A quiet unassuming man, David Oliver lost his fight with cancer early on Sunday morning 3rd May 2020.
He was a good friend and original band member of the Crusaders and Liberty Takers.
As a talented guitarist he helped me to become a better player and for that I will be forever grateful.
He emigrated to Australia in 1980 and after several years he remarried and went to live in Singapore with his wife Zara and her family.
Two years ago he tracked me down through the Perth Blues Club, regulary keeping in touch and meeting up a couple of times, once in Perth last September and the last time in Singapore in November as we were passing through.
I am sad he has departed this earth but convinced that he has just moved on to that great gig in the sky, where all old musos go.
He will be missed by all who knew him and all those who had the privilege to play alongside him.
Allen S Pyrah.
New information added in Bands page...More details about Chance Vought and the Crusaders, The Crusaders, The Liberty Takers and Ellisons Hogline with Nelson Fletcher
Finally after all these years Pete Dickinson and Des O'Hara got the chance to play together at Des's 70th in a band that had two original Senators, Geoff Chew and Peter Holland, they were joined by Mike Beer on drums and Iain Cunningham on keys.
12 bands played including a band with Barry Corbett, Richard Harding, Dave De Coursey and Steve Gibson and a band featuring three original Kingpins, Mick Emsley, Keith Pullan, Des O'Hara who were joined by Iain Cunningham on keys and Rhys Phillips on drums.
Below is a copy of the performing rights contract for when Jimmy Hendrix came to the Troutbeck Ilkley, the contract is signed by his manager Chas Chandler who was the Animals bass player