Today we continue with Jerry Donahue’s note from the insert, where we have just left Sandy Denny distraught at having to follow Minnie Ripperton the following evening. Jerry Donahue now seeks to console her:
“She was so humbled and concerned. I reminded her that, although Minnie was special – one of those rare gifts to us listeners, who are fortunate enough to be in the audience on nights like this, that she too is an extraordinary talent and equally loved by her fans.
“Though she felt better, she never believed that she was anything particularly special, which was a just a [sic] part of her great charm. I feel so fortunate to have had the wonderful opportunity to share a stage with Sandy Denny through the best part of the 1970’s [sic] – it stands out as one of the greatest moments of my career and I’m also blessed to have enjoyed her warm friendship all the while. To me and to so many others – fans, friends and fellow musicians alike, Sandy was simply the best!” [Hear, Hear!!!]
Jerry Donahue – 2011
Next time, onto the other note in the CD insert.