Les Emmerson Obituary – Les Emmerson, the cherished and gifted artist who composed a tune that characterized an age and drove the Five Man Electrical Band to worldwide fame, kicked the bucket Friday in an Ottawa medical clinic.
The artist, cherishing spouse, father, and wild tune composing symbol was 77.
“He had hidden medical issue that made him furthermore helpless against COVID,” said spouse of 34 years, Monik Emmerson, who Les warmly called “his administrator, picture taker, his beginning and end.”
Monik Emmerson said her significant other was twofold inoculated and in every case incredibly careful. He had been in the medical clinic for other wellbeing challenges over the previous year.
Emmerson contracted COVID in November. He kicked the bucket in the ICU at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
Fifty years prior, Emmerson’s hit tune “Signs”, about the sign that said, “Long-haired freaky individuals need not matter’ turned into the main hit, selling 1.5 million duplicates.
Its theme about seeing signs wherever turned into a standard of rock and roll.
“I need individuals to realize that he implied something other than what’s expected to everyone,” said Kristina Emmerson-Barrett, Emmerson’s little girl and the greatest fanatic of a man who had armies of fans.
Furthermore Les was hers.
“He was a performer first and he cherished his music, he adored his art. He was a craftsman on the most fundamental level, however, he was far beyond that,” she said in a meeting at her folks’ Barrhaven home.
“My father was a logician, he was a giver, he was an extremist. He contacted the existence of such countless individuals throughout his life. As far as I might be concerned, he was those things, yet for the most part, he was my father.”
Kristina, 32, referred to her father as “her closest companion”. He was close by at her Oct. 31 wedding, which had been twice delayed because of COVID.
“Having my father have the option to walk me down the path was an outright satisfaction,” shared Kristina, retaliating tears.