Patient records album for Hospice
Mick Clithero, guitarist and singer, has recorded and dedicated a special album to St Catherine’s Hospice as a thank you for the support given to him and his wife through both their illnesses. All proceeds from the album ‘All The World’s A Song’ by Mick and the Ramblin’ Riversiders will go to the Hospice and it’s available to buy in our shops from Monday 30th July.
Mick has enjoyed playing and singing in local bands since the 1950’s but in late 2008 he was diagnosed with throat cancer after a routine dental check up. However, whilst undergoing treatment for the cancer his wife, Cath, was then diagnosed with a brain tumour in early 2009. She died later that year and soon after Mick was told his cancer had reappeared and, it was terminal.
Mick says that without the care and support from St Catherine’s Hospice he would not have survived this far.
It was after meeting up with his old friend Harold Dearden of the Ramblin Riversiders that he decided to record an album of twelve songs as a way of showing his appreciation for the care provided to him and his wife, Cath. Sadly, the cancer then began to spread to his tongue putting an end to his singing days and the album.
This was a huge blow for Mick but undeterred he came up with the idea of the Ramblin Riversiders individually adding their parts to an album he had just finished recording for his families and friends. This was a tall order for both the musicians and the producer, Pete Knight. However, after several months of hard work recording and mixing, the album was finished and, ‘All the World’s a Song’ is now available to buy in the Hospice shops for all music lovers to enjoy
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