Willy Willy, the guitarist of The Scabs, died. A week ago he was still together with The Scabs of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the MIA’s. He suffered for some time from a chronic disease.
Willy Willy was perhaps not the greatest rock guitarist of our country but it is one of the most well-known. The Belgian Keith Richards was one of his nicknames, because his face equally doorgroefd and cool as the guitarist of The Rolling Stones.
In the early eighties, he played with Marcel Vanthilt at Arbeid Adelt!, where he backingvocaliste Dani Klein got to know. Together with her he was a member of the famous band Vaya Con Dios, several hits and also international meant something.
In the meantime, however, he was also a member of The Scabs become, and especially as a guitarist of that band from Diest, he is now known.
In the mid-nineties, he was out of the band and replaced by Tjenne Berghmans, but the folds were ironed out and on the most recent reunion concerts played Willy Willy (real name Willy Lambregt) as usual in addition to lead singer Guy Swinnen.