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Big George R.I.P.

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Big George, well known and much loved Glasgow musician died on Tuesday in his home. He was very ill after being seriously burned in a fire earlier this year but it's not clear if this was the cause of death. He had been pretty unwell for quite some time.

A very talented and likeable man, great guitarist and super front man. He played for many years with his band Big George and the Business both locally and touring internationally.

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/220043-glasgow-blues-legend-big-george-watt-dies-suddenly-at-home/

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I was extremely shocked to see this news this morning; as like many other - I thought he was on the mend. It was probably back in the 80s when I first met George - as we used to use the same rehearsal studios. We jammed together quite a few times in the rehearsal studios on South Street. Even though he was a spectacular blues guitar player and I was simple 'punk style' - he never gave the impression that he thought he was the better guitar player. How he carried off that level of humility I've no idea; generous to a fault. I was pleased to be back in touch - on myspace a few years ago - and even though he wasn't well you wouldn't have known it from good-humoured tone in his messages. He'll be missed. RIP 'Big George'.

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