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Frank Turner records tribute to 9:30 Club’s Josh Burdette live on-stage

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    In September, Washington, DC lost one of its greatest musical figures when Josh Burdette, the longtime club manager at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 35. Since then, scores of musicians have paid tribute to Burdette, the most recent coming on Tuesday night.

    During his performance at 9:30, English folk-punk rocker Frank Turner played a new, as-yet-untitled song about Burdette, Not only that, but he recorded it live for inclusion on his forthcoming album. Below, watch fan-shot footage of the special, very emotional moment (via DCist).

    For more on Burdette and the club’s 30-plus year legacy in general, read Ryan Bray’s recent oral history.

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