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LINDISFARNE founder Alan Hull was forever remembered by family, friends, musicians, band members and fans as a permanent plaque was unveiled in his honour outside Newcastle City Hall Newcastle City Hall is a concert hall located in Newcastle upon Tyne, which has hosted many popular music acts through the years.

It is adjacent to the city baths. External links
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Hundreds gathered outside the venue which Hull, with Lindisfarne, played more than 130 times, for the ceremony.

Former manager Barry McKay, who instigated the honour for the late Lindisfarne frontman front¬∑man ¬†
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.

2. Music A leading singer with a group.
, made an emotional speech before the group's co-founder Ray Jackson Ray Jackson (born November 13, 1973) is a former American college and professional basketball player. He was part of the famed University of Michigan Wolverines Fab Five along with former NBA player Jimmy King and current NBA players Chris Webber, Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose that  was joined on stage by other musicians for a fitting musical tribute to the songwriter.

Hull's daughter Francesca Hull Denham told the Chronicle: "Speaking on behalf of the family I just want to say what a fantastic day this has been.

"The plaque looks amazing and we're all so proud of dad. He would have really enjoyed today, seeing so many old friends and the many fans who turned up.

"I especially want to thank Lindisfarne's former manager Barry McKay without whom none of this would have happened."

Newcastle Lord Mayor Jackie Slesenger unveiled the plaque, while Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, and Councillor Veronica Dunn also gave speeches, as did Mr McKay.

But the unveiling was all about Alan Hull - humanist, songwriter, poet, singer and musician, who died in 1995, leaving a legacy of songs behind him.


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PERFORMING Left to right, Ray Jackson, Ian Thompson For the Bahamian high jumper, see Ian Thompson (high jumper).

Ian Reginald Thompson (born 16 October 1949) in Birkenhead, Merseyside was an English athlete, who gained success in marathon running.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 20, 2012
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