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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.

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, made an emotional speech before the group's co-founder Ray Jackson 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, Dave Hull-Denholm and Daisy Hull-Denholm, 10
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 20, 2012
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