Omar Puente performs his tribute to his friend Kirsty MacColl at the Miramar Theatre in Havana:
We also have a compendium of Kirsty MacColl Tributes and Obituaries from 2000, and some comments from some of her friends:
Phill Jupitus: Kirsty was a wonderful person and she never changed. She was one of those people in your life who is constant. She always welcomed new things into her life but she remained the same person underneath.
Holly Johnson: Kirsty was a very good friend and it was an honour to know her. She had a fantastic sense of humour and was always welcoming people into her home. I will always picture her laughing hysterically in her kitchen.
Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth: Kirsty was big in life and so she will continue to be thanks to what she left behind, including two fabulous sons. But she had only just hit her full stride. We’re going to miss everything: her brains, her beauty, her jolly full-throttle laughter, her songs, her special sense of humor and perspective. She was a very unusual goddess and will not be forgotten. We LOVE you forever, Kirsty! Happy Valentine’s Day in Heaven! Say a prayer for all of us who grieve for you still while you party hearty!
Jane Ashley: The first time I met Kirsty, I knew instantly that I wanted to be her friend. It was so much fun working together on my album (Jane Aire & the Belvederes), I miss her and think of her often. Not long for this world, but what a wonderful contribution she made.
Last word to Neil and Dave!
I feel they’re strongly about. what happened to Kirsty Maccoll. I absolutely love her music. I Marked her passing but it really upsets me to think about the way she died.
hi what day every year do people meet at bench soho square?and what time does it start?
It is always the Sunday closest to October 10th (Kirsty’s birthday) so sometimes before and sometimes after. People gather in Soho Square around 11:30am and the day officially kicks off at noon before heading to a local hostelry about 12:30. Hope this helps.
On International Women’s Day, I’ve written about Kirsty, the first female role model in my life, and her songs. https://cricketcoach151.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/the-one-and-only/
Kirsty was a btiful Woman, Days has special meaning – thank you Kirsty – Brenda NZ
“There’s no need for living in the past
Now I’ve found good loving gonna make it last
I tell the others don’t bother me
‘Cos when they look at you they don’t see what I see
No I don’t listen to their wasted lines
Got my eyes wide open and I see the signs
But they don’t know about us
And they’ve never heard of love”
These lyrics still sends chills even through I have heard them over a hundred times as if it the first time I heard them. x
Heard Kirsty’s version of ” A New England” on my way to work this morning and as ever, it put a huge smile on my face. I still count the lyric ” when at last it didn’t ring, I knew it wasn’t you” among my top ten song lines of all time.
Like every year around this time, my emotions are mixed. It is a lovely time of year and I love to hear Kirsty’s voice coming out of the radio and countless shop PA’s. But it serves as a sad reminder of her passing. A long time fan of Kirsty, I have never been able to adequately get down in words the real grief and heartbreak I feel for her loss. This year though, I have attempted in properly with a long blog remembering Kirsty and my journey with her in my life. I hope you will enjoy. Merry Xmas to all my fellow Kirsty fans and to Jean and the boys, thank you for sharing Kirsty with us all, we love her still and will never forget her, never.
ssing the gorgeous and immensely talented Kirsty even more as the years roll by. Watching her perform ‘Terry’ with Ade Edmondson on YT brought a smile to my face. I just love the wall of sound on that record!
Kirsty was and is a fantastic performer and her music lives on for ever. Kirsty thank you for the music.
I loved Kirsty from the first time I saw her performing on Top Of Pops With There’s A Guy Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis I loved sharp wit and eye for Melody her distinctive voice was for me the best British Female Rock singer of all time I was deverstated when she was so cruelly taken from us and miss her everyday
Kirsty we miss you so much. I fell in love with you the first time I saw you and heard your btiful voice. Your music will live forever x