Man Keyboard Player Passes Away
Clive John, keyboard player with Welsh band Man, died on August 24.
Regarded as a crucial part of Man’s style and sound, John had fought a lengthy battle against emphysema.
Paying tribute, Deke Leonard said of John (who was also known as Clint Space): “He was vital, the face of Man. He wasn’t the greatest keyboard player but he sounded like he did on the record, which was crucial – his offerings were pungent, and when he left that was diluted. I remember we played our Number 3 hit ‘Erotica’ in France at a rich man’s party. None of us wanted to do the (female) moans and groans (on the record), it would have seemed too masturbatory. So Clint saved the day by climbing on his organ and fucking it – switching it on and off to get the sound required. I’ll always remember that”.