In Memory of Geoff Nugent

1943 - 2014

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I am just about coming to terms with the tragic death of Geoff Nugent.
Geoff and I had a long lasting friendship going back to 1959, when I first met him playing with Bob Evans and the Five Shillings.
Some time later they became The Undertakers, one of the best bands to come out of the Mersey Sound.
When Geoff married Vera and moved to Kirkby, Vera became very friendly with my mother and as the years went on we would always be invited to weddings and 21st Birthday parties in the Club in Melling.
Geoff had a personality that was always friendly, and would help you out if he could. He was also one of the first to volunteer for any charity fundraiser.
As you know, I run the Merseyrats each Thursday at the Lathom Hall. Geoff kept everything together on the night, doing the comparing and making sure the bands came on and off the stage on time.
All the musicians, the audience and none more so than my self, are sadly going to miss such a wonderful musician and singer. but most of all a wonderful human being.
There will only ever be one Geoff Nugent.
Sleep Tight And God Bless.
R.I.P. Jamo
As a token of respect, I have spoken to Paula, his daughter, and suggested that fellow musicians who attend the service form a Guard Of Honour with their instruments. She was delighted with this offer and she would be very proud indeed.
Information on the date of the funeral will be given out as soon as we now any funeral details every one will be informed.


A Light has gone out in the Life of Merseyrats, indeed in the Life of Merseybeat itself, with the sad news of the passing of Geoff Nugent. Anyone who knows about the 60s, knows the name Geoff Nugent. He was an icon of rock 'n' roll in Liverpool with his band The Undertakers, who have sadly lost three founder members over the last couple of years. He will be especially missed at Merseyrats, where as Compere he kept the whole night going bringing bands on and off and making sure everybody got their fair share, even with 7 bands, as we sometimes had. He will surely be missed even more by his family and his partner and soulmate Mave. Our sincere condolences go out to them, and we can only hope that time and the help of friends can somehow bring them peace of mind and help them to carry on. We were just getting over the death of one friend, young Barry, whose funeral Geoff was present at, and another one is taken. I'm not bothering with a report this week, I just hope we can get through next Thursday without our friend. May he rest in peace.