Liverpool DJs pay tribute to ‘legend’ Dave Booth

Liverpool DJs have paid tribute to "legend" Dave Booth after his death on Saturday.

The popular DJ, who played in Liverpool's Gardlands nightclub, was a massive part of Manchester's music scene.

He was known for his eclectic DJ sets which filled dance floors at Space Ibiza, Hacienda and Stone Roses gigs, showcasing the best of new music.

Liverpool DJ Anton Powers shared an old photo of himself and Dave, saying: "Saddened to hear about the passing of Dave Booth. A brilliant DJ & selector.

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"Fond memories of watching & playing with him in Garlands over the years. He left his stamp on the Liverpool & Manchester music scene that’s for sure. Thoughts with his family. RIP Boothy x"

Radio City presenter Lee Butler said: "RIP DJ Dave Booth. So sad to hear the awful news of the passing of legend Dave Booth, an absolutely amazing DJ and lovely man.

"Thoughts are with all his family, his Garlands family, close friends and DJ pals He will be on the decks up there showing how its done x"

Fellow Liverpool DJ Lee Bullock replied to say: "Gutted man. RIP DAVE LEGEND."

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Music producer BUDD tweeted: "Sad news at the death of Liverpool legend Dave Booth. I did many gigs at Garlands in my early days and had some fantastic nights playing alongside him all the other guys. Lots of fond memories from those days playing up there every month."

Tributes also poured in from clubbers who had enjoyed some of Dave's sets down the years, with Phil Morley tweeting: "Sad news about Dave Booth. He made me throw many an illegal shape in my misspent youth in Garlands. Great memories."

Dean Slavin said: "Rest in peace Dave Booth. An absolute legend at Garlands and responsible for some of the best nights of my youth."

Fellow DJ Dave Haslam said: "Upsetting news. DJ Dave Booth has died. A legend for decades in Manchester – from Pips, through to the Playpen, Isadora's and beyond – and a star at Garlands in Liverpool.

"Did the Stone Roses gigs with him, including Spike Island. His music and presence gave pleasure to us all. RIP."

Hundreds of friends, family, fellow musicians and fans have all paid tribute to Mr Booth and the powerful influence he had on the music scene in both Liverpool and Manchester.

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