Claude Nobs, aka. "Funky Claude" in the song Smoke On The Water dies in ski accident

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    He wont be "Pulling kids out the ground" any more :tears2: :tears:

    Claude Nobs (1936 -2013)

    Claude Nobs, who founded the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, has died after a skiing accident. The 76-year-old suffered a fall while practicing cross-country skiing during the Christmas holidays. Claude, who we all know as 'Funky Claude' in the song 'Smoke On The Water', will be sadly missed by millions of people around the world -and by his dear friends from the Deep Purple family.


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    I was just listening to him sing My Old School
     
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    He was better than Sonny....
     
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    ...to live so long, to die so stupidly.
     
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    Pretty equal in skiing ability...
     
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    How the fuck do you die cross country skiing :wtf:
     
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    First Zappa and now Funky Claude. The Smoke on the Water curse continues
     
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    live in japan for a negro
     
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    In 1971, Deep Purple decided to produce and record their album Machine Head in Montreux. The group was also scheduled to record at the Montreux Casino, shortly after Frank Zappa performed. During Zappa's concert, the venue caught fire and reduced the Casino to ashes. Nobs saved several young people who had hidden in the casino, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames. This act earned him a mention (as Funky Claude in the line "Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids out the ground") in the song "Smoke on the Water", which is about the incident

    Nice high pants, Claude

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    Gotta give the dude credit for not sitting on his elderly, 76 year old ass.... Dude was probably knee-deep in that Swiss Poon up until his last days
     
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    '71 was NOT the best of times for hair & garment fashion ... Mix in a little Jazz music, and you've got a pretty good sized uber-goober. He did have a cool last name though




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    Snow on the ski hill.....
     
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    Don't forget about Jon Lord .. God rest his soul
     
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    Made In Japan ...still one of the best R&R albums ever made
     
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    Have a 76 year old heart powering the muscles you're using to ski ...