Just heard the news that Pip Pyle, formerly of Hatfield and The North, Gong, National Health etc etc, passed away on Monday at the age of 56. Pip was a true exponent of the Canterbury sound in more ways than one. Not only was he a great jazz rock drummer, but he was also a great songwriter. "Fitter Stoke Has A Bath" from the mighty Hatfield's Rotter's Club is still one of the loveliest things I've ever heard.
A huge talent.