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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - STOP PRESS 2

Sent: 26 June 2008


ALL GOOD THINGS MUST END - JOHN HAWKEN LEAVES THE STRAWBS

I'm sorry to announce that John Hawken has decided that it is time to give
up the rigours of life on the road with the Strawbs. It's not news that
any Strawbs fan will welcome, but in view of his recent ill health, a
decision which I'm sure we can all understand and accept.

For the last few years we've had the pleasure of seeing the full power and
majesty of the Hero And Heroi/albtrack/ghosts line up back on stage in all its
glory. But now it's time to move on.

Strawbs will continue as the core four piece line-up, Cousins, Lambert,
Cronk and Coombes, and will review future electric shows over the next few
weeks.

John Hawken commented:
"I regard the last 4 years as an unexpected bonus, filled with wonderful
music and a lot of laughter.

This is not something I give up lightly, but each year I've found touring
more exhausting than the year before and my recent health problem finally
decided the issue. It's time to go.

I wish the remaining band members every success and happiness in their
musical ventures - I hope we meet up again somewhere down the road."

[ends]
DICK GREENER
London, UK
e-mail: dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
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