Sean Tyla

Very sad to hear about the loss of my old friend Sean Tyla. Although I have not seen him for years now, I’d like to pay tribute to him and some great memories of our times together at Headley Grange when he offered his services as an additional member of Help Yourself. 

During those heady LSD-fuelled days, Sean’s hilarious madcap antics were always an absolute tonic. He was a fine songwriter and a terrific performer. In those days he would galvanise the rest of us when he came charging on stage, sometimes sliding onto one knee with enthusiastic shouts and whoops! 

Artistically, he was very supportive of me at a time when my own performing confidence was almost non-existent. I first met him in the office of Andrew Lauder at United Artists in Mortimer Street, London and I remember feeling an affinity immediately. He was someone I felt at ease with straight away. We talked for some time and I guess it was from that day our musical association began. 

Sean, I would not have missed it all for the world. 

He was an unforgettable man. My condolences to all who loved him.


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