We mark the passing of Derek Bailey born January 29 1930 - died December 25 2005


Obituary written by John Fordham of the Guardian.

On and off over the past decade, I would meet Derek Bailey in the same Chinese restaurant in Dalston, north London. As well as being a wonderful raconteur, the Yorkshire-born guitarist regularly blew holes in convenient wisdoms sitting smugly on some shelf in my head.

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