Bob Cobbing 1900 - 2002
photo courtesy of Peter Finch

Bob Cobbing died in London at 3 a.m. on September 29th. 2002 after a short
time in Intensive Care. This page is simply to note his death; others, closer to
Bob, will no doubt put something better together.

For almost half a century Bob Cobbing was a central figure in what is ridiculously
still called, in his own country, "alternative" culture. Cinema, theatre, music,
performance, poetry (especially Sound Poetry, for which he was internationally famous);
all benefitted from his energies. His encouragement and example kick-started many
artists' careers, and his Writers' Forum publishing series was perhaps unique
in its open generosity to those beginning to write.

Bon Voyage!

Lollipop Bob Cobbing pages.
The Independent obituary, by Nicholas Johnson
The Guardian obituary, by Robert Sheppard
Funeral details
Some glimpses of the funeral (700MB)
Clive Fencott has some interesting photographs from the mid-1970s here.

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