We are very sad to announce the passing away of our lead guitarist Lee Watson.

Lee Watson June 1968 - June 2016

Lee Watson
June 1968 – June 2016

If you would like to leave a message for the band and Lee’s family, please comment on this page below.

Thank you.

 

 

 

97 Comments

  1. skyhaven
    June 22, 2016 @ 7:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of this news. R.I.P Lee Watson.

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  2. Colin
    June 22, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

    Shocked and saddened to hear of Lee’s passing. Funny guy and great guitar player. Condolences to the band, friends and family. R.I.P

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  3. Woody
    June 22, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

    So sad, so socked, later big guy.

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  4. James
    June 22, 2016 @ 9:42 pm

    Sad to hear the news- hoping you can all stay as strong as you can through this R.I.P.

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  5. Ray Taylor
    June 22, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

    Just read of this in The Echo. Very shocked and saddened. I went to a couple of music schools with Lee and we always had a great laugh…I always remember him with a big smile on his face. He was a great guitarist in a brilliant band from Crocky..Eclipse. We were all mates really…boss times. Me and him laughed for days when he drew this little mad picture of Brad the lead singer. ..never forget that 🙂 RIP Lee ‘Watts’ Watson as i used to call him…ffs

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    • Lissa
      July 9, 2016 @ 6:58 am

      you can have anything you want, its just cheaper and will take place either in the courthouse or possibly the justice of the pee#&ac8217;s house (happens a lot in small towns)

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  6. Mick Price
    June 23, 2016 @ 12:24 am

    What Can I Say … I’m Stunned, Gutted, Gobsmacked, Devastated.. Big Lee was a great lad, Great musician, a Friend and Fellow Fender Telecaster admirer ., Words can not describe the loss everyone is feeling at the loss of Lee at 45, I spent many hours with him over the years, and loads of banter recently on Facebook, , My thoughts and condolences go out to Lee’s Family, Friends, and of course the rest of the Band … R.I.P Lee . GNGB Mate x

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  7. Andy Smith
    June 23, 2016 @ 2:00 am

    To a wonderful friend. Who done nothing but made smile whenever we meet up. Can’t believe it. My deepest sympathies to The band. & to all of Lee’s Family & friends. I’ll miss you. Andy Lamty. Sleep easy big man. P&L

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  8. jason jeffery
    June 23, 2016 @ 9:08 am

    Very sad thoughts with his family and band mates awful news..

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    • Lotta
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:03 am

      If I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I’d say “Kwaabungo, dude!”

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  9. Dave A
    June 23, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

    Thoughts with all. RIP Lee

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  10. Shaun
    June 23, 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    Not a personal friend of Lee only watched from the crowd wen you played & glad I did .Im shocked & saddened so his friends & family must be in bits sad loss RIP

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  11. kellie gilly gillespie
    June 23, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    Boss lad . Thoughts are with the band and Lee’s mates and family xx

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  12. Sarah
    June 23, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

    Sad loss thinking of all his family & friends can’t imagine how hard this must be.. RIP Lee xx

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    • Kathy
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:12 am

      Stands back from the keyboard in amnetmzae! Thanks!

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  13. Edward McCormack
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:02 pm

    It was a pleasure to have known you Lee (a fellow Jaws fan), RIP mate.

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  14. Jonny Rooney
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:17 pm

    R.I.P Lee x

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  15. Micky
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    There’s a massive hole left in town mate. Thanks for the better laughs, the inspiration and music talks. I hope you find a panzer commander to have a talk to. Sincere condolences to the family and the lads. R.I.P Big Lee Watson X

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  16. Kevin McGuire
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

    Still tryin to come to terms with this, doesnt seem real.
    Lee was a diamond fella who was loved by so many for being the person he was, and also the musician he was. Ever since i seen him play at the kirkby suite over 20yrs when i 1st started playing i remember thinkin to myself “My god hes good”, and i made a point of telling him that when he finished, we instantly hit it off and became friends ever since. Im sure im not the only one thinkin that this terrible news has made us feel like our hearts have been ripped out and stood on. One of my last conversations with him was only a couple of weeks ago when i was thankin him for his kind words he was saying about me to Digsy, although they made me laugh it just showed the kind of guy he was, a really good kind hearted man. Im gunna miss our little chats about music and bands in general. This has left a huge hole in the Liverpool music scene now, and one that cant be filled or replaced. Thoughts are with all his family, friends and bandmates.
    Rip buddy,
    Kevla x

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  17. Lee Shepherd
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:29 pm

    Lee Watson –
    First met Lee about 92ish when i used to go and watch his band Kyndred Spirit and was always amazed how great a player he was. The first time i ever played live Lee was there sitting next to me “Boss that shep you did really good” even though i probably didnt he was always supportive and encouraging. We would always love talking about our influences in depth with mutual excitement like a pair or kids i even once listed all the famous players id seen live and included him in it…..
    Lee you was an amazing talent, a man larger than life and a gentleman.
    See you on the other side x

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  18. Keith Mullin
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

    Saddened to hear about Lee, great guitarist and great lad, always a smile on his face, always up for the adventure. One Love lads and condolences to Lee’s family

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  19. Matty Brady
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

    Shocked to the core. ‘Big Lee’ my brother in arms and partner in many adventures. Your big smile and larger than life character will be missed. Lee and I when together would be the ultimate guitar geeks. We would wax endlessly about the pros and cons of kit, players, amps n pedals with a good yarn about wrestling tigers thrown in. You will be missed brother. Till the next time…

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  20. Chris de Asha
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:53 pm

    Devastated and numb, so many boss memories of the 25 years of knowing Lee, from his guitar playing to his quick wit, humour, story telling, opinions, friendship, warmth and what a laugh he had so infectious, the world is a sadder place without him.
    Rest well big fella, till next time……….

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  21. carline
    June 23, 2016 @ 6:56 pm

    Luv you big hands Watson xx thank you for the music xx

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  22. Alan Babington
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

    So sorry to hear this very sad news.
    Rest in Peace

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  23. Vince
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:06 pm

    Known Lee since I was 17. He was a great inspiration to me and many others in the Mersey music scene. He always had time for anyone. Great guitarist, top fella you will be sadly missed my friend. You live on through the music you made. Timeless melodies. R.I.P. Lee see you on the other side.

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    • Kapri
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:03 am

      All of my questions set-sedtthankl!

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  24. Andy Soo
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:09 pm

    Gutted so sad seen you just 2 weeks ago in concert sq boss gig in the sun shine an it was boss! Rest in peace Lee!

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  25. Ryan Lockwood
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

    My thoughts and condolences go out to Lee’s family, band mates and friends. Peace x

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    • Ellen
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:42 am

      This piece was cogent, wewltlri-ten, and pithy.

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  26. Jamie fisher
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

    Shocked at this news. Such a fine guitarist and a lovely fella. Always had time for a chat over social media and at shows. God bless you mate.X

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    • Josie
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:07 am

      Which came first, the problem or the solntiou? Luckily it doesn’t matter.

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    • Heaven
      July 9, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

      Ah, i see. Well tha’ts not too tricky at all!”

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  27. lindsay
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

    Guna miss you big lee till we meet again. R.I.P XXX

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    • Rosalinda
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:13 am

      Thkans for taking the time to post. It’s lifted the level of debate

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  28. Speedy
    June 23, 2016 @ 7:55 pm

    So sad to hear the passing of you’re guitarist , band mate and friend lee Watson , thoughts with yers all and all his family rip lee

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  29. Amanda Dodd
    June 23, 2016 @ 8:03 pm

    Shocked and very sorry to hear the news about Lee. R.I.P Big Truck! My thoughts are with your family and friends xxx

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  30. Carla
    June 23, 2016 @ 8:20 pm

    Sending condolences to Lee’s family during this extremely difficult time. Known Lee since late 80’s at college. Seen lots of gigs from way back in Eclipse. Great lad, very talented guitar player. Sublime! Rest in power Lee. Big ups! Top geezer X ✌️

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  31. Claire
    June 23, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

    RIP lovely. Nothing but great memories of funny times with you. Absolutely one of a kind. In our hearts and forever. ❤️

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  32. Ste yozzer hughes
    June 23, 2016 @ 8:49 pm

    Absolutely in shock, what a loss of a great man and amazing guitarist, a true perfectionist, great memories I’ll keep forever, thanks for the music, God bless Lee and all your family and the sums family x

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  33. Matthew Keenan
    June 23, 2016 @ 9:17 pm

    Good night mate. Used to listen through the walls at praccy to get some inspiration from your playing. Hope you are turning it up to 12 up there.
    I’ll rename my guitar a Lee Paul in your honour. RIP

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  34. Gary Boylan
    June 23, 2016 @ 9:24 pm

    RIP big man. Feels like I’ve grown up listening to Lee playing. Thanks for being part of the soundtrack to my life so far. You’ve left a massive hole in the local music scene.
    Condolences to Lee’s family, friends, band mates and all those privileged enough to have heard him play (and those unfortunate not to have). YNWA

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  35. Joe Symes
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

    Totally shocked, Numb, my mate since we were kids, amazing guitarist, the laughs we had together over the years. The banter we had saying quotes from the ‘Dirty Harry ‘ films even up until 12 days ago. The last time we seen each other was when we both played at ‘The Concert In The Square’ and even catching up then was great : ) I just can’t believe you have gone : ( Go and play that ‘ Great Gig In The Sky ‘ with all the other legends that are up there 🙂 God bless you LEE R-I-P and my condolences to Lee’s family and all The Sums family at this sad time X

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  36. Derek Hazell
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:01 pm

    The first time we met was in Devon when you got kidnapped by Small and you getting out the wrong side of the van and falling down a steep hill to fixing your tie at a recent funeral..I’m gonna miss you mate..stay special and big love x

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  37. Roxy G
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

    All my best wishes to all his friends and family at this awful time.

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  38. Kathryn Walsh
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:40 pm

    I feel I should write something meaningful and inspirational, but I won’t, it’s shit, it’s fucking cuntingly shit. I can’t process the absolute fucking shitness of it. Sending my love to the family, sorry if my language offends, but it’s fucking true. RIP Big Lee xxx

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  39. Becky
    June 23, 2016 @ 10:55 pm

    Remember speaking to lee at the Lomax in ’96 after a Proper gig. Brilliant guitarist. Thoughts are with his family.

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    • Jude
      July 9, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

      Me too Becky. This is so sad.

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  40. Anthony Willmore
    June 23, 2016 @ 11:03 pm

    Sincere condolences to Lee’s family and the sums, I first remembered seeing Lee as an exceptional guitarist in Proper, a great band. RIP x

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  41. Dominic smith
    June 23, 2016 @ 11:37 pm

    What can I say, devastated, shocked, sadness he was my best mate from the age of 10. Amazing times, wished I’d of seen more of him as we got older and wiser.
    Never forget him. Makes me cry the more I think of him.
    Thinking of his family and his poor mum and dad. So sad
    Also to the rest of the band, take care. Xx

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  42. Neil Hodge
    June 24, 2016 @ 1:36 am

    I first met Lee 37 years ago at Alsop comp.Always had a smile on his face even then, but was always a gent.Funniest memory of him which has stuck with me forever was when we had to write an english essay about our favourite hobbies and bring it into school to read out in front of the whole year.Eveyone brought football boots and cricket bats and stuff like that in.
    Lee brought a kestrel and a buzzard in.
    Your going to be missed brother. R.I.P big fella
    Deepest condolences to Lees family and also to Digsy and the lads.
    Hodgie and Linda xxxx

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  43. Ben Gorry
    June 24, 2016 @ 5:41 am

    Lee, big lee, alright mate, alright la……what can I say apart from, thank you for the laughs, the music, the jokes and being you. To know you was to love you…riff away on as many gibsons as you can on the other side mate, I’ll come jam with you again one day. I’ll bring the ale

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  44. Ian sitar
    June 24, 2016 @ 6:34 am

    Struggling to find suitable words …
    My thoughts are with the family.

    But my memories are with the big fella.

    Thanks for lending me your les paul that time. Sorry i broke the switch. It wasn’t my fault and I got it fixed didn’t I ??

    And thanks for giving us the name ‘Silverback’

    And for stepping in for me that time.. you were better than me.

    And thanks for all the laughs, you great big oaf.

    Make sure there’s a spare amp ready for when I see you next. X

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    • Cassandra
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:42 am

      Well done arlitce that. I’ll make sure to use it wisely.

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  45. Nikki lunt
    June 24, 2016 @ 6:44 am

    We take for granted the people we love and care for, thinking that they would be around forever.I regret not coming home sooner to see you lee. I will miss your big hands and all the funny,mad nights we shared !

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    • Irish
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:21 am

      Clear, inovmratife, simple. Could I send you some e-hugs?

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  46. boyley!
    June 24, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    Hello Peter. My condolences to Mark’s!!!loved ones, your good self, the band and all those near and dear to you all. Aint seen you for a while due too ill health. I miss hearing your brilliant performance’s and the warmth and lovely nature you showed me from the very first moment I met you. I lost your phone number or should I say one of me lovely boys deleted it off me phone. You take care mate and God bless you and all associated to Mark!

    LOVE,PEACE AND OUR BEST WISHES
    BOYLEY AND JENNIE

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  47. Keith Rowan
    June 24, 2016 @ 7:08 pm

    So sad to hear about Lee, We were bezzies in Primary School sharing stories of Spike Milligan on BBC2! Finx! (you had to be there……) Hung out on and off during the Alsop years going to Formby Hall and the Cemetary with his Buzzard. Seen him a couple of times over the years at gigs and it was always great to see him. We’d look at one another and start laughing….. Spoke to him last year at the album launch in Liverpool…. it was a joy to reflect on old times. One of the maddest, funniest and talented people I’ve had the pleasure to know. My thoughts are with Lee’s family right now, so sad…….

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  48. Tony Cawson
    June 24, 2016 @ 9:59 pm

    Even as the days pass, it doesn’t get any easier to find the words for such a wonderful, gentle, hilarious man, musician a
    nd friend.
    I think i’ll miss his stories most of all,no matter how far fetched and ridiculous!
    Also his guitar face on solo’s,and knuckle crunching handshakes.
    Our big Lee.
    R.I.P.x

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  49. Phil
    June 24, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

    God bless big truck. The world’s a sadder place without you
    Devoed

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    • Heidi
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:19 am

      Un montaigneàdada, c’est un peu ma Chose. Pas Pennywise (ahem ahem) pour deux sous, autrement ce serait bonjour l’angoisse with the King of It qui part à Ducks, en chasse sur la canardière, ou couic !(« Des clous, ne ris », dirait le sage, « sinon tu connaîtras le sort du passage cl#2qé&o8u30; &ratuo;)

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  50. Danielle
    June 25, 2016 @ 12:02 am

    Thinking about Margi, Billy and family. strange not seeing you on your step, doesn’t seem real, it was only the other week you was doing my front garden with ur family for me after my nan passing. I still walk out the door and exspect you to shout alright Dan, just not right Lee, you’ll be missed without a doubt.
    Big Mike said he’ll keep going on the guitar as it was only other week you told him not too give up on it, he’s still in shock.
    RIP Lee gone but will never be forgotten xxx

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  51. Paul horay
    June 25, 2016 @ 11:31 am

    So shocked ive known lee for 41 yrs he knocked about with my brother lived across the road from us i only seen him last week on queens drive such a loss

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  52. ricky
    June 25, 2016 @ 4:01 pm

    Thats a . real shame . Sending love and positive vibes to you all, Hey his music is here forever, and nobody is really gone as long as we say their name!xx

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  53. Dave (scotty) Scotton
    June 25, 2016 @ 8:04 pm

    Terrible news knew Lee from Alsop but especially Eclipse when they played with Pyramid Dream. His white Fender springs to mind R.I.P.

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  54. METTY
    June 25, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    Gobsmacked, gutted, speechless, no words can explain my feelings right now, one of life’s true gents, memories go back to Alsop …..God you’ll be missed my mate………you’ll always be in my thoughts…….goodnight god bless Lee……

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  55. Lee Ball
    June 26, 2016 @ 2:21 am

    I’m devastated and in total shock of hearing about my mate Big Lee, The warmest, kindest and most definately the funniest person I have been blessed to call a friend. Nights out would not be the same without Big Lee. Always had a story, always had laugh and always until the sun came up, he leaves a massive hole in all our lives. Gutted………………

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  56. Gary
    June 26, 2016 @ 11:50 am

    Lee….

    Didn’t know you for as long as others, but got you in an instant. Too much in common to say, but I’ll always remember you. A true lover of life, music and melody – all of yours will live on my brother. Next time we meet, we’ll be able to talk AC30’s, analogue synths and music forever……

    Gaz and The Forever Behaviours x

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  57. Peter Hodgson
    June 26, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

    Taken too soon.

    My condolences to his family & friends.

    I only met Lee once but had a few online chats with him.

    He was a great guitarist who knew where to play & place his playing & nuances, that in itself is a gift.

    RIP Lee
    X

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    • Cherry
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:33 am

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  58. Richy Northcote
    June 26, 2016 @ 8:25 pm

    My memories of Lee Watson, The Sums.
    I first met Lee at a gig we were supporting the sums on.. He’d be playing with his Gibson Black Beauty. He’d have his slicer pedal going. His Marshall turned up to 11. He knew what I liked in guitar playing because when he did something that sounded amazing to me I would look at him and he would be nodding at me like ‘Yes I know’ .
    Off the stage I didn’t really get his abstract humour at first. When I used to do something stupid he would shake his head and say ‘Richy Richy Richy’ which has actually stuck.
    When we were recording in the studio he kindly lent his guitar to my fellow guitarist. That guitarist couldn’t believe he was playing a Gibson Black Beauty.
    I found The Sums songs instantly recognisable. I just picked up a guitar and I would find myself playing the riffs. Like they were already there. That to me is the true power of a Riff, Lee’s riffs were another hook underneath an already hook filled song. That is a very very rare thing. I was honoured enough to play his riffs filling in for him at a few gigs with Digsy and Chris. That was a cool thing for me as a young musician.
    There was a funny story that happened when my band came back from the studio to witness something. I wrote and recorded a song about it. It was called Swinging in the night. It was a comical song. A couple of days later I took the recording on the sums tour bus. I remember playing it to Lee and Digsy. I remember Lee listening and shouting ‘Fucking ell your Syd Barret’.That comment meant a lot to me from him. I subsequently re-recorded at their request to use as intro music for them walking onstage.
    Another time he made me feel like an equal is when I was kindly asked to record a pre-production version for PaperBack writer for the number one’s from Liverpool album. One Rode NTK in the middle of the room I thought I captured the very essence of The Beatles. Raw and ready. When I played it back, I remember Lee saying ‘Fucking ell we should just put that version on thats boss!’
    That made me feel amazing.
    Every time we met he used to open his arms and I would run and he would pick me up.
    Lee was an unstoppable force with the guitar. There are very few people that you can deem ‘irreplaceable’ with a band. Lee is maybe the top. Lee brought another dimension to the songs.
    The last words he said to me were when we were at Sheffield for the BBC. I said ‘I’m so sorry that you didn’t make it mate”. He said “Your joking aren’t ya? I’m made up” Typical Lee.
    That was the last time I saw him play. He told me before the gig the sound was boss. And it was.
    I can see he touched loads of people.
    My thoughts are with Lee’s Family and Chris, Digsy, Chris and Bren.
    Rest in peace Big Fella
    Lee xx

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    • Brandi
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:28 am

      I could watch Scihldner’s List and still be happy after reading this.

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  59. John Connor
    June 28, 2016 @ 2:05 am

    See you soon Lee X <3

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  60. Colin Leary
    June 28, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

    Completely gutted.. RIP Lee.x

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  61. Paul Ricketts
    June 29, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

    I’ve just seen The Sums on Uk’s Best Part Time Band and was blown away by the song ‘Whenever Love Lies’. After replaying the song several times on the iplayer, I immediately googled the band and came to this site. After reading some of the other comments here, I now know that The Sums weren’t chosen which I find unbelievable. So sad to find out that Lee Watson has passed away and my condolences to his family & friends.

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    • Lois
      July 9, 2016 @ 7:14 am

      Frankly I think that’s abolsutely good stuff.

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  62. Paul Mc
    July 1, 2016 @ 3:29 pm

    Lee mate
    We’re all gutted your gone had mate. Had many laughs growing up with our Howie, Angela, Bobby and David. Gonna laugh watching the euros tonight remembering the funny ways you used to describe mad World Cup goals. What is your middle name and why! Mental sense of humour.

    Goodnight mate

    Paul Mc

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  63. dave howie
    July 2, 2016 @ 1:39 am

    can’t believe it. mad times we had lad, the cokie and the she on a wednesday night, done in for work but still went in, trooper. never forget samba pa ti in frets you playing lead,me playing rhythm…..badly. but you note for note perfect. there’s to much to say what we got up to mate i could go on forever,but i’ll never forget the laughs we had.r.i.p mate. david howie

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  64. Ste & Lynz
    July 3, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    Lee
    Good night and God bless old bean , what a loss to everyone who has had the pleasure to have had the privilege to have been your buddy over the years. Love ya kid

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  65. RICHARD PEARSALL
    July 4, 2016 @ 9:38 pm

    Lee, your passing has stunned us all, and it’s clear to see the loss has devastated those who knew you, and many others from afar.. It was an absolute privilege mate, you will be sorely missed, and never forgotten…

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  66. Pulsey
    July 4, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

    Must of been over twenty years ago when our bass player Dominic Smith brought this crazy young guitarist to our gig in the back of our van to the Jawbone.We argued about who was our hero at the time and I remember Gilmour was Lees..At the time I didn’t agree at all..Now I do.Our then singer Carol thought he was way fit with his Lion like hair.
    Years went by and I never saw Lee til him and Digs were supporting the Real people on the Royal Court.Carol went with me and the show was amazing.I never saw much of Lee for ages and ended up Sharing many gigs with Digs…becoming a great friend..
    It was with much sadness that in the year that Carol lost her fight with cancer,now Lee has gone to the Stage in heaven too…a sad loss for music….love and sympathy to his family friends and everyone in the Sums family tree X pulsey and kyrrie

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  67. Jude
    July 4, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

    Very sad to learn of Lee’s passing. I remember him from Proper days and when we were at a party at someone’s house with Bob Marley on the wall (although everyone said it was Eddie Grant). I used to fancy him then. RIP.

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  68. Dave Mcshane
    July 5, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    I use to sit in ore watching you jam ( you on the other hand ) excuse the pun would so push it aside and say well its only chords)
    we had some great times together Lee youll be missed mate upstairs or down now with the rocker

    FLY

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  69. Paul horay
    July 5, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    Lee you were so loved and i was proud to have grown up with you and seeing all the people for your funeral just took me back but who could love you with that big smile and loud laugh gonna miss you xxx

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  70. Lees Mum & Dad, Bill & Margret
    July 8, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR SON LEE

    We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that knew Lee and attended the service.
    We were very humbled by the comments and stories which will stay with us forever.

    It was an extremely emotional day and we will draw strength from the comments and love everyone shared for our son Lee.

    From Lees Mum, Dad & Family xx
    BETTER
    X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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    • Lyn
      July 19, 2016 @ 7:16 am

      Lee’s loverly mum dad and fambo……would love too catch up soon if poss…lyn an pat..thinkin off u all now and always …such a loss… wat a inspiration you ‘r loverly son brought into all are lives…thank u both for the privilage we had with ur wonderfull son..thanks again…..will b intouch…load’s ov love now and always…xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      • Degsy L (keys)
        July 27, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

        Blessings are abounding all over. True respect, admiration and love are openly expressed for a great human being who also happened to become an amazing musician. His guitar work, at least, clearly shows what a brilliant mind and heart were always working for the greater goodness that oozed from his soul.
        Always alive somewhere, for somebody, some time.
        P+L for ever.

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  71. Jude
    July 9, 2016 @ 9:11 pm

    I don’t feel like this is my place as I only knew him vaguely, but so sorry for his family and all his friends. By all accounts he was a great, witty bloke and a great guitarist. RIP Big Lee, you are missed so much already, hope you keep playing guitar up there.

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  72. Joe
    July 11, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    I’ve thought about Lee every day since I found out he passed away , still can’t believe it really . I met him when I rehearsed at the old Crocky comp school with my band sometime in the late 1980’s. He was watching us play then he came up to me and asked me ” eh mate can you play Voodoo Chilli”… ( not Chile). Years later we met up on the Jarvis training course, he bounced in one morning and asked if I wanted any guitar pedals because his Mum had won on the Bingo, and he was getting all new gear . Didn’t see that much of him over the last years but I’ll always remember that young lad in Crocky comp school with the biggest smile on his face. Deepest sympathy to all Lee’s Family and friends. Peace.

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  73. Degsy L (keys)
    July 12, 2016 @ 2:06 pm

    Digsy, you all lost a truly great musician and a clearly brilliant mate. Been listening to Lee’s work even more closely lately and reading so many loving tributes. Just sending love and warmest wishes to you and all loved ones, wherever you are right now. I’ll call you in due course, Digsy. Take care, lad.

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  74. Paul leary
    July 29, 2016 @ 12:31 am

    My name is paul leary.i was the lead vocalist in lees first ever band the temple of turtles.i was with my brother Colin and Dominic Smith and we all had a great journey for a couple of years.i only found out about lees passing tonight and I’m devastated that a good and bright light has gone.iv just listened to our studio stuff and he was so talented but also a funny lad .I agree with Joe symes comments he got it spot on.lots of love to margie and billy I’m so sorry iv only just found out tonight.im thinking of you Lee. Lots of love you nutter.paul leary xx .look after your buzzard up there you loon

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  75. Remembering Lee Watson – The Sums
    August 11, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

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  76. Donna Smith
    August 14, 2016 @ 11:06 pm

    From staying in Formby Hall in the 70s, to following you in your bands over the years you were always part of my life as you were good mates with my brother Dominic…it’s all so very sad and I think about you often..play your music with the Angels xx

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