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|Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:27 pm Post subject: Steve ' Gibbo' Gibbs, TANTRA
|Steve Gibbs, the original guitarist of Tantra, was born in Farley Hill, Luton, in 1964. His Dad Bertie, worked at Vauxhall until 1967, when they moved to Bedford. I knew Steve in middle school, we were sort of in rival groups, not exactly gangs. When punk hit, Steve was very friendly with Olga Harbidge, and Donna, two of the earliest Bedford Punks.
Steve is remembered as a founder of LOP, Legion of Parasites, and was in Tantra during the first few gigs, Luton Library, Pink Elephant, Clarendon, ..Following this, he was a studio engineer, and IT whizz kid.
Steve had a few personal issues, and went peacefully.
He died in May 2007, in Cheltenham, aged 43.
His Sister Angie ran a slide show at his funeral. Many faces from Bedford, Luton, Hemel, Stevenage featured on the film.
Dennis, and Rat from the Bedford Skins were there, as were Jane his first Love..
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