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 Post subject: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:13 am 
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"Alumnus of the Year" award from Reading University.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-28246162

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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Thanks for your posting, Roxy.

Congratulations to Andy Mackay who had a solid musical education at Reading University. Nice picture of him with his graduation cap (I don't know how it is exactly called in UK). I'm glad to hear of Andy - somebody who was highly responsible for the unique sound of my favorite band.

This evening I have also read in a German newspaper that former "Geordie" and today's "AC/DC" lead singer Brian Johnson has received an honorary doctor's degree from Newcastle University. I do not begrudge him this title, that is not the point. But if it had to be someone from Britain's North with a "unique voice" - I would have considered a different candidate ... oh no, I'm not thinking of Sting although I liked The Police ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:21 pm 
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pianoman wrote:
... But if it had to be someone from Britain's North with a "unique voice" - I would have considered a different candidate ...


Hasn't BF received that already? Honestly I've long lost track of all the awards and degrees and titles our hero receives...


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Bryan's turn tomorrow when he gets an honorary degree from Newcastle University. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
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:lol:

OK, you've got me ...


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:00 am 
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Yes really lovely pic of Andy - thoroughly deserved award as he was such an integral part of Roxy. In fact it was a band having an oboeist/saxophonist that made me take notice when I was 14 years old and here I am 40 years on ..... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:51 am 
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prairie rose wrote:
Yes really lovely pic of Andy - thoroughly deserved award as he was such an integral part of Roxy. In fact it was a band having an oboeist/saxophonist that made me take notice when I was 14 years old and here I am 40 years on ..... :D


The same with me, prairie rose: I was 13 years old (and here I am 42 years on). It was a band with an ironic voice, a thrilling oboe (oh how I wanted to have such an instrument!) and a driving beat.

Congratulations to Andy and Bryan - absolutely deserved!


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:47 am 
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Yes, congratulations from me, too. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Congratulations to Andy Mackay!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:54 am 
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Recognition at last for The Emperor Himself, many congratulationd to you Andy.

Check out these two sites as well, especially the link to the actual citation


http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local- ... ty-7400121

and

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-event ... 88909.aspx


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