We’ve been informed of the death of Hugh Davidson, a Canadian composer who hung out in the 1960s with Leonard Cohen and was ever after a supportive friend to young talent. Hugh, who was 80, died after heart surgery.
He studied mosly in England and wrote a ballet for the Bristol Old Vic.
Back home, Hugh (r.) was music administrator of the NAC in Ottawa and head of music at the Canada Council. In 1978, he was made cultural councillor to the Canadian High Commission in London. Latterly, he was much involved with the Victoria Symphony. He leaves friends everywhere.