We’re aware that some people could not make it to the memorial service in Liverpool. We set up this online book of celebration to give anyone a chance to share their memories of Colin and his music, along with any messages for the family.
We have now closed the Book of Celebration to new entries, but all previous entries remain below to view.
To his family my best wishes. RIP Collins and thank you for all. Suas canções me recordam excelentes momentos... Yes, a wonderful life
First of all I have to admit that I am one of these people who – while getting caught up in life – forgot about you and your beautiful music for a while. Now, almost 30 years after I listened to your music for the first time, I understood what I didn’t understand when I was a teenager – that you were an exceptionally talented songwriter, poet and singer! Your music is heartwarmingly wonderful and your voice is just beautiful. I am so grateful that it wasn’t because of your terrible tragedy that I rediscovered you, but about one year earlier, which gave me and my husband the opportunity to experience what turned out to be one of your last concerts and also to meet and talk to you and find out what a lovely person you were. This very special memory can’t be taken away from us and it will stay forever, just like your wonderful music will always be a part of our lives. Thank you so much for the gift you’ve given to the world! xxx
To Colin’s family and management: We’d like to thank you for all the information and updates you provided us fans with after Colin’s horrible accident and for understanding that while we might not really have known him as a person we are still grieving. We appreciate very much what you did for us while you had to deal with the most difficult situation. Thanks ever so much!
Miriam & Pat xxx
Please join the Colin Vearncombe Tribute group on FB to join in the Love and take it further... Thank you...
It is so hard listening to your music without tears, but I still thank you what you left for us.
Rest in peace my greatest musician, Colin.
By the way, I 'm the cellist and now practice "Wonderful Life". Hope you don't mind.
at the end of the route/
couldn’t even be a sparrow/
inbetween Stroud’s palms/
behind the bars/
who locked me inside myself/
inside the paralyzed heart
in my sanctuary (made)/
of the abyss of and purity my mind/
behind closed doors/
evident is just/
shadows of the dust
not yesterday’s nor days’/
lifetime’s dormant it was/
wrapped on my collar/
fastened on my neck
sleep in peace dear friend
you're and will be missed sooo much
Thanks for you shared yourself with us...
it is hard to say farewell
goodbye beautiful friend, goodbye...
with his unique voice and his sophisticated, artistic music.
Υears passed, the 1980s shelved and left behind many artists who gave a different life to the music of the time, but also beyond.
Following him all these years until the last moment, I would like to say a big thank you for the work and the artistic path never committed a discount and to express a major complaint to me for not seeing him live on stage and live this magical journey that began thirty five years ago.
Thank you for the music. It will accompany me forever!
A couple of decades abroad meant I lost touch of what he had done but I came back over the last few years as I found him on the internet.
A real shame that he is now gone but at least we are left with songs that will never get old and I will never tire of playing.
My thoughts and condolences are with his immediate family.
'Rest in peace but rise in glory, for he will ever remembered thus.'