Book of Celebration

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. 



Nathan Veenstra from Apeldoorn, The Netherlands wrote on 19 December 2016 at 3:01 pm:
I don't consider myself a fan, but I've always loved Colin's music since he gained mass attention with "Wonderful Life". I've always hated the seemingly happy version Dutch singer Matilde Santing made, she apparently didn't get the irony the song carries. My favourite song is "Sweetest Smile" though. I think it displays pretty much everything Colin stood for as an artist: beautiful melodies, melancholic sounds and great musical arrangements.

When I heard about Colin's passing, I couldn't believe it. The melancholy in his 1980s tracks is even deeper now with the tragic story of his passing.

All that I can say now is: thank you Colin. Thank you for bringing the joy of your music to our lives.You were seriously underrated.