WELCOME TO THE SURGERY!
This website offers various info of my definite favourite band Dr Feelgood. Many things out of my continously growing collection are published here and I wish to have the time and possibilities to show it all. Thanks to the wonderful support of band members past and present, friends and other people from the "Feelgood Camp" these pages quickly became a huge archive of special info and rare material. Also you will find (mainly) live photos and reviews provided by other fans, who share my passion :o)
It would be great if you would go on to send in more live- and album reviews, articles, interviews, stories, more photos - simply anything in relation to Dr Feelgood. Many hanks to the 'helping hands' in the past and future! Let's try together to make the Dr Feelgood website the best band info pages on the whole world wide web!
website is dedicated
Gabi - your fan and friend.
.. When, as internet novice, I started doing this website at the end of 1996, I've had no idea how it will come out and if people would be interested in it. After Lee Brilleaux's death my sadness was beyond description and the feeling grew I had to do something, some kind of 'Thanks' which would keep his memory alive. So I've created a Dr Feelgood web site with the goal to collect and offer as much information about all the Feelgoods as possible. If you come to the pages I wrote on my own you soon will recognize a lot of it is written straight from my heart. When getting the main texts together I often typed while tears ran down my face (mainly when it came to write about Lee's passing) because of the return of touching and even painful memories. Trying to force myself not being too emotional a few things became deleted, but in the end the website came out as a part of myself. Well, the Feelgoods are the main part of my life, how to hide my deep connection to them and their music?
Most infopages on the internet are giving "cold" facts about various themes, fair enough, but to do it the same way for the Feelgoods totally goes against my feelings. They deserve to receive the same engagement which they offer: 100%. Pure, direct, powerful and honest. Like their music is. I'm proud my website straight was choosen to be the 'official' one. This honour together with the big appreciation of the fans are the proof, the idea to put some Dr Feelgood pages onto the www was not the worst one I had ;o) I am very happy about this!
Since the first day after uploading the website to the internet I receive countless e-mails of fans all over the world, even from places where Dr Feelgood never have been on tour!
I can't find words to describe how much this means to me - all the support you offer with telling me, how much you enjoy the website and what you do miss here. Believe me or not, I received more than two thousand emails until 1998 and until today the email archive daily grows bigger and bigger. Some of the mails are read by the Feelgoods too. Maybe one day some of the mails will be published here, simply because their content deserves to be shared with all "Feelgoodies"!
There's only one thing which makes me sad: No matter how hard I want and try to reply to all your e-mails, it is impossible to get this managed. A lot of my time I spend with doing the Feelgoods' and other bands websites (see Gabi's Music Club opening page) and many other things which come with that, it's a great thing to do - but unfortunately a day gots 24 hours only... Anyway, I hope you don't mind writing even if you don't receive a reply. You can be absolutely sure, I read every single e-mail and keep them in an archive. I truly enjoy and need to hear from you to be able to go on doing these pages - so please continue to write.
Many Thanks for your understanding, feedback and the support!
After the Dr Feelgood sightseeing tour, the day before
the 5th Lee memorial.Oysterfleet Hotel, Canvey Island, UK
- June 12, 1998 -
(Photo by Shane Johns, Australia)
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