Ljinon (Larry John) Manson

Born in Auckland on 18 April 1959
Passed away in Masterton on 4 March 2020
Aged 60 years
Devoted husband of Catie-Lou. Much loved brother and brother-in-law of Dennis and Gloria, the late Kevin, Jo Hart, Judi and the late Alex Farkash, the late Jeanne Cousins, Heather and Clive Moonie. Loved uncle of his nieces and nephews.
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Spent a lot of time with Ljinon when he was in Christchurch, great times we managed somehow to survive and come out the other end unlike many lost friends. I've always kept in touch with Ljinon and last time I saw him he was playing Queenstown and come stayed with me, about 9 years ago I think. It was great to catch up and have good times again which have now taken on more importance. You will be sadly missed by many my friend. I wish you a speedy journey to whatever lies ahead.
Alan Kerr posted a message for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Ljinon's service is streamed live and also avaliable to be watched online for 1 month.Go to www.oneroomstreaming.com  and search Larry John (Ljinon) Manson. the event ID is wairarapa and the password is UUNEBV
Robert Milne lit a candle for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Love to family and friends . Memories of our flat in Nikau Street Auckland and cruising out and about with in the late 70’s Xx
Susie Chapman posted a message for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
This is terrible news, Rip Ljinon , feeling sad.
Erin Cooney posted a message for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Gone to soon my dear brother. Now another star in the sky along with with Mum, Dad, Kevin, Jeanne, my husband Alex and all those other family and friends who passed before you. Forever in our hearts.
Judi Farkash lit a candle for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Dam, was in the Wairarapa around that time and was trying to contact you.
Now I know why I couldn't find you.
Thoughts and prayers to your family from an old friend
Darryl posted a message for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Very sorry to hear of you leaving us Ljinon. Always loved talking about music with you as you were so enthusiastic and positive about your expression through music. I met you when you performed as En can MA (never did find out what that meant) and I got your track 'Eat Shit' (still one of my favorite music moments from early 80s CHCH, the pounding drums and bass, your guitar shards and stream of consciousness vocal delivery) on my label, of course. I distinctly remember a gig at the Gladstone where you were attacking your guitar with venom, firing out splinters of sound, and you cut your finger in the process, splattering your white scratch plate in blood, but you didn't loose a step. After the song finished you looked up and said to the audience, "anyone got a band-aid??". No one did, so you just kept playing as is.
Rob Mayes lit a candle for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
Adios Ljinon. Thanks for being a good person, and thanks for always being optimistic and supportive of local music and other musicians. Thinking back, I'm still amazed by you coming all the way down to Dunedin to play at the benefit gig we did for the Christchurch earthquake victims. It's a great relief to hear you didn't suffer. Love, Mike
Mike Dooley lit a candle for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
RIP to one of the good guys xx
Lorraine Chisholm lit a candle for Ljinon (Larry John) Manson
NZ music has lost one of its pioneer's. Ljinon you were one of a kind and maybe that's what bought us together during those heady and hardcore punk rock days and long nights. Your creativity imagination and damned what inspiration brushed off on to me and you supported me to play music in those pioneering punk day's in 1979-80 in Auckland. Your influence lead me to playing in Brian's three piece band in London called The Grateful Living in 1986-88. Brian was the father to my daughter Yasmin. She wouldn't have been born if I hadn't met you Lijion, so I am eternally grateful for this. RIP and rock on!
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