One of the great pleasures of the whole Pompey Pop/AAA (etc) project has been getting to know a lot of ‘new’ people from the Pompey scene that I did not know previously. They included Ron Monger of the very elegant Hi Fis (above) who appeared at a number of recent events despite being in poor health. I’m sorry to report via Barry Barron (live Five below etc) that Ron died a couple of months ago. Once again, he may be gone but he’s not forgotten. Our sympathy goes to his wife who always accompanied him on these recent events.
(Ron is far left, guitar, above)
There was a nice story on here a few years back about Ron and Maria Bailey, daughter of the other guitarist in the Hi Fis who met up at the launch of Pompey Pop Pix. Here’s the pic again: