A Biography of Stan Rogers

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Stan's 12-String Guitar

Went to a one-man show at Arrowwood, near Melbourne Ontario, featuring Paul Mills who along with one of Grit Laskin's 6-String guitars, also had Stan's Grit Laskin 12-String guitar (from 1978). Without question and far and away, that guitar has the most magnificent Pearl and Shell inlay that I have seen anywhere! Utterly brilliant workmanship which seems fitting for this similarly utterly brilliant Writer and Performer. Saw him a couple of times associated with the annual Home County Folk Festival, in London, which is now the annual Home County Music & Art Festival (mid-July), in it's 46th year!

Chuck Reid more than 4 years ago

Stan Rogers' death

Steve... It is true that Stan was assisting others to deplane when he succumbed to smoke inhalation. That detail was confirmed both by the inquest and I have it directly from Stan's widow, Ariel.
And yes, those actions were very much in character. He was a large and tall man with an equally large heart, and one can easily see him concerned for other "slighter" humans on the burning plane.

Grit Laskin more than 11 years ago

Stan Rogers death

I thought I had read or heard it said that when the plane crashed Stan helped other passengers escape first, which cost him his life. Such heroism and self-sacrifice would certainly be in character for the man who wrote The Flowers of Bermuda, but is there any factual basis for this anecdote?

Steve Guth more than 11 years ago