Eight Finger Eddie
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Eight Finger Eddie (real name Yertward Mazmanian, born 1924, USA - died 18th October 2010, Anjuna, Goa, India).
- Photo Album The Flower Raj.
- Photo Gallery Personal site.
(Eddie's funeral in Mapuca / Goa; live recording by Krishna via Blog TV; credits to Oystein and the Goa Hippie Tribe on Facebook & Goa Hippy Tribe on Vimeo.)
Excellent BBC India report on the Goa scene & Eddie's Life & Death.
- Mary Finnigan wrote:
"I didn't know Eddie had died. His most memorable remark to me was at a Keith Dowman party in Kathmandu in 1994. "Hi Eddie"I said, "remember me from 1970?" "No" he replied "Still commuting between Nepal and Goa?" I asked, "Oh yes" he replied, "never been west of Kabul since 1963."
- Caroline Deakin wrote:
"The only memorable anecdotes I have of Eddy may be a bit obscure. When I first met him in 1969/70 he claimed to have no desires. At that time he spent the winters in Goa and summers in Kathmandu, so I asked him why he 'chose' to live in these two places. His answer seemed appropriate in the context of Aldous Huxley's famous book, Eddy told me that these two places were the greatest heaven and hell on earth. I don't think 'outsiders' would understand but Eddy took care of people and there were quite a few casualties on the beach at the time."
- Obituary - The Age (Australia) November 8, 2010.
- The World on Eddie Great audio interview with Eddie.
- The Gateless Gate on Eddie Interview with audio & video clips made in 2008. Very fine piece.
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