Today’s Memorial Was Amazing

Today was a very special day here in Cincinnati, Ohio. We met this afternoon at the cenotaph for Patrick and Stephanie, in the Shepard family plot. In addition to Stephanie’s immediate family (brother Tate, niece Alison and her husband Evan, nephew Carl and his wife Brittany, Stephanie’s son Tim and his family Kelly, Zoe, Nicolas, and Jillian) were Kathy, a long-time friend of Tate and of Stephanie, Lee, Patrick’s high-school and college friend, and myself.

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That Very Special House Inhabited by Those Two Extraordinary People

That Very Special House

Sam Jones wrote from the UK about visiting Mallorca over the years, beginning 25 years ago, saying “Mallorca to me has always meant that very special house inhabited by those two extraordinary people” and “All of my friends who met him fell in love with him a little.”  Here’s the full letter.

Thank you so much for letting me know about Patrick.

I’ve had to spend a day digesting the news before contacting you. Continue reading “That Very Special House Inhabited by Those Two Extraordinary People”

Patrick and Stephanie Together

Web Site Created

I have just completed the initial setup of the Patrick-Meadows.com web site, which is dedicated to Patrick and Stephanie.

Over time the site’s content will grow with more pictures and stories, but for now, there are just a few items posted.

Alison has the necessary access rights to add content as well, and Alison has agreed to manage it over the long haul.

Stephanie Shepard (Obituary)

Obituary by Sue Steward
Published in The Guardian, Saturday April 9, 2005

Stephanie and Dog

In 1978, the singer and musician Stephanie Shepard, who has died of cancer aged 64, and her partner Patrick Meadows, a jazz musician and poet, bought an old farmhouse with three cottages at Deià, in the mountains of Majorca. The village was a focus for artists, home to Robert Graves and a refuge for exiles from London’s psychedelic rock scene, such as Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen and his group Gong, and Robert Wyatt.

It had been in 1975 that Shepard met Meadows and they began playing, she recalled, impromptu “duets, flute and piano and baroque sonatas, and choral pieces”. Continue reading “Stephanie Shepard (Obituary)”