Fortunately for the planet, but not really for Martin Lamble or Jeannie Franklyn, Joe Boyd had already got the finished tapes for the third LP “Unhalfbricking” before the accident happened. Again there is a touch of irony here. “Unhalfbricking” was released about a week after the crash, the drummer thereon accordingly being dead at the time. The penultimate tune on the record is a brilliant rendition of a Dylan composition, “Percy’s Song”. I have never heard any other version of this tune, though presumably Dylan himself must have done one; is it on the Basement Tapes, perhaps? Anyway, the song deals with a car crash in which 4 people were killed, and while only two died in the band’s case, it is still a bit of a macarbre coincidence.
The final point to note is that Jeannie (who was a cousin of Phil Ochs) was for some strange and unknown reason commemorated by Jack Bruce with his first solo LP after the demise of Cream, ” Songs for a Tailor”, released in 1969.
Please note there is a previous post on this topic, a couple of posts back, which now incorporates this one.