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Bert Jansch
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Vocalist
    (November 3, 1943-October 5, 2011)
    Born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Folk guitarist, singer and songwriter
    Member of the band Pentangle (1968-73,1981-95)
    Recorded the solo albums 'Bert Jansch' (1965), 'It Don't Bother Me' (1965), 'Nicola' (1967), 'Birthday Blues' (1969), 'Rosemary Lane' (1971), 'Moonshine' (1973), 'L.A. Turnaround' (1974), 'Santa Barbara Honeymoon' (1975), 'Thirteen Down' (1980), 'Heartbreak' (1982), 'Sketches' (1990), 'When the Circus Comes to Town' (1995), 'Toy Balloon' (1998), 'Crimson Moon' (2000), 'Edge of a Dream' (2002) and 'The Black Swan' (2006)
    With John Renbourn recorded the albums 'Jack Onion' (1966) and 'Bert and John' (1966)
    The Guardian described him as 'unkempt on stage and unconventional off it.'
    In his early 20s, he hitch-hiked and busked his way around Europe.
    He said, 'When I made the first album, I had no home and no possessions -- not even a guitar.' (He had to borrow one to record the album.)
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    His heavy drinking led to erratic performances, with Pentangle's Danny Thompson noting, 'Sometimes he'd be actually brilliant. Sometimes he'd be too drunk to play.'
    His recording of the folk song 'Blackwaterside' was copied (without any credit) by Led Zeppelin as 'Black Mountain Side.'
    He quit drinking after he was hospitalized (1987) and told he had a choice of 'giving up alcohol or simply giving up.'
    Neil Young said that he did for acoustic guitars what Jimi Hendrix did for electric guitars.
    He received two Lifetime Achievement Awards at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as a solo artist (2001) and as a member of Pentangle (2007).
    Johnny Marr said, 'He completely re-invented guitar playing and set a standard that is still unequalled today.'

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