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Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 23, 2009 18:27

A few days late, but better late than never.
seven years ago Chuch died on 18th July, 2002.

Though he's not depicted among Wood's portraits, the exhibit also contains a memorial to Wood's longtime guitar tech, Royden "Chuch" Magee, who died July 18th during a band rehearsal. Considered "the world's most famous roadie," according to crewmate Johnny Starbuck, Magee, the Stones' first crew member, had been asked several times to donate his large work trunk to the museum. Sunday, the worn, battered case full of drawers containing everything from guitar strings to Mick's throat lozenges, went on display, along with photos and personal effects. Magee, who worked with Wood since his Faces days and also served as Charlie Watts' drum tech, collapsed from a heart attack. The case he fell on is also displayed, with a marker inscribed, "Chuch's last resting place." On it sits one of the many band rehearsal set lists hung as part of the exhibit. Under a half-finished list is written, "Chuch Magee, 1947-2002. Dead End."

Starbuck, who worked with Magee since 1975 and is now his replacement, said the case, emblazoned with a large lick logo, is only on loan to the hall. Though he admitted, "I raided it," he noted the crew has carried it with them since Magee's death, and added, "We're keeping it. It belongs to the Rolling Stones. I want it to stay in the family."

The exhibit closes November 15th.

LYNN MARGOLIS (October 14, 2002)


Re: Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: July 23, 2009 22:24

Thanks for that open-g ........ Very touching to read


Re: Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: July 23, 2009 22:54

Thanks open-g

Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: georgeV ()
Date: July 23, 2009 23:31

I remember at the Wiltern theater, you could see they had a picture of Chuch behind the amps where Ronnie plays.

Chuch was always nice to fans at the B Stage.

Re: Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: magee mineko ()
Date: July 24, 2009 07:23

Thank you very much open-g !
I love and respect Chuch Magee.
Chuch is my benefactor.
I draw a Cartoon of Chuch.


Re: Remembering Royden "Chuch" Magee
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 26, 2009 15:44

Great pics and cartoons, Magee Mineko. thank you. I'm pondering what it means that Chuch is your benefactor.
would you like to elaborate?

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