Blue Murder: Tony Franklin Seeks Help for Nik Green’s Widow – Chance to Win Autographed The Firm Promo + CD + John Sykes, Carmine Appice
Blue Murder/The Firm bassist Tony Franklin has created a GoFundMe page in order to assist Blue Murder keyboardist Nik Green’s widow with funeral expenses and medical bills. As an incentive, Tony will sign and send an 8×10 promo picture of The Firm to a randomly drawn name from all who donate. The winner will also receive a copy of Nik’s album, signed by John Sykes, Carmine Appice and the bassist himself. Donate at this location.
Tony’s official statement has been posted below.
Tony Franklin: “Nik Green – Blue Murder’s genius keyboard player – our “secret weapon” and dear friend, passed away in 2016. We were completely devastated and still miss him terribly. I’ve known Nik since 1984 when we played and recorded together with Roy Harper and Jimmy Page on Roy’s album “Whatever Happened To Jugula?” Nik was involved with Blue Murder from the very beginning – playing keyboards and engineering the original demos with Cozy Powell and Ray Gillen. He played on the album and did every Blue Murder show until the mid 90’s. After a brave fight, Nik lost his battle to cancer in March 2016. His widow, Penny still has massive medical bills and Nik’s funeral expenses to pay for. She is a long time friend, and has fought to keep Nik’s memory alive, finally completing his solo album that he diligently worked on until the very end. As an incentive, I will sign and send one of the few Firm 8×10 promo pictures I have, to a randomly drawn name from all who donate. The winner will also receive a copy of Nik’s album, signed by John Sykes, Carmine Appice and myself! Whatever you’re able to donate, helps – AND qualifies you to be a winner! It’s a win win situation! Thank you!”