of our regulars will be as sorry as us to hear that at around
6.00pm on Friday 23rd October 2009, we lost Dennis, a very
special and dear member of The Rollin Stoned family.
Dennis had been diagnosed with lung cancer some time ago and
put up an amazingly long and brave fight against his illness,
continuing his work with the band as long as he was physically
and safely able to. Throughout the course of his illness,
Dennis retained his unique sense of humour and patience with
us, never uttering a murmur of self-pity or complaint
a truly admirable performance.
For most of the bands life, Dennis had driven The Rollin
Stoned safely across many parts of Europe, including Norway,
Belgium, France and Germany as well as endless trips up and
down the all too familiar motorways of Great Britain!
The Rollin Stoned first met Dennis in the early days
of the bands life, when he and his close friend Terry,
lovingly promoted a special event in their home area of North
London. They treated the band to special food packages and
lovingly decorated the hall and the drive leading to it, with
as much Rolling Stones memorabilia as they could gather. It
was an impressive welcome for us, and guests alike and successful
night was had by all. While Terry's other commitments meant
her involvement with the band was brief, Dennis has stayed
with us ever since.
Our warmest wishes go out to Dennis family, friends
and his precious cats who, thankfully, have all now found
We will all miss Dennis, with his unfailing loyalty and unique
sense of humour greatly.
~ Charlie ~