It is with deep regret that we announce that Stephen “Lambsie” Lambe has decided to retire from the Classic Rock Society Committee, effective June 30th. This is what he had to say about his reasons for stepping down:
“I have been a member of the Society since 2001 and involved at the heart of the societies affairs since 2008. As many of you know, being involved in an organisation like the CRS as a volunteer is hugely time consuming and even stressful sometimes – like having a second day job – and I’ve now decided that it’s time to reprioritise my life for a while. I’ve given all I can for now, and it’s time to stand aside and give others a go.
I’d like to thank my colleagues on the committee – Miles, Steve, Andy, David and Nicola – for their friendship and support over the last few years. These friendships will not end, I am sure of that. I still intend to contribute to Rock Society Magazine and to attend the occasional CRS gig. I know that the Society is in safe hands and will continue to thrive without me. Also thanks to my gorgeous wife Gill for putting up with all those long drives to Rotherham of a weekend, and the entire CRS membership for their many gestures of support over the years.
Meanwhile, I am not going anywhere – I still plan to be active in the music world and the Summers End Festival – which was never a CRS event anyway – will continue with myself and Huw at the helm for many more years, I am sure. It is not affected in any way.”
The five remaining members of the CRS Committee would like to thank Lambsie for his invaluable contribution to the CRS over the last seven years, and of course as our chairman for the last two years. He will be sorely missed!
Lambsie’s last CRS gig will be Abel Ganz and The Room at the Wesley Centre, Maltby on June 13th. We’d love to see as many people as possible there to give him a great send off!
Miles, Steve, Andy, David and Nicola