Huw Lloyd Langton’s Wife Issues Open Letter Over Tribute Show
The wife of the late Huw Lloyd Langton has issued an open letter via Hawkwind over a tribute show planned by some former members of the band.
The guitarist, who continued his association with Hawkwind long after having left the band himself, died in December, aged 61, after a cancer battle.
Marion Lloyd Langton titles her letter: “With regards to the proposed event in Herne Bay, organised by Alan Davey, Nik Turner and friends, purporting to be a ‘Huw Lloyd Langton Memorial Show’.”
She writes: “It saddens me to have to write this statement in what is still a difficult time for me and my family. I had hoped for a little private time to grieve. However, I feel I must speak out about the cynical use of my dear Huw’s name to draw fans to an event which has absolutely nothing to do with Huw or his family.
“I have not been consulted about this show, which has already been advertised using Huw’s name at the top of each of their posters. If I had been consulted, I would not have agreed for them to use Huw’s name after his death, when he objected to them using in when he was alive.
“As I announced through official Hawkwind channels in December, we will be holding a memorial celebration for Huw in the summer when we will erect a permanent memorial where fans can go and pay their respects. Details of this will be announced on the official Hawkwind website when the time is right.
“There is nothing else to say, other than a big thank you to all of the people who have sent me messages of condolence. They are a great comfort and I appreciate each and every one of them.”