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c0kebloke
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 6:25:10 PM
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Phil Emmanuel has suffered a sudden asthma attack and died overnight in Parks New South Wales.
Phil, 65, was reportedly staying with his brother Darcy at the time and had several shows, including a performance at the Cootamundra Hotel, booked this weekend.


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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:37:59 AM
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This is really tragic news.
Phil was booked to play in Canberra on june10.
I never got to see him play.
A big regret.
RIP.

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:46:37 PM
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:25:55 PM

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Saw him and Tommy many years ago in Toowoomba when I still lived up that way. There were about twenty people at the venue (The Powerhouse), and they kept asking us all for requests (most of which they played). Fabulous as a pairing. A sad loss at his relatively young age.

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:39:02 PM

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RIP Phil. I saw him many times with his brother and also with his band Kakadu all many years ago he was a fantastic guitar player.

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:04:55 PM
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Wonderful player.A sad loss.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:41:51 PM
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andrewfuller620000 wrote:
Saw him and Tommy many years ago in Toowoomba when I still lived up that way. There were about twenty people at the venue (The Powerhouse), and they kept asking us all for requests (most of which they played). Fabulous as a pairing. A sad loss at his relatively young age.


I also saw Tommy in Toowoomba. Not at the Powerhouse. I can't even remember where he performed (it 30/35 years ago ???) but my wife and I had front row seats slightly to the side and in front of this massive 10ft high speaker. It was a bit of an assault on the eardrums but it was an excellent show.

I saw Phil several years later in a small pub in a small country town not far from Toowoomba. I remember being amazed at how few people there were at that show. Once again, what an excellent show.

I stayed up till midnlight last night enjoying their music.
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:19:05 AM
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From what I read he must have been very popular in Parks as he had decided to stay an extra day at his brothers place in Parks because his gig was sold out & some didn’t get to see him so he wanted to play another show so those that missed him were not disappointed.
Asthma can come on quick & the results as in this case can be deadly.
A mate of mine died the same way.
The local hospital were unable to control it so put him in an ambulance to Wagga base hospital but unfortunately he died en route.


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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:09:45 PM
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Such sad news with the loss of such a wonderful guitarist and Australian larrikin. I was most proud to have first promoted the Emmanuel brothers Tommy and Phil into their first regular gigs in Queensland in the late 70's as young lads with unknown and irrepressible talent at that time. I promoted them into a monthly gig at the Railway Hotel in Ipswich and remeber Phil playing happy birthday to me ala Hendrix played with his teeth and full fuzz feedback through the amps. Bloody awesome then and always. RIP Phil and thanks for the great music and memories.
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