|Not the right forum but I don;t care: this one get's more views than any of the others.
Saddened to say that John died this morning.
I don't know the details, but he was a good soul and good friend over many years, even though we never found the time to meet in person.
He was here from the beginning of QueenZone, contributing to the knowledge we know today and the source of so many gems, not least amongst them the Reaction acetates, the 1984 recordings, the Ibex live recordng and many many others.
His warmth and humour will be missed by many around the world who knew him.
God Bless you John.
|This is so sad indeed. We never met in person but we spoke countless times online (the last one being mere days ago) and we had loads of marvellous chats (and a couple of heated arguments as well). He was so clever, so generous, such a nice bloke.
Our last conversation was about something we both loved endlessly: football. I had no idea it would be our last. I'm shocked and saddened by those news, but I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to those who were far closer to him.
Say it's not true...
|Very sad news indeed.
I, amongst so many others, benefited hugely from his generosity and knowledge and on the (very) few occasions I communicated with him found him to be a genuinely nice bloke.
|It is truly sad to hear this. The guy had invaluable and vast knowledge, I often went back to his "Ultimate" posts to learn more about the sessions and Queen's history. He represented a culture and manners which is hardly ever seen here on this forum. He will be missed.
Rest in peace John
|Wow. That's really sad. RIP John.|
|Sounds like a very valuable, spirited kind Queen enthusiast. Sorry to hear about that. I DO recall a John S Stuart from times past on the forum when it may have self moderated better.
Prayers to his family and friends, So much can change in a day.
|What?? John has passed. Oh god, what a sad day today for us Queenzoners. He left us so much gems and he will be remembered forever here. R.I.P. mr. Stuart.|
|Sad news, all his contributions thru the years were priceless. RIP|
|Oh no, really sad news ... a true legend here at QZ. He was so generous sharing with us his knowledge and many other treasures.
|Damn, I can't believe it. Easily the most cultured person we used to have around here, and possibly the greatest Queen collector ever and the source of so many jewels we got to listen to over the years. I really appreciated my conversations with him back in the day.
He will be sorely missed. RIP John.
|this is a very sad loss. I am very sad for his departure
my condolences to loved ones.
God bless you
|RIP John. We all owe him a lot.|
|on my way up
|Very sad to read this news. RIP John|
|RIP. Very sad.
He was a very important person here on queenzone and a true Queen expert.
|Sad news... God bless him RIP.|
|My condolences to those who knew him best and his family of course. Terrible news.|
|Rest in peace.|
|Very sad to read this - when he was regularly actively posting here I always looked forward to his measured, respectful, knowledgable exchanges. RIP John (and I hope your ‘Hangman’ acetate goes to a good home!)|
|RIP John, even though I’ve been here a short time, his posts have provided so much valuable information. He will be surely missed.
|R.I.P. John. Sad day indeed.|
|Although I have never spoken to John personally, I have read his contribution on this forum with great interest. His knowledge is immense. Rest in peace John. My sincere condolences for his family.
|RIP JSS. Hope you are in heaven sharing a beer with Freddie.|
|Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira
|Rest in peace, John. We will always remember you as the knowledgeable and generous fellow Queenzoner that contributed loads to the best days of this forum.
My sincerest condolences to family and friends.
Lots of love,
|RIP John.Your knowledge and generosity will be greatly missed.Let us hope that you are up there with Freddie sharing your lifes' adventures.
Sincere condolences to everyone who knew you
|I was reading a few of his old posts of his Queen knowledge etc just last night from years ago, a kind soul gone too soon rest in peace sir.|
|Sorry to hear this. Hope it was peaceful.
I only had a few interactions, but they always seemed to be underscored with a respect for both the music and his fellow fans.
|R.I.P. John Stuart. My only interaction with John came in the mid 1990's. Completely out of the blue, as we had never had any contact before, nor did I know who he was at the time, he had acquired my address as a fellow Queen collector and sent me a 90 min tape filled with various Queen rarities. Most I had, but there were a couple I didn't and some were in better quality than I already owned.
It was just his way of showing that he was a serious collector and in search of more. This tape was just a taste of what he had, he wrote. I don't think I had anything that he didn't at the time and wrote him back to thank him for the tape. For whatever reason, we didn't keep in touch, but I still recall that welcome gesture. I still have the tape. Good journey, John.
|Queen Fan MS
|RIP John. Lots of respect. You will be missed.|
|Sad indeed, gone too soon it would seem, a massive part of the Queen collecting community|
|So sad. RIP John. He was a very generous person.
Once he wanted to pass an old Bruce Lee movie DVD to me but he actually mistook me for another QZ member who was the actual person that he intended to give to. I redirected him of course to the correct person.
|A wonderfully generous human being; is - and will continue to be - missed.|
|There are reasons why I have been coming here for almost twenty years. I remember JSS very well and I am sad to hear of his passing.|
|RIP and thank you for everything|
|Very sad news indeed.
Always fascinated by his posts, his extensive knowledge and love for Queen. Brought so much to this forum and will be sorely missed.
R.I.P Mr. John. S. Stuart, hope you are partying with Freddie.
|Rest In Peace MR JSS|
|I too also enjoyed reading John's posts.Never met him in real life, although I do think I would have enjoyed his company. Condolences to his family and friends.|
|Sooo, does this mean that a bunch of QUEEN stuff is lost to the dumpster? And I am not just asking about personal stuff he had of product but actual recordings, film, and information? Why would someone if not from QUEEN Productions then from the fan community not have gotten whatever from him before something like this happened? Does anyone know what he had that would be lost now?|
|...and how and why does anyone here know of well being or lack there of?|
AlexRocks wrote: Sooo, does this mean that a bunch of QUEEN stuff is lost to the dumpster? And I am not just asking about personal stuff he had of product but actual recordings, film, and information? Why would someone if not from QUEEN Productions then from the fan community not have gotten whatever from him before something like this happened? Does anyone know what he had that would be lost now?Really? ... and the body is still warm ...
Oh I ain't greedy
and give you what you never had
Don't you know I must 've learned a thing or two
He'll play them hits electrifyin'
God bless the Guv'nor
Let's see some respect now!
|I only knew John through QZ and his Record Collector magazine articles ... Yet I got goosebumps hearing of his passing.
John was more than what he gave to the Queen community ... He was a true gentleman.
|The Ghost of Lester Burnham
AlexRocks wrote: Sooo, does this mean that a bunch of QUEEN stuff is lost to the dumpster? And I am not just asking about personal stuff he had of product but actual recordings, film, and information? Why would someone if not from QUEEN Productions then from the fan community not have gotten whatever from him before something like this happened? Does anyone know what he had that would be lost now?Classy as always.
|A rare soul. There is a parallel universe where his knowledge opened up the full archive for all to enjoy already, but that time will come.|
Such a loss of knowledge and a man who had such a genuine love for the band and their music.
I truly hope that the executors of his estate can find away to ensure that this knowledge and collection are saved for posterity and not lost.
AlexRocks wrote: ...and how and why does anyone here know of well being or lack there of?You do not come across as a well being.
And there you have it.
|The Real Wizard
|Brian's Wig mentioned many of John's contributions to the Queen fan community and related academia, and for those of us who weren't around here 15 years ago, one cannot properly convey the excitement felt when John posted his copies of the BBC sessions, where we were graced with Nevermore and White Queen from session 4 for the first time. This was monumental, and he asked for nothing in return.
His articles in Record Collector magazine in the 1990s were revolutionary, where he more or less rewrote the history of early Queen. He single-handedly sparked the interest in thousands to further investigate the history of this great band.
But that's all secondary to his character. John was a kind, thoughtful, well-spoken, generous man who always put friendship before music. A gentleman and a scholar - but always a gentleman first.
RIP John. Queen fandom is a better place for having you in it, but your friendship is what those of us closest to you will miss the most.
The Real Wizard wrote: Queen fandom is a better place for having you in it, but your friendship is what those of us closest to you will miss the most.Exactly this. Still cannot believe it.