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Old 08-07-2014, 06:43 PM   #283
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Stuart Adamson (11 April 1958 – 16 December 2001), born William Stuart Adamson, was an English-born Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, described by broadcaster and DJ John Peel as “Britain’s answer to Jimi Hendrix”.. He founded the Scottish art-punk band Skids and later the more mainstream rock group Big Country, as well as the 1990s alternative country rock act The Raphaels..Although Adamson was born in Manchester, both his parents were Scottish, and the family returned to Scotland when he was 4.. The family settled in a small mining town, Crossgates, about a mile to the east of Dunfermline in Fife..Adamson's father was in the fishing industry and travelled the world. He encouraged his son Stuart to read literature, and both parents shared an interest in folk music.. As such they were strong influences on Adamson's art..Adamson founded the Skids in 1977, when he was 18. Adamson and Simpson first recruited drummer Thomas Kellichan. They played as a trio around Dunfermline and Edinburgh until running into "the only other punk in town" on a street corner, 16-year-old Richard Jobson.. Jobson was recruited as a frontman;Adamson and Jobson both wrote songs for the band...

Adamson was married twice.. He also had 2 children, born to his first wife Sandra in 1982 and 1985.. His son Calum Adamson is the guitarist of British band Ahab.. In 1996, Adamson split with Sandra and moved to Nashville.. There he married his second wife, Melanie Shelly, and founded his final band, the alternative country band The Raphaels, a duo of Adamson and Nashville songwriter Marcus Hummon..On November 26, 2001, Adamson was reported missing by his wife Melanie.. At the time, the couple had been estranged for 6 weeks, and Melanie filed for divorce on the day he disappeared. Adamson had been due to face drunk-driving charges in March 2002, and had been ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous. He was an alcoholic and had resumed drinking, after having been sober for over a decade. On 16 December 2001, his body was found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii..The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japan near the city on December 7, 1941..In the Hawaiian, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter"; alternatively, it means "calm port"..According to police, Adamson had apparently hung himself with an electrical cord from a pole in the wardrobe.. An empty wine bottle was found in the room.. At the time of death he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.279%...

U2's The Edge delivered the eulogy at Adamson's funeral which was held at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.. He told the mourners that Big Country wrote the songs that he wished U2 could write..In 2006, Adamson's music achieved an unexpected success when U2 and Green Day covered "The Saints are Coming" by Skids as a charity single.. The Edge paid tribute to the guitarist by exactly replicating his original solo for the single.. The single led to a revival of interest in
Adamson's earlier material...

And again the Lord said to Raphael: "Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire"..Since 2002 an overnight ferry service has linked Rosyth with Zeebrugge in Belgium..Rosyth's dockyards became the very first in the Royal Navy to be privatised when a company named Babcock International acquired the site in 1987.. The privatisation followed almost 80 years of contribution to the defence of the United Kingdom which spanned 2 World Wars and the Cold War with the Soviet Union, during which Rosyth became a key nuclear submarine maintenance establishment.. When the final submarine refit finished in 2003, a project to undertake early nuclear decommissioning of the submarine refit and allied facilities - Project RD83 - began pre-planning.. The project was funded by MoD, in accordance with the contractual agreement in place following the sale of the dockyard, but management and sub-contracting is the responsibility of the dockyard owner, Babcock Engineering Services, a member of the Babcock International Group.. The main decommissioning sub-contractor is Edmund Nuttall, and work began in 2006. It is expected to complete in 2010, when most of the areas occupied by the submarine refit facilities will have been returned to brownfield status and be ready for redevelopment. The dockyard is the site for final assembly of the 2 Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy's which are the outcome of the Royal Navy's CVF (future carrier) project..'t use 7 words when 4 will do..but don't stare, be specific but not memorable, be funny but don't make him laugh.. He's got to like you then forget you the moment you've left his side...

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