Musician Ronnie Palmer from the Note Benders said that what made Andy Hamilton stand out was the fact that he achieved international fame when he was in his seventies - when most people would normally be winding down their careers.
He said that even at that age, Andy still had a zest for music and his playing was good, he was inspirational.
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It remains windy with showers across the region but it will start to ease with some bright spells developing.
A man has died after the car he was driving, a silver BMW, was involved in a crash with a fire engine on a busy road in Leicestershire.
The incident happened on the A1133 at Laugherton on Friday evening.