I'm very shocked and saddened by the death (in NYC of all places) of Nikki Sudden, half of one of my favourite duos of all time, The Jacobites. On my recent covers LP "Stars After Stars After Stars" I covered not one, but two songs originally recorded by them. And the cover art featured a handwritten and autographed Jacobites set list from a re-union show I went to in London back in 1994 (I rode a bicycle from Battersea to Islington in the rain to see them). I was actually in email contact with Nikki (and Jacobites partner Dave Kusworth) around the time of the record's release and was so happy that they liked my versions of their songs. My sincerest condolences to all of Nikki's friends and family. Nikki's brother Epic Soundtracks, another brilliant songwriter, passed away a few years ago as well.
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