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Bleeding Nora! Batty and Grimey divorce after 42 years

Grimethorpe part company with bass player after 42 years.

 

The recent signings of bass players at Grimethorpe has meant the end of a very long and distinguished career at the band for the long serving bass player Roy Batty.

After 42 (yes 42) years with the band, Roy was informed by telephone by Band Manager Terry Webster that his position within the band had now been taken. Although understandably disappointed, Roy Batty said that he wished the band no ills at all as he had spent the best part of 42 years of superb banding with Grimethorpe and had enjoyed more ups than downs in his long career. Although he was disappointed to be informed by telephone and felt the situation could have been dealt with in a better manner, he stated that he had defiantly not retired and hoped to continue playing and continue teaching.



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