News

Bert Jansch dies aged 67

Bert Jansch dies aged 67

Bert Jansch has died at age of 67 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

The legendary Scottish folk musician had been suffering from lung cancer over the past couple of years and according to STV.tv, he lost his battle with the disease this morning (October 5),

Jansch cancelled a scheduled gig in Edinburgh in August, with a statement on his official website saying he was "unwell" and set to spend "at least" one week in hospital.

A founding member of '60s/'70s folk rock band Pentangle, Jansch made his live comeback last year after battling back from cancer, playing a co-headlining US tour with Neil Young. He also played at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival last year.

A virtuoso acoustic guitar player, the 67-year-old is widely considered to have influenced the likes of Jimmy Page, Johnny Marr, Graham Coxon and Pete Doherty, with whom he has collaborated live.

Meanwhile, Coxon once told Uncut: "I'm not as good as him, but I'm a huge fan of Bert Jansch."

Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk.

Uncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

The 40th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A glut of very exciting 2015 music this week, but before you get to that, maybe check out the Milton Nascimento track below which, as KidVinil Vinil pointed out in the comments section beneath...