TRAGEDY OF LOVE & MONEY BASSIST
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Article Date: July 26, 2006 | Publication: Daily Record | Author: Beverley Lyons
80s star dies aged 49
THE bass player with 80s stars Love And Money, Bobby Paterson, has died suddenly at the age of 49.
The Scot, who helped run a string of clubs in recent years, passed away in Glasgow's Stobhill hospital in the early hours of Sunday after a short illness.
Bobby was a familiar face around the nightclubs and music circles of Scotland. He was referred to by close friends as "The Lord Provost" because he was so well known in Glasgow.
Actors Ewan McGregor, Gerard Butler and Emily Mortimer and musicians Lloyd Cole and Bobby Bluebell were close pals.
He was a founder member of Love And Money, alongside singer James Grant. The band had their biggest hit in 1986 with Candybar Express.
Bobby Bluebell, who was at his friend's side when he died, said: "He was the most beautiful person I'd ever met in my whole life."
Club boss Colin Barr is hosting a party to celebrate Bobby's life at the Bastille bar on Saturday following his funeral.
He said: "He was a wonderful man who made the most of everything. His death has been a shock to us all. He will be missed by everyone."
Bobby played with Backline, Seven and Set The Tone before his big break with Love And Money in 1985. During his time with the band, he produced songs for Primal Scream, including their hit Velocity Girl.
When Love And Money split in 1994, Bobby became involved with nightclubs, working with owners Colin Barr and Ron McCulloch for the Big Beat group.
As area manager, he looked after nightspots including The Tunnel, Expo, Universe and Volcano.
Bobby joined TV psychic Derek Ogilvie to open Mojo bar in Glasgow in 1995. He later opened boutique hotel Groucho St Judes with Paul Wingate in 1997.
In the last year of his life, Bobby sold St Judes and returned to his first love - music. He was working on a new band The Poems with Bobby Bluebell when he died.
Bobby is survived by his mother Margaret Paterson and sister Gillian Hamilton.