailing, groaning and strangulated vocal that deals with Christmas Bikes, lonely old ladies, repetition of one word till it becomes creepy, and the need for psychotherapy.

The first Live performance I saw was when he appeared with his "matching head and feet" band at a Winchester college in England. My overiding memory of that night (and I believe, Kevin's as well) is seeing a bottle flying through the air only to land on Kevin's shoulder. This was due, I suspect, to his rendition of the national anthem in an obviously less than deferential way. I thought it was peculiar that such offence could be taken by a seemingly hip audience. Kevin didn't pause to examine this social anomally but shouted that he "wasn't a fucking animal" and promptly left the stage. I'll never forget the shocked faces of Zoot Money and the rest of the band playing an outro and meandering offstage soon afterwards.

Coming out to bleak backwaters such as Winchester, was unsurprisingly not a regular date on the Kevin Coyne toursheet so I found myself frequently travelling to London dressed in my fawn duffel coat, (quite a fashion item at one point in time, but not then) bedecked with badges and my interpretaion of Kevin's signature scrawled over it. I don't remember which year but he co-wrote a play with contemporary playwright Snoo Wilson called "England, England", about the Kray Brothers. I was hanging around outside the theatre on first-night taking photos and waiting for Kevin to arrive. As he approached the theatre entrance he saw me and promptly enquired as to why, considering his name was on it, I had his coat on. I think I felt suitably embarressed by the joke. Once inside the theatre I enjoyed a play that had an unknown actor called Bob Hoskins playing one of the Krays, and very convincingly to, I might add.

This mid-seventies period saw me travelling to London's less salubrious haunts such as the Rock Garden to witness an increasingly solo Kevin Coyne in what was my favourite stage of his career. Most gigs I went to had Zoot Money complimenting Kevin's improvisations perfectly with subtle collaboration from Bob Ward in the sound booth. (and on occasion, playing guitar on stage). I have a beautiful memory (and a recording ) of the Shaw Theatre show 6-3-77 in which Kevin, assisted by Zoot and Bob, had me in tears of both laughter and sadness as he went through what I saw as a resume of his career to that point.
Babble was performed with Dagmar Krause at the Rock Garden over a week that I don't recall the date of, and on the second or third night Dagmar didn't turn up, so Kevin sang her part. His then wife leslie, who happened along on that occasion, was unhappy at missing the duo so I offered her a copy of my recording of the night before. She seemed very pleased, and I, as a late teenager, squirmed with delight that I could do something for Mrs Coyne. Another notable night I recall was an all-night gig at a cinema in Brighton in which a load of hippy bands played Moog synthesisers until Kevin appeared at two in the morning to wake us all up with a mock circus act that involved him standing one-legged on a chair inbetween songs.

In 1980 I attended a Battersea Arts centre benefit night that included Kevin at his cutting best, with a brutal rendition of The Bourgoisie. And after one more trip to see him and The Occasionals at the Rock Club in april of that year I persued a ukulele street theatre career which took me to pastures new until 1990 when Kevin returned to Winchester from Germany with Hans Pukker on guitar and I achieved a long ambition to MC the evening. Obviously I reminded him and the audience of the bottle-throwing incident all those years previously.

Since then I've kept up with a couple of Live appearances and the sessions he still does for Andy Kershaw.
It was a joy to behold when I took my wife of only four summers along to Windsor Arts centre earlier this year to see Kevin and Brendon Croker convincing me that life was almost wonderful. And for this fan the humour is what does it for me.

Long may he continue.

Michael Jennings, Southampton

Michael Jennings <>
Southampton, England - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 01:03:28 (MEST)

Cant wait til your back in nyc. But WV is one of the most beautiful places in the states. Enjoy the views.

rose <>
nyc, us - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 00:41:07 (MEST)

I first heard and saw Kevin in the early 70s.I last saw him in London 2001.He was better than ever.Thank you Kevin for constantly giving me such good memmories during my life.You are, a human being!Rob.
Rob Rook <>
Canterbury, England - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 23:09:40 (MEST)

in one pocket of my jacket: the hairdo of a poodle ... in the other one's the rest ... spooky ... but here it's quite cosy ... and i didn't make a mess ... thank's for inviting me ... next time i bring cookies and ice cream
elektrodilly <>
elsewhere, - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 22:31:40 (MEST)

I just would like you to know, that, after one year of playing, I still love
to listen to your Room full of Fools.
Looking forward to your concerts in Holland this autumn.

kind regards,

Hans Koster.

Hans Koster <>
Boskoop, Holland - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 16:27:31 (MEST)

Great Site. The place looks great and has a nice feel, i like the art work alot. Can't wait to see Kevin & the whole gang on the 16th of august.
Steven Michael Glabman <>
Chicago, USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 04:05:51 (MEST)

We hope you'll enjoy the new website.
Greetings to all Kevin Coyne fans!

webmaster <>
Nürnberg, Germany - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 01:08:46 (MEST)