RIP: Claude Nobs – 1936-2013

Posted on: Friday, Jan 11, 2013

Farewell to Claude Nobs, the founder of the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival, who has died at the age of 76 following injuries sustained in a skiing accident. He will forever be known as ‘Funky Claude’ . . . . relating to a lyric in Deep Purple’s classic “Smoke On The Water”.

Here’s a couple of gems from over the years at Montreux:

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