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DOUG THOMPSON – JOHN LENNON CALLED HIM ‘SPEN’

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2020 by segarini

Although his legal name was Spencer David Nelson Davies (he dropped the ‘e’ from his last name early on), those of us who were fortunate enough to be his friend knew him as Spence.

When my friend died on Monday (October 19), the news hit me like the grill of a Mack truck going 200 (miles or kilometres, you choose).  Spence was 81 but I always thought he’d live into his 90’s.  His mother did.  He came from strong Welsh stock and that’s one of the initial things we had in common.

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