Glasgow born musician Bert Jansch, a founding member of the band Pentangle and a well-known guitarist in his own right, has died at the age of 67.
Bert had cancer and passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 5 October, at a hospice in Hampstead, north London.
Born in Glasgow in 1943, Bert recorded his first album in 1965 and his last, The Black Swan in 2006.
Between 1967 and 1973 he was part of acoustic group Pentangle, best known for their 1970 hit single Light Flight.
John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson and Terry Cox were the other original members of the band, whose albums included Basket of Light and Solomon’s Seal.
He last performed, with Pentangle, at the Royal Festival Hall on 1 August 2011.
A scheduled solo performance at the Edinburgh Festival in August was cancelled due to the singer’s ill health.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper last year, Jansch (who is survived by his wife Loren) said he was “not one for showing off”.
Herbert ‘Bert’ Jansch 3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011.
Tonight (Wednedsday) on Celtic Music Radio, Gordon Hotchkiss on his ‘Hotchpotch’ and Alan Burke on his late night programme will feature a tribute to Bert Jansch. Tomorrow, Thursday 6 October at 3.00pm, Steve Vass recently had as his featured Classic Album Basket of Light by Pentangle and this programme will be repeated as a tribute to Bert Jansch.