Phil Easton RIP
By now, most of you will have heard the tragic news that Phil Easton died of a brain haemorrhage at his home on Monday. Tributes have been paid all week across Merseyside and wonderful stories of the great man have been shared.
Although unfortunately I had been unable to interview Phil for my book, there were many stories of the man in there, along with some great photos. He also featured my book in a fabulous interview with Gillian Reynolds on Magic 1548 in which he talked about his memories of the early days of 194.
Although I saw him at a couple of City events and hosting concerts, I met him only once. I'd asked for his autograph when standing outside the Stanley Street studios (if you've read the book, you'll know!) and he'd popped out to renew his parking ticket. Not only did he provide the autograph, but he was very obliging and took the time to chat to us. As everyone has said - what a nice guy!
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.