Memorial/benefit for family of ‘superfan’ Marilyn Legge set for October 23

Marilyn Legge -from her Facebook profile

Marilyn Legge -from her Facebook profile

There’ll be one less enthusiastic supporter of live Rock music and local bands in audiences from Scarborough to Etobicoke from now on. Ardent fan of live music and witty, charming Facebook aficionado Marilyn Legge passed away at home in her sleep the morning of Saturday, October 19, her family has reported on her Facebook profile.

Al Reilly of Scarborough’s Catalyst band described her as “a huge supporter” of his group, while Glam Rock singer and songwriter Paris Black called her “a very great patron of Rock and Roll” and recalled rehearsing at her home. Karaoke host Carol MacDonald commented she was “shocked”.

Many other veteran musicians as well as music promoters such as David Yano and Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert also expressed their dismay at her passing and recalled her vibrant presence at shows and helping to spread the word about music events through her postings.

A friend of Marilyn’s, Chris McKinnon, announced earlier today that a memorial and benefit for Marilyn’s sons Cameron Legge and Kristofer Legge and grandchildren Kole, Siera and Brayden Legge will be held on Wed. October 23 at McGradie’s Pub, 2167 Victoria Park at Ellesmere Avenue in Scarborough. Starting at 4 p.m. the event is expected to include performances by the Jim Greenham Band with singer Kenny McNally and no doubt will also feature performances by most of the area’s Rock/Pop musicians.

If available, more details will be included on the show listings post for the day of the event.