Stu Pevitt

Stu Pevitt

1952 - 2009

A Dedication......

To the memory of Stu Pevitt who died on 6th January 2009 aged 56 years.

A loving & devoted father to Emma & Vikki. Lead Vocalist. Artist & lifelong friend & inspiration.

 

 

For family, friends & acquaintances alike, please feel welcome to e.mail us with your dedications & thoughts to Stu & we'll add them to this page

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Stuart Pevitt

Dedications.....

 

SPENT FIVE VERY SPECIAL YEARS OF MY LIFE WITH STUART.....WE HAD FUN & LAUGHTER & SHARED SOME VERY PRECIOUS MOMENTS TOGETHER.....MY 18TH & 21ST BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS WITH THE GIRLS & GOOD FRIENDS, SETTING UP MASTER VALET, THE MORRIS MINOR.....EVEN THE BLUE MAXI !!!...STUART WAS MY WHOLE WORLD AT AN IMPORTANT TIME IN MY LIFE.....THE TIMES WE SHARED WILL STAY WITH ME FOREVER...HE WAS A LOVING, CARING & WONDERFUL MAN....NEVER STOPPED LOVING YOU STU & NEVER WILL...    Tina Stedman
 

Paul Jones Radio Show Dedication Monday February 9th 2009

 

 

Going To Germany (The Purple Gang) & Paul's Tribute to Stu

Paul Jones Radio Show

 

 

Stu, The Musician...........

 t Over The M

S

ersey

Throw Down The Sword

The Grumpy Old Men

from the cd

'Time To Reflect'

© 2004

 

Sunset Over The Mersey

The Purple Gang

from the cd

'Empty Head'

© 2000

 

 

 

 

Stu, The Artist..................

 

 View Over The Danube to Budapest

Abbey Of Talley

/Gwyrdd Ledr Dendio

Faces In Trees

 

 

 

Stu, The Lyricist.................

 

GREEN LEATHER MIND

Some people think of love

Some people think of heather

But your mind is different

You think of green green yeah green leather

People get death on their minds

Some are scared of rain

But not you baby well fine

Cause you you got a green leather brain

You got a green leather mind babe.

 © 1970

 


 

A Poem.................

~ THE  BROKEN  LINK ~

 

We little knew that morning

That someone was to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly

In death we’ll do the same.

 

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you did not go alone

For part of us went with you

The day you were called back home.

 

You left us peaceful memories

Your love is still our guide

& although we can not see you

You’re always by our side.

 

Our friendship chain is broken

& nothing seems the same,

But as we are called one by one

The chain will link again.

 

Obituaries............

The Guardian & The Macclesfield Express

guardian.co.uk home

Obituary

Stuart Pevitt

Stuart "Pev" Pevitt, who was the lead singer of rock band 'The Purple Gang'

My friend and colleague Stuart "Pev" Pevitt, who has died of cancer aged 56, was a well-known figure on the Manchester music scene. After he became lead singer of the notorious psychedelic rock band the Purple Gang (of which I was the manager) in 1999, his reputation as a vocalist and harmonica player spread across Europe.

Stuart was an unorthodox frontman for a rock band and was inventive in his presentation of songs. He often stood stock-still so that the audience could more clearly see his vaudevillian facial expressions. He fully embraced the rock-theatre style pioneered by Screaming Lord Sutch and incorporated many outlandish props. When performing the song Granny Takes a Trip, he would vanish from the stage during an extended instrumental introduction and reappear dressed as a crazed grandmother, in grey wig and floral dress.

With Stuart in the Purple Gang, bookings from eastern Europe (where Granny Takes a Trip, banned by the BBC on its release in 1967, was widely bootlegged) were plentiful. Successful stadium tours were interspersed with low-key pub dates in Cheshire.

The diverse range of musical styles embraced by the Purple Gang (rock'n'roll, rhythm'n'blues, country, folk, jug-band jazz, bluegrass and more, in a two-hour set) made the band hard to pigeonhole, but gave Stuart the opportunity to exercise his wide vocal range and incorporate musical parody and impersonations into his delivery.

Commercial success seemed imminent for the Purple Gang in 2003 when a single, Sunset Over the Mersey, entered the pop charts in Bulgaria and Hungary. Stuart's wry sense of humour disguised the difficulties caused by regular fallow commercial periods and his brittle health.

He was born in Sale, Cheshire, and educated at Bramhall junior and Hazel Grove secondary schools. He worked for many years as a textile designer and latterly as a dealer in antiques and collectibles. However, it is for his musical gifts that he will be remembered.

Stuart was a dedicated family man and is survived by his mother Brenda, his father Ged (Gerald), his brother John, his ex-wife Rachel and their two daughters Emma and Vikki.

This article was first published on guardian.co.uk at 00.01 GMT on Thursday 22 January 2009. It appeared in the Guardian on Thursday 22 January 2009 on p39 of the Obituaries section. It was last updated at 18.06 GMT on Thursday 22 January 2009.

 

 

 

 

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