Pimm Jal de la Parra 1966-2002

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our friend Pimm Jal de la Parra, author of “U2 Live A Concert Documentary“, “David Bowie – The Concert Tapes”, and founder-editor of U2 magazine “Collectormania”.

Pimm Jal was known and respected in U2 and Bowie fan communities world wide. He loved people. People loved him. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his family and friends.

I know it aches
how your heart it breaks
and you can only take so much
walk on

600 thoughts on “Pimm Jal de la Parra 1966-2002

  1. How old was he? By his style of writing I’d have said he was still reasonably young. Thirty-ish

  2. How old was he? By his style of writing I’d have said he was still reasonably young. Thirty-ish

  3. If anyone needs something to bring it home, Pimm’s research is pretty much *the* reason you can look up what U2 played at any concert in their history. I never met the man, but from what I’ve heard of him I wish I had…

  4. If anyone needs something to bring it home, Pimm’s research is pretty much *the* reason you can look up what U2 played at any concert in their history. I never met the man, but from what I’ve heard of him I wish I had…

  5. Aww thats so sad. The man worked tirelessly gathering information on U2 and their concerts. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Pimm Jal de la Parra

  6. Aww thats so sad. The man worked tirelessly gathering information on U2 and their concerts. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Pimm Jal de la Parra

  7. Very sad news. I met the guy last year at a few Elevation concerts! He was an interesting fellow. I wanted to get in touch with him after concerts, but never found the email adderess again. I was really looking forward for another release of the great book as the lenegdary “U2 Live – a concert documentary” was. I know many fans who were expecting an updated version.
    “Life’s a bitch and then you die” (Bono).
    We’ll miss him and his talent. Rest in Peace.

  8. Very sad news. I met the guy last year at a few Elevation concerts! He was an interesting fellow. I wanted to get in touch with him after concerts, but never found the email adderess again. I was really looking forward for another release of the great book as the lenegdary “U2 Live – a concert documentary” was. I know many fans who were expecting an updated version.
    “Life’s a bitch and then you die” (Bono).
    We’ll miss him and his talent. Rest in Peace.

  9. I am thoroughly shocked and saddened. Pimm’s book was one of the few worthy of the band. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  10. I am thoroughly shocked and saddened. Pimm’s book was one of the few worthy of the band. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  11. What a sad moment. Pimm was a great writer and all U2 fans will remember him for giving us a legacy in writing. 🙁

  12. What a sad moment. Pimm was a great writer and all U2 fans will remember him for giving us a legacy in writing. 🙁

  13. Sad news
    ….

    I’m shocked
    I knew him thru bowie talked to him often. He was always nice.

    He will be missed

    Bettina

  14. Sad news
    ….

    I’m shocked
    I knew him thru bowie talked to him often. He was always nice.

    He will be missed

    Bettina

  15. I’m kind of without words, but I’d like to add that besides his wonderful book and the hard work he put into it, he was a lovely person. He’d talk enthousiastically and very passionatly about a lot of issues. He’s friendly and warm. Don’t know if he believed in angels, but if he did, he sleeps with them tonight. Ik zal je missen.

  16. I’m kind of without words, but I’d like to add that besides his wonderful book and the hard work he put into it, he was a lovely person. He’d talk enthousiastically and very passionatly about a lot of issues. He’s friendly and warm. Don’t know if he believed in angels, but if he did, he sleeps with them tonight. Ik zal je missen.

  17. I would like to thank Pimm and share my admiration for him. I grew reading all the U2 books I could get my hands on and his is wonderful. He got to live out a dream of mine….to follow the greatest band of all time and document the live experiences that make music worthwhile.

  18. I would like to thank Pimm and share my admiration for him. I grew reading all the U2 books I could get my hands on and his is wonderful. He got to live out a dream of mine….to follow the greatest band of all time and document the live experiences that make music worthwhile.

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  21. His book took me into
    the wonderful world of
    u2 live show and live bootlegs.Without that
    i would be only a “normal” u2 fan
    not an hard-die fan.
    Thanks PJ.
    We’ll me miss you very much.
    RIP

  22. His book took me into
    the wonderful world of
    u2 live show and live bootlegs.Without that
    i would be only a “normal” u2 fan
    not an hard-die fan.
    Thanks PJ.
    We’ll me miss you very much.
    RIP

  23. It is hard to believe Primm is gone. I never met him, but felt the care he had through the work he helped bring out. I spent the better part of the early 90s buried in his book looking up information confirming trades.

    “I want you to know
    That you don’t need me anymore
    I want you to know
    You don’t need anyone, anything at all” – Kite

  24. It is hard to believe Primm is gone. I never met him, but felt the care he had through the work he helped bring out. I spent the better part of the early 90s buried in his book looking up information confirming trades.

    “I want you to know
    That you don’t need me anymore
    I want you to know
    You don’t need anyone, anything at all” – Kite

  25. Oh God, I don’t know what to say. I remember finding issue #4 of Collectormania at a Tower Records one day and falling in love with it. I wrote a letter to Pimm and he wrote back, which I did not expect at all! He was very sweet. He sent me pamphlets about the ‘zine to hand out at a U2 show, and even thanked me in the first edition of the Live Documentary. I was blown away by his work on that book, and I use that as a 1976-1994 show reference more than I ever use the Internet.

    I can’t believe he is gone, and at such a young age, too. =(

  26. Oh God, I don’t know what to say. I remember finding issue #4 of Collectormania at a Tower Records one day and falling in love with it. I wrote a letter to Pimm and he wrote back, which I did not expect at all! He was very sweet. He sent me pamphlets about the ‘zine to hand out at a U2 show, and even thanked me in the first edition of the Live Documentary. I was blown away by his work on that book, and I use that as a 1976-1994 show reference more than I ever use the Internet.

    I can’t believe he is gone, and at such a young age, too. =(

  27. Thanks, Pimm, for the greatest U2 book I’ve ever read. I can’t count anymore how many hours I spent with this book and the Collectormania magazines during the last 11 years. It will be nearly impossible to find someone who will continue his work – and the book – in his perfect style and way.
    The first letter I received from Pimm – in 1992 during the ZOO-TV-Tour – will be hang-up on my U2-wall for whole the time U2 will exist.
    You will stay in my minds, Pimm! Lift my days, light up my nights!
    Pascal

  28. Thanks, Pimm, for the greatest U2 book I’ve ever read. I can’t count anymore how many hours I spent with this book and the Collectormania magazines during the last 11 years. It will be nearly impossible to find someone who will continue his work – and the book – in his perfect style and way.
    The first letter I received from Pimm – in 1992 during the ZOO-TV-Tour – will be hang-up on my U2-wall for whole the time U2 will exist.
    You will stay in my minds, Pimm! Lift my days, light up my nights!
    Pascal

  29. Pimm’s book was one of the inspirations for the discography I tackled. I’ve realized just how difficult it can be to be that complete and that informed. I never had an opportunity to meet Pimm, or even converse with him, but he’s definitely left his mark among u2 fans. My condolences and thoughts are with his family, and any of those lucky enough to have called him a friend. Aaron

  30. Pimm’s book was one of the inspirations for the discography I tackled. I’ve realized just how difficult it can be to be that complete and that informed. I never had an opportunity to meet Pimm, or even converse with him, but he’s definitely left his mark among u2 fans. My condolences and thoughts are with his family, and any of those lucky enough to have called him a friend. Aaron

  31. I don’t know what to say really. I wasn’t expecting this one. I think, as U2 fans, we have a sort of bond with those who have come anywhere near close to the band and have been able to enlighten us even in the slightest bit about the lads. But we also have another, special bond; a brotherhood even, with those who have taken us consistently deeper. People like Bill Flanagan, and certainly Pimm. I could only dream, if/when my music takes off, of having such wonderful people come so close to me, and allow people to see a side of me that they wouldn’t normally see, in such a brilliant light. 99% of what we know of the boys we owe to this “brotherhood”.

    Thank you Pimm; I don’t know what it was, so it must have been art! 🙂

    ::: Ender :::…

  32. I don’t know what to say really. I wasn’t expecting this one. I think, as U2 fans, we have a sort of bond with those who have come anywhere near close to the band and have been able to enlighten us even in the slightest bit about the lads. But we also have another, special bond; a brotherhood even, with those who have taken us consistently deeper. People like Bill Flanagan, and certainly Pimm. I could only dream, if/when my music takes off, of having such wonderful people come so close to me, and allow people to see a side of me that they wouldn’t normally see, in such a brilliant light. 99% of what we know of the boys we owe to this “brotherhood”.

    Thank you Pimm; I don’t know what it was, so it must have been art! 🙂

    ::: Ender :::…

  33. Never met him but I have great respect for a man who devoted his life to making U2 fans happy.

  34. Never met him but I have great respect for a man who devoted his life to making U2 fans happy.

  35. so sad to hear of the death of the auhtor of the greatest u2 book around.his concert documentry helped many obessive fans,myself included, in their quest for every single bit of info from every gig.may he rest in peace.

  36. so sad to hear of the death of the auhtor of the greatest u2 book around.his concert documentry helped many obessive fans,myself included, in their quest for every single bit of info from every gig.may he rest in peace.

  37. The great efforts which Pimm undertook were selfless and not done to gain any recognition or popularity…it was a gift given back to the band, and more importantly, his family of fellow fans. His work was always thorough and well researched, and now more than ever, we will realize how much of a tremendous contribution a single fan has made in the lives of so many others. I had the fortune of meeting Pimm during a visit to Dublin (Zooropa ’93), and I can gladly say that his ambition and determination has certainly served to push me in some of my own music-related endeavors. Rest in Peace, gentle Brother…you will be missed by so many.

  38. The great efforts which Pimm undertook were selfless and not done to gain any recognition or popularity…it was a gift given back to the band, and more importantly, his family of fellow fans. His work was always thorough and well researched, and now more than ever, we will realize how much of a tremendous contribution a single fan has made in the lives of so many others. I had the fortune of meeting Pimm during a visit to Dublin (Zooropa ’93), and I can gladly say that his ambition and determination has certainly served to push me in some of my own music-related endeavors. Rest in Peace, gentle Brother…you will be missed by so many.

  39. The guy was amazing, both personally and professionally. He will be missed greatly. We’ll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky………. jason

  40. The guy was amazing, both personally and professionally. He will be missed greatly. We’ll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky………. jason

  41. I never got to meet him although I think I did exchange an e-mail or two with him way back in the stone ages…I’m very sad to hear this and he was so young! He certainly was the fan’s fan with the book and Collectormania. He truly was a U2 documentarian, not only just compiling a list of tour dates but all the research and descriptions for nearly each and every show and appearance. Just about all the major U2 site webmasters, and U2 fans in general, should be forever thankful for his efforts in print and in the earlier days of the ‘net…his work lives on… 🙂

  42. I never got to meet him although I think I did exchange an e-mail or two with him way back in the stone ages…I’m very sad to hear this and he was so young! He certainly was the fan’s fan with the book and Collectormania. He truly was a U2 documentarian, not only just compiling a list of tour dates but all the research and descriptions for nearly each and every show and appearance. Just about all the major U2 site webmasters, and U2 fans in general, should be forever thankful for his efforts in print and in the earlier days of the ‘net…his work lives on… 🙂

  43. what a shock.
    it cannot be described what this man did for all of us..
    before the elevation tour, before i had any chance to make contact with the band, this man was the one who showed it all to me. hours and hours, days, weeks, months, years… my nose stuck in the concert documentary book, memorizing each story, each night.
    it got us all thru, didnt it?

    he and his words will be sorely missed.

  44. what a shock.
    it cannot be described what this man did for all of us..
    before the elevation tour, before i had any chance to make contact with the band, this man was the one who showed it all to me. hours and hours, days, weeks, months, years… my nose stuck in the concert documentary book, memorizing each story, each night.
    it got us all thru, didnt it?

    he and his words will be sorely missed.

  45. What a profoundly sad thing to see tonight…Pimm Jal de la Parra has passed on!! His U2 concert documentry has been such an inspiration to me.Reading over and over the accounts of those long ago U2 shows. Rest in Peace and my prayers and condolences to the family and friends.

  46. What a profoundly sad thing to see tonight…Pimm Jal de la Parra has passed on!! His U2 concert documentry has been such an inspiration to me.Reading over and over the accounts of those long ago U2 shows. Rest in Peace and my prayers and condolences to the family and friends.

  47. I never met Pimm. I wish I had. All I know of Pimm is the picture of him left by his book: that of a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working man and fan. And this thread adds to that picture the fact that he touched a great many fans, whether he knew them or not. Thank you, Pimm, and God bless. Our prayers are with your family and friends: be well.

  48. I never met Pimm. I wish I had. All I know of Pimm is the picture of him left by his book: that of a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working man and fan. And this thread adds to that picture the fact that he touched a great many fans, whether he knew them or not. Thank you, Pimm, and God bless. Our prayers are with your family and friends: be well.

  49. I have read his U2 and David Bowie books. I thought he was the coolest to be not much older than me, and know so damn much about 2 of my favorite artists. In fact, the first time I went to Holland, I sent a postcard to him while in Amsterdam with the hostel I was staying at as a return address. I never got a reply or anything, and I possibly didn’t have the right address for him at the time. It would have been nice to have met the guy. I think it’s a damn shame that he is no longer among us. Cheers Pimm!

  50. I have read his U2 and David Bowie books. I thought he was the coolest to be not much older than me, and know so damn much about 2 of my favorite artists. In fact, the first time I went to Holland, I sent a postcard to him while in Amsterdam with the hostel I was staying at as a return address. I never got a reply or anything, and I possibly didn’t have the right address for him at the time. It would have been nice to have met the guy. I think it’s a damn shame that he is no longer among us. Cheers Pimm!

  51. I’m shocked and saddened. I knew Pimm from way back – we corresponded numerous times. Your family is in my thoughts with this sad and tragic news. God bless and rest in peace dear Pimm.

  52. I’m shocked and saddened. I knew Pimm from way back – we corresponded numerous times. Your family is in my thoughts with this sad and tragic news. God bless and rest in peace dear Pimm.

  53. I met Pim once on a fair where I also bought his book (a concert documentary).

    By far the coolest U2 book around…

    Pim, rest in peace…

  54. I met Pim once on a fair where I also bought his book (a concert documentary).

    By far the coolest U2 book around…

    Pim, rest in peace…

  55. Oh man! When I heard the news my heart started pounding really hard and my jaw dropped. What a shock!! Pimm, although I never met you personally, I admire all the great work you’ve done from the amazing Collectormania to the concert documentary etc… God bless Pimm’s family during this terrible time. Rest in peace my friend!!

  56. Oh man! When I heard the news my heart started pounding really hard and my jaw dropped. What a shock!! Pimm, although I never met you personally, I admire all the great work you’ve done from the amazing Collectormania to the concert documentary etc… God bless Pimm’s family during this terrible time. Rest in peace my friend!!

  57. Sleep
    Sleep tonight
    And may your dreams
    Be realized
    If the thunder cloud
    Passes rain
    So let it rain
    Rain down on him
    So let it be
    So let it be

  58. Sleep
    Sleep tonight
    And may your dreams
    Be realized
    If the thunder cloud
    Passes rain
    So let it rain
    Rain down on him
    So let it be
    So let it be

  59. I’m deeply touched by the departure of a man whose work made me come ven closer to U2’s work throughout the years. He will be remembered in our prayers and thoughts… Unfortunately, this ain’t no Beautiful Day… Miss U in Portugal

  60. I’m deeply touched by the departure of a man whose work made me come ven closer to U2’s work throughout the years. He will be remembered in our prayers and thoughts… Unfortunately, this ain’t no Beautiful Day… Miss U in Portugal

  61. I took collectormania issue 4 (1991) with me on the train this morning and read his pieces on meeting Bono and his review of the final Love Town show. These articles, and the entire collectormania, show exactly his kindness and his remarkable dedication.

  62. I took collectormania issue 4 (1991) with me on the train this morning and read his pieces on meeting Bono and his review of the final Love Town show. These articles, and the entire collectormania, show exactly his kindness and his remarkable dedication.

  63. I am deeply shocked and couldn’t believe the sad news. I knew P.J. for many years, doing the German business for Collectormania.

    A huge loss – I can’t find words …

  64. I am deeply shocked and couldn’t believe the sad news. I knew P.J. for many years, doing the German business for Collectormania.

    A huge loss – I can’t find words …

  65. You Slip Away You! Sadness and …
    Is it tru?! I will remember you Pimm. Can’t stand it! There is so much to talk about, miss your warm heart. Love Antoine L.

  66. You Slip Away You! Sadness and …
    Is it tru?! I will remember you Pimm. Can’t stand it! There is so much to talk about, miss your warm heart. Love Antoine L.

  67. pimm, your books allowed me to slip into my private world of bowie in a way i will remember for ever…thank you pimm, and goodbye

  68. pimm, your books allowed me to slip into my private world of bowie in a way i will remember for ever…thank you pimm, and goodbye

  69. The Concert Documentary book is an incredible piece of work. Many times I have though that as a child I may have been standing on some street corner and a few buldings away U2 could have been soundchecking for a gig and I would have not even known the band existed. It’s funny how time can provoke such thoughts. Thanks Pimm.

  70. The Concert Documentary book is an incredible piece of work. Many times I have though that as a child I may have been standing on some street corner and a few buldings away U2 could have been soundchecking for a gig and I would have not even known the band existed. It’s funny how time can provoke such thoughts. Thanks Pimm.

  71. “My death waits to allow my friends,
    a few good times before it ends.
    So let’s drink to that and the passing time.”
    My deepest condolances.
    Bart

  72. “My death waits to allow my friends,
    a few good times before it ends.
    So let’s drink to that and the passing time.”
    My deepest condolances.
    Bart

  73. Goodbye Pimm. I enjoyed your Bowie and U2 live books very much. Sometimes I pick them up, read a couple of show reports and feel the thrill again. Thanks for the emotions you are still able to remind me.

  74. Goodbye Pimm. I enjoyed your Bowie and U2 live books very much. Sometimes I pick them up, read a couple of show reports and feel the thrill again. Thanks for the emotions you are still able to remind me.

  75. didn’t know you Pimm, but i’ve taken that book everywhere with me… it’ll never read the same again. RESPECT.

  76. didn’t know you Pimm, but i’ve taken that book everywhere with me… it’ll never read the same again. RESPECT.

  77. Probably one of the biggest U2 fan ever. I didn’t know you personnaly, but your book is a bible for every U2 addict. So was Collectormania. Thanks Pimm

  78. Probably one of the biggest U2 fan ever. I didn’t know you personnaly, but your book is a bible for every U2 addict. So was Collectormania. Thanks Pimm

  79. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Pimm, you can really feel the guys warmth and humanity through his books, that so many of us treasure.
    A very sad loss – Respect and sympathy to all that new him.
    Chas

  80. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Pimm, you can really feel the guys warmth and humanity through his books, that so many of us treasure.
    A very sad loss – Respect and sympathy to all that new him.
    Chas

  81. I met pim at a bowie concert in germany where he was handing out leaflets.
    and busy as he was he still took the time to talk to other fans.
    he was an all around nice guy and will be missed.

  82. I met pim at a bowie concert in germany where he was handing out leaflets.
    and busy as he was he still took the time to talk to other fans.
    he was an all around nice guy and will be missed.

  83. ~In the stillness of the evening, when the sun has had its day… I heard your voice whispering… come away now~

    Shocked, touched, saddened… All these words come to mind, but none quite have a deep enough meaning. I have only known PJ to be an incredibly charismatic and gentle person. An excellent writer, and a great conversationalist. You’ll be missed PJ, no U2 concert, not Bowie concert will ever be quite the same again without you.

  84. ~In the stillness of the evening, when the sun has had its day… I heard your voice whispering… come away now~

    Shocked, touched, saddened… All these words come to mind, but none quite have a deep enough meaning. I have only known PJ to be an incredibly charismatic and gentle person. An excellent writer, and a great conversationalist. You’ll be missed PJ, no U2 concert, not Bowie concert will ever be quite the same again without you.

  85. Pimm had great plans with his U2 book and even with his Bowie book. Therefore he contacted me to work together on my website. This will no longer happen. Pimm, you’re a great guy and I’m really gonna miss the chit-chat about Bowie, U2 and good music. You can count on me that the Concert Tapes section on my site will be a worthy dedication to the nicest, coolest and greatest musiclover and man I know. Damn boy, why? Always in my mind!

  86. Pimm had great plans with his U2 book and even with his Bowie book. Therefore he contacted me to work together on my website. This will no longer happen. Pimm, you’re a great guy and I’m really gonna miss the chit-chat about Bowie, U2 and good music. You can count on me that the Concert Tapes section on my site will be a worthy dedication to the nicest, coolest and greatest musiclover and man I know. Damn boy, why? Always in my mind!

  87. He will be sadly missed. I met him a few times and he was always very nice. What a terrible waste to leave the world at such an age, and with such talents.
    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  88. He will be sadly missed. I met him a few times and he was always very nice. What a terrible waste to leave the world at such an age, and with such talents.
    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  89. For about as long as there has been a U2 fan community, there has been Pimm in it. And for as long as Pimm has been in it, he has made significant and lasting contributions to it. There are a few certain people that you think are just always going to be there. Pimm was one of those people and his presence will be very missed. It’s my hope and belief that he’s in a better place, and now his tired body can rest, surrounded in love, warmth and light. “I’ve conquered my past. The future is here at last. I stand at the entrance to a new world I can see. The ruins to the right of me will soon have lost sight of me. Love rescue me.” In The Name Of Love,

  90. For about as long as there has been a U2 fan community, there has been Pimm in it. And for as long as Pimm has been in it, he has made significant and lasting contributions to it. There are a few certain people that you think are just always going to be there. Pimm was one of those people and his presence will be very missed. It’s my hope and belief that he’s in a better place, and now his tired body can rest, surrounded in love, warmth and light. “I’ve conquered my past. The future is here at last. I stand at the entrance to a new world I can see. The ruins to the right of me will soon have lost sight of me. Love rescue me.” In The Name Of Love,

  91. Pimm’s devotion to documenting ‘the best band in the world’ will never be rivaled in the eyes of millions of U2 fans, like myself. We all owe him a great debt of thanks. He was one of the few proud devotees who did right by U2 as a rock group, and his committment to getting every detail and nuance of their concert scenes right still puts most professional magazine rock writers to shame. Pimm, your dedication to the fandom and spirit of U2 will be missed more than words can say, and I am deeply saddened by your passing. God speed and may you always rest in peace.

  92. Pimm’s devotion to documenting ‘the best band in the world’ will never be rivaled in the eyes of millions of U2 fans, like myself. We all owe him a great debt of thanks. He was one of the few proud devotees who did right by U2 as a rock group, and his committment to getting every detail and nuance of their concert scenes right still puts most professional magazine rock writers to shame. Pimm, your dedication to the fandom and spirit of U2 will be missed more than words can say, and I am deeply saddened by your passing. God speed and may you always rest in peace.

  93. sorry to hear of your passing from here – what’s it like up there? – thoughts of support with your family and friends – your book just made me feel like being part of something bigger – in the name of love … take care for now Pimm old pal – what you’ve lost i’ve got a feeling u don’t need anymore – but i’m not sure what it is that won’t let us sleep

  94. sorry to hear of your passing from here – what’s it like up there? – thoughts of support with your family and friends – your book just made me feel like being part of something bigger – in the name of love … take care for now Pimm old pal – what you’ve lost i’ve got a feeling u don’t need anymore – but i’m not sure what it is that won’t let us sleep

  95. We’re shocked when we heard from a close friend of Pimm that he’s no longer with us. I knew him for years, but not personal, but I knew he was a special person and we really admirred his work. The concert documentary is used almost dayly by us. A few months back we came personally in touch with Pimm and started to help him accomplishing an updated book of the U2 concert documentary. He was very grateful and it was a great pleasure to “work” for him. We will miss him a lot.
    We want to give all his family and friends strength and love in this difficult time and terrible loss of a great person…

  96. We’re shocked when we heard from a close friend of Pimm that he’s no longer with us. I knew him for years, but not personal, but I knew he was a special person and we really admirred his work. The concert documentary is used almost dayly by us. A few months back we came personally in touch with Pimm and started to help him accomplishing an updated book of the U2 concert documentary. He was very grateful and it was a great pleasure to “work” for him. We will miss him a lot.
    We want to give all his family and friends strength and love in this difficult time and terrible loss of a great person…

  97. We’re shocked when we heard from a close friend of Pimm that he’s no longer with us. I knew him for years, but not personal, but I knew he was a special person and we really admirred his work. The concert documentary is used almost dayly by us. A few months back we came personally in touch with Pimm and started to help him accomplishing an updated book of the U2 concert documentary. He was very grateful and it was a great pleasure to “work” for him. We will miss him a lot.
    We want to give all his family and friends strength and love in this difficult time and terrible loss of a great person…

  98. We’re shocked when we heard from a close friend of Pimm that he’s no longer with us. I knew him for years, but not personal, but I knew he was a special person and we really admirred his work. The concert documentary is used almost dayly by us. A few months back we came personally in touch with Pimm and started to help him accomplishing an updated book of the U2 concert documentary. He was very grateful and it was a great pleasure to “work” for him. We will miss him a lot.
    We want to give all his family and friends strength and love in this difficult time and terrible loss of a great person…

  99. We will miss you!
    Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his family and friends.
    Rest in peace

  100. We will miss you!
    Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his family and friends.
    Rest in peace

  101. It’s obvious that music and U2 were his passion, and that he unselfishly gave back as much as he received. It’s touching to read all these beautiful comments.

  102. It’s obvious that music and U2 were his passion, and that he unselfishly gave back as much as he received. It’s touching to read all these beautiful comments.

  103. What sad news!
    I met Pimm a few times and he was always very friendly, a really nice guy!
    What a shame he left us so early.

  104. What sad news!
    I met Pimm a few times and he was always very friendly, a really nice guy!
    What a shame he left us so early.

  105. definitely one of the best U2 books I have ever read. He helped me discovery the best band in the world. thank you for your hard and tireless work. you will be missed. RIP
    up the spiral staircase to the higher ground.

  106. definitely one of the best U2 books I have ever read. He helped me discovery the best band in the world. thank you for your hard and tireless work. you will be missed. RIP
    up the spiral staircase to the higher ground.

  107. Spoke to Pim on the phone not so long ago. Had no idea, it’s a shock. Thanx Pim for all the time spent researching it all.

  108. Spoke to Pim on the phone not so long ago. Had no idea, it’s a shock. Thanx Pim for all the time spent researching it all.

  109. I’m very sad to hear of the news. His book is something I often read and refer to. Great piece of work! My prayers to his family and friends…:(

  110. I’m very sad to hear of the news. His book is something I often read and refer to. Great piece of work! My prayers to his family and friends…:(

  111. Very sad news! My thoughts are with Pimm Jal’s loved ones. I met Pimm Jal for the first time in 1991 for an interview. Talked again at several U2 shows, Arnhem 3 at Elevation being the last time. Rest in Piece.
    -Willy

  112. Very sad news! My thoughts are with Pimm Jal’s loved ones. I met Pimm Jal for the first time in 1991 for an interview. Talked again at several U2 shows, Arnhem 3 at Elevation being the last time. Rest in Piece.
    -Willy

  113. I’m sorry to hear about this man’s passing. I’ve seen some of his pictures of U2 and they were some of the greatest pictures of the band I ever saw. He had such great insight of the band and knew how to capture it. My prayers are with his family and all associated with U2 – including the fans.

  114. I’m sorry to hear about this man’s passing. I’ve seen some of his pictures of U2 and they were some of the greatest pictures of the band I ever saw. He had such great insight of the band and knew how to capture it. My prayers are with his family and all associated with U2 – including the fans.

  115. How devastating to recieve this news from Jack today. Pimm, only this week I had planned to send you something we had talked about nearly 20 years ago
    and now I am so sorry that I didn’t share it with you sooner. To me, you will always be that incredible “Bowie Kid” who so welcomed help on your Concert Tapes book and who was so quick to share his collection with a committed fellow fan. I only find solace in remembering how much you
    enjoyed that Bowie tape I sent you from “The New Boston Garden” as you so uniquely referred to it. God Bless You Pimm, you are a light that should have shown for so many more years. Please, someone out there, tell me that he didn’t suffer.

  116. How devastating to recieve this news from Jack today. Pimm, only this week I had planned to send you something we had talked about nearly 20 years ago
    and now I am so sorry that I didn’t share it with you sooner. To me, you will always be that incredible “Bowie Kid” who so welcomed help on your Concert Tapes book and who was so quick to share his collection with a committed fellow fan. I only find solace in remembering how much you
    enjoyed that Bowie tape I sent you from “The New Boston Garden” as you so uniquely referred to it. God Bless You Pimm, you are a light that should have shown for so many more years. Please, someone out there, tell me that he didn’t suffer.

  117. This was very sad news….
    I’ve used that book (David Bowie ‘The Concert Tapes’) so much in my search for Bowie recordings. Now I’ll think of Pimm everytime I’ll open that book (and that’s still pretty often!).

  118. This was very sad news….
    I’ve used that book (David Bowie ‘The Concert Tapes’) so much in my search for Bowie recordings. Now I’ll think of Pimm everytime I’ll open that book (and that’s still pretty often!).

  119. This was very sad news….
    I’ve used that book (David Bowie ‘The Concert Tapes’) so much in my search for Bowie recordings. Now I’ll think of Pimm everytime I’ll open that book (and that’s still pretty often!).

  120. This was very sad news….
    I’ve used that book (David Bowie ‘The Concert Tapes’) so much in my search for Bowie recordings. Now I’ll think of Pimm everytime I’ll open that book (and that’s still pretty often!).

  121. I’m very shocked and sad to hear of Pimm’s passing away at such a young age. His Bowie concerts tape book has been indispensible to me since the day I bought it. My thoughts are with all his family and friends.God bless you.

  122. I’m very shocked and sad to hear of Pimm’s passing away at such a young age. His Bowie concerts tape book has been indispensible to me since the day I bought it. My thoughts are with all his family and friends.God bless you.

  123. I only ever read the U2 book, but it changed my life. From being an ordinary fan, this encyclopedia continually amazed me by the scale of the writer’s obvious love for the band, the history of the band, and brought me to a new level – not of devotion, but of understanding.

    Your legacy is strong. RIP.

  124. I only ever read the U2 book, but it changed my life. From being an ordinary fan, this encyclopedia continually amazed me by the scale of the writer’s obvious love for the band, the history of the band, and brought me to a new level – not of devotion, but of understanding.

    Your legacy is strong. RIP.

  125. I am very sad and shocked to hear that Pimm Jal died
    He was a very nice gentle and clever person and i met him several times He sometimes let me put my pics on his stand on fanclub record fares He has done a lot of great work by his books for us fans of Bowie and U2 and he will be remembered and missed.
    i send my sincere condeoleances and sympathy to his family and friends

    corine ,the netherlands

  126. I am very sad and shocked to hear that Pimm Jal died
    He was a very nice gentle and clever person and i met him several times He sometimes let me put my pics on his stand on fanclub record fares He has done a lot of great work by his books for us fans of Bowie and U2 and he will be remembered and missed.
    i send my sincere condeoleances and sympathy to his family and friends

    corine ,the netherlands

  127. I have been a U2 fan for 11 years. I only have one book of U2. Pimm Jals. Simply because I havent needed to have any other books.I think this speaks a lot of the book that Pimm Jal gave us, and also his gift to us let us relive the concerts that we went to or to experience the past before we were U2 fans. Pimm Jal gave us a wonderful account of U2’s past, and we wont forget him in the future.

  128. I have been a U2 fan for 11 years. I only have one book of U2. Pimm Jals. Simply because I havent needed to have any other books.I think this speaks a lot of the book that Pimm Jal gave us, and also his gift to us let us relive the concerts that we went to or to experience the past before we were U2 fans. Pimm Jal gave us a wonderful account of U2’s past, and we wont forget him in the future.

  129. PJ-your magazines, the ones we worked on together, are clogging up my spare room. Your many letters are somewhere in those room

  130. PJ-your magazines, the ones we worked on together, are clogging up my spare room. Your many letters are somewhere in those room

  131. Each night my group plays a gig, I open the U2 Live book and have a quiet moment to myself and my inspiration for being in a band, U2… It clears my mind and relaxes me, but more importantly, it shows that everybody starts from somewhere in the music biz, and U2 weren’t always the biggest band, but have always been the best… It has been a huge part of my peace of mind, and has helped my unbelievably through countless shows… I couldn’t have thanked the man enough, we in Glide and Affliction (my two bands) are terribly sorry to hear of his passing… I bet he would want someone to continue his work…

  132. Each night my group plays a gig, I open the U2 Live book and have a quiet moment to myself and my inspiration for being in a band, U2… It clears my mind and relaxes me, but more importantly, it shows that everybody starts from somewhere in the music biz, and U2 weren’t always the biggest band, but have always been the best… It has been a huge part of my peace of mind, and has helped my unbelievably through countless shows… I couldn’t have thanked the man enough, we in Glide and Affliction (my two bands) are terribly sorry to hear of his passing… I bet he would want someone to continue his work…

  133. I bought the first edition of U2: Concert Documentary in 1994 and found it to be the pen-ultimate source for U2 concerts and setlists and even refer to it to this day. I sent him a letter indicating how impressed I was with the compendium. He wrote a very kind letter to me back and I was touched by his response. After the brief Popmart edition I was always wondering if he would update that editoin. Too bad he is gone. He will be missed. RIP

  134. I bought the first edition of U2: Concert Documentary in 1994 and found it to be the pen-ultimate source for U2 concerts and setlists and even refer to it to this day. I sent him a letter indicating how impressed I was with the compendium. He wrote a very kind letter to me back and I was touched by his response. After the brief Popmart edition I was always wondering if he would update that editoin. Too bad he is gone. He will be missed. RIP

  135. PJ, I didn’t know you but your friends spoke warmly of you. It had crossed my mind that we might meet next week when I will be visiting them. I’m sad that it’s not going to happen now. Rest in peace.

  136. PJ, I didn’t know you but your friends spoke warmly of you. It had crossed my mind that we might meet next week when I will be visiting them. I’m sad that it’s not going to happen now. Rest in peace.

  137. Sad news. He gave me hours of joyful reading with his concert documentory of U2. Great man, great work! Thank you!

  138. Sad news. He gave me hours of joyful reading with his concert documentory of U2. Great man, great work! Thank you!

  139. Pimm will be so greatly missed by so many. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but his concert documentary was a labor of love, talent, and dedication. No U2 fan should be without it. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  140. Pimm will be so greatly missed by so many. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but his concert documentary was a labor of love, talent, and dedication. No U2 fan should be without it. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  141. Numb…thats the only word that springs up to my mind! PJ, gone…I cant believe it. I had the pleasure of knowing you for years and years.Whenever U2 was in the air, you were there. Telling jokes, being warm, friendly and witty. Indeed, U2 concerts will never be the same without you…as lives will never be the same without you. Dear old friend, fare thee well :*(

  142. Numb…thats the only word that springs up to my mind! PJ, gone…I cant believe it. I had the pleasure of knowing you for years and years.Whenever U2 was in the air, you were there. Telling jokes, being warm, friendly and witty. Indeed, U2 concerts will never be the same without you…as lives will never be the same without you. Dear old friend, fare thee well :*(

  143. I don’t know what to say..:( We have lost a shining star in our U2 community. Going to be greatly missed. Thank you so much for the book you leave behind.

  144. I don’t know what to say..:( We have lost a shining star in our U2 community. Going to be greatly missed. Thank you so much for the book you leave behind.

  145. The first U2 book I ever owned which played a big part in sparking my U2 passion. Thank you Pimm Jal for the many years of pleasure the book has given me – you will be greatly missed.

  146. The first U2 book I ever owned which played a big part in sparking my U2 passion. Thank you Pimm Jal for the many years of pleasure the book has given me – you will be greatly missed.

  147. I remember the first Collectormania I picked up was in 1985. In a era where mass media hadn’t hit,(Interent, etc) it was the only way next to Propaganda to hear about U2. His contribution to U2 fandom was huge. Being a U2 fan will not be the same.

  148. I remember the first Collectormania I picked up was in 1985. In a era where mass media hadn’t hit,(Interent, etc) it was the only way next to Propaganda to hear about U2. His contribution to U2 fandom was huge. Being a U2 fan will not be the same.

  149. Why ?
    Please ?

    He was just 36 ?
    Thanks for your beautiful stories Pimm, we won’t forget you.

    Or as we say in Dutch :

    Waarom al zo jong, waarom moest God hem al zo vlug meenemen ?

    “Some fires you can’t put out,
    Pimm was unforgettable fire ”

  150. Why ?
    Please ?

    He was just 36 ?
    Thanks for your beautiful stories Pimm, we won’t forget you.

    Or as we say in Dutch :

    Waarom al zo jong, waarom moest God hem al zo vlug meenemen ?

    “Some fires you can’t put out,
    Pimm was unforgettable fire “

  151. Hoi Pimm Jall, Vanochtend vroeg las ik het nieuws op bowiewonderworld. Ik kan nog steeds niet beseffen dat je er ineens niet meer bent. Hoe kan je nou met 36 jaar…? Ik heb geen idee of er nog iets is na dit leven maar ik hoop voor jou van wel. Tot ziens gozer.

  152. Hoi Pimm Jall, Vanochtend vroeg las ik het nieuws op bowiewonderworld. Ik kan nog steeds niet beseffen dat je er ineens niet meer bent. Hoe kan je nou met 36 jaar…? Ik heb geen idee of er nog iets is na dit leven maar ik hoop voor jou van wel. Tot ziens gozer.

  153. Sad news to hear Pimm has died. I’ve met him once at a rehearsel of U2 in Rotterdam. Love his book and magazines. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  154. Sad news to hear Pimm has died. I’ve met him once at a rehearsel of U2 in Rotterdam. Love his book and magazines. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  155. Your passion was so big, I hope it helped you to live a good life. Thanks for your work.

  156. Your passion was so big, I hope it helped you to live a good life. Thanks for your work.

  157. His dedication to capturing the spirit and the magic of a U2 concert was a gift to us all. “I know that this is not goodbye…”

  158. His dedication to capturing the spirit and the magic of a U2 concert was a gift to us all. “I know that this is not goodbye…”

  159. This is very sad news.You will be greatly missed by the U2 fan community.Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us.Rest in Peace.

  160. This is very sad news.You will be greatly missed by the U2 fan community.Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us.Rest in Peace.

  161. I loved Pimm’s Collectermania magazine. I was so excited when U2 Live A Concert Documentary was released. It’s an amazing book written lovingly by a true fan.

    “I know this is not goodbye”.

  162. I loved Pimm’s Collectermania magazine. I was so excited when U2 Live A Concert Documentary was released. It’s an amazing book written lovingly by a true fan.

    “I know this is not goodbye”.

  163. With deepest sympathies from the UK.
    Hey, you’ll have the best seat in the house for the next tour.

  164. With deepest sympathies from the UK.
    Hey, you’ll have the best seat in the house for the next tour.

  165. I have read this shocking news at the same time pimm’s book was lying open on my bed beside me. I have just read a bit like I do almost every evening. Pimm, we will keep in touch, your love will be with us forever, and ours will be with U 2.

  166. I have read this shocking news at the same time pimm’s book was lying open on my bed beside me. I have just read a bit like I do almost every evening. Pimm, we will keep in touch, your love will be with us forever, and ours will be with U 2.

  167. I’m a Bowie fan and just wanted to say how sad it is that we have lost Pimm so soon. His book on Bowie concerts changed my life and contributed much towards the passion I have for music to this day. It’s worth remembering that to write the books he did he must have felt this same passion and so what a great life he had. Thoughts to his family……

  168. I’m a Bowie fan and just wanted to say how sad it is that we have lost Pimm so soon. His book on Bowie concerts changed my life and contributed much towards the passion I have for music to this day. It’s worth remembering that to write the books he did he must have felt this same passion and so what a great life he had. Thoughts to his family……

  169. Met him on several occasions. Really nice guy, it quite shocked me. This man was a walking encyclopedy. Too young to die! What happened to him???

  170. Met him on several occasions. Really nice guy, it quite shocked me. This man was a walking encyclopedy. Too young to die! What happened to him???

  171. Pimm gave me the opportunity to contribute to Collectormania and his book U2 Live, even when I was still a student in journalism. He was a kind and understanding person, passionate but calme,…
    I’ll mis him!

    Joris
    Belgium

  172. Pimm gave me the opportunity to contribute to Collectormania and his book U2 Live, even when I was still a student in journalism. He was a kind and understanding person, passionate but calme,…
    I’ll mis him!

    Joris
    Belgium

  173. An author of a very great book, I am saddened I did not know him, because it sounds as if he was a very, very great man. May the grief of his family and his friends be assuaged.

  174. An author of a very great book, I am saddened I did not know him, because it sounds as if he was a very, very great man. May the grief of his family and his friends be assuaged.

  175. Very shocking. His books were the best u2 concert documentation you’ll ever find. He will be missed but his writing will live on.

  176. Very shocking. His books were the best u2 concert documentation you’ll ever find. He will be missed but his writing will live on.

  177. I had the pleasure of knowing PJ and I will miss the extrodinary long distance phone bills from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. The lasting testament to this great man were all your responses and PJ’s great talent of allowing us to help him write his great books on Bowie and U2. He was a joy to work for and I know we can carry each other because of his example. Thank you PJ for that. “I Will Remember You,” when I attend the next U2 concert because I know that your spirit will be alive with each heartbeat in me, just the same as Joey Ramone is with Bono. “Do you remember a guy that’s been/In such an early song/I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control/Oh no don’t say it’s true/…I’ve loved all I needed to love” (Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie) RIP :*(

  178. I had the pleasure of knowing PJ and I will miss the extrodinary long distance phone bills from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. The lasting testament to this great man were all your responses and PJ’s great talent of allowing us to help him write his great books on Bowie and U2. He was a joy to work for and I know we can carry each other because of his example. Thank you PJ for that. “I Will Remember You,” when I attend the next U2 concert because I know that your spirit will be alive with each heartbeat in me, just the same as Joey Ramone is with Bono. “Do you remember a guy that’s been/In such an early song/I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control/Oh no don’t say it’s true/…I’ve loved all I needed to love” (Ashes to Ashes, David Bowie) RIP :*(

  179. I think it is amazing how one fan has touched so many.Most people didn’t even know him (including myself), but surely we appreciate all his hard work and dedication, and from hearing from the people who HAVE met him, he sounded like a really great person. My prayers and thoughts go to his family too. 36 is entirely too young to pass away.

    U2 4-Ever

  180. I think it is amazing how one fan has touched so many.Most people didn’t even know him (including myself), but surely we appreciate all his hard work and dedication, and from hearing from the people who HAVE met him, he sounded like a really great person. My prayers and thoughts go to his family too. 36 is entirely too young to pass away.

    U2 4-Ever

  181. This is very sad news; though I haven’t been in touch with him in years, I do remember the times he did write and we exchanged tapes and concert information. He was very friendly and I was so impressed on how dedicated he was to his work.

    He will be missed.

    God Bless,

    Carolyn Adams

  182. This is very sad news; though I haven’t been in touch with him in years, I do remember the times he did write and we exchanged tapes and concert information. He was very friendly and I was so impressed on how dedicated he was to his work.

    He will be missed.

    God Bless,

    Carolyn Adams

  183. I’m very saddened to hear the news of Pimm Jal’s passing. I always thought one of these
    days I’ll do a fanzine or website but I lacked the committment that PJ made to his book
    project. We had exchanged several letters when he was researching the U2 Live book
    and I sent him photos and other materials. I was (pleasantly) shocked to see my name
    in the Thank You acknowledgements. Thank You Pimm Jal for letting me live vicariously
    through you. I regret that we never got to meet in person. My thoughts and prayers to
    Pimm Jal’s family and friends.

  184. I’m very saddened to hear the news of Pimm Jal’s passing. I always thought one of these
    days I’ll do a fanzine or website but I lacked the committment that PJ made to his book
    project. We had exchanged several letters when he was researching the U2 Live book
    and I sent him photos and other materials. I was (pleasantly) shocked to see my name
    in the Thank You acknowledgements. Thank You Pimm Jal for letting me live vicariously
    through you. I regret that we never got to meet in person. My thoughts and prayers to
    Pimm Jal’s family and friends.

  185. I am so sad to hear about Pimm’s death. I just heard about it today.

    His book was a MAJOR influence in starting my site. His book is my bible for verifying recordings, etc.

    This is very sad. And he was so young. Rest in peace, Pimm. You don’t know how important your efforts were to so many people.

    My thoughts go out to Pimm’s family and friends.

  186. I am so sad to hear about Pimm’s death. I just heard about it today.

    His book was a MAJOR influence in starting my site. His book is my bible for verifying recordings, etc.

    This is very sad. And he was so young. Rest in peace, Pimm. You don’t know how important your efforts were to so many people.

    My thoughts go out to Pimm’s family and friends.

  187. Collectormania was one of my favorite U2 magazines…I was lucky enough to find 3 of them on the stands (I looked for it everytime I went to Tower, even though it was sometimes years between issues). Pimm was also nice enought to credit me in his concert documentary book for a review I sent in for a Zoo Tv show I went to in 1992.

  188. Collectormania was one of my favorite U2 magazines…I was lucky enough to find 3 of them on the stands (I looked for it everytime I went to Tower, even though it was sometimes years between issues). Pimm was also nice enought to credit me in his concert documentary book for a review I sent in for a Zoo Tv show I went to in 1992.

  189. I want to THANK YOU Pimm Jal for your U2 live documentary, where ever you might be now your incredible book will always be a precious treasure for funs like me. Thank You

  190. I want to THANK YOU Pimm Jal for your U2 live documentary, where ever you might be now your incredible book will always be a precious treasure for funs like me. Thank You

  191. Pimm was an excellent person, with a brilliant dedication to wonderful music…much of my knowledge and appreciation of U2 came from reading “U2 Live…” from cover to cover, over and over, when I was 15. God bless you, Pimm. You will be missed.

  192. Pimm was an excellent person, with a brilliant dedication to wonderful music…much of my knowledge and appreciation of U2 came from reading “U2 Live…” from cover to cover, over and over, when I was 15. God bless you, Pimm. You will be missed.

  193. I just wanted to post a quick note of thanks in honor of Pimm Jal. His book, U2: A Concert Documentary made my Masters Thesis much easier to write and defend. He put a lot of care into that book and provided some provocative insights.

  194. I just wanted to post a quick note of thanks in honor of Pimm Jal. His book, U2: A Concert Documentary made my Masters Thesis much easier to write and defend. He put a lot of care into that book and provided some provocative insights.

  195. I’ll never forget reading for the first time your lucid account of your first ever Bowie show. You put some real magic on the page, there, and I was jealous as hell! Rest in peace, friend.

  196. I’ll never forget reading for the first time your lucid account of your first ever Bowie show. You put some real magic on the page, there, and I was jealous as hell! Rest in peace, friend.

  197. i fell in love with u2 thanks to his book
    i send 2 shows from mexico rest in peace pimm

  198. i fell in love with u2 thanks to his book
    i send 2 shows from mexico rest in peace pimm

  199. Pimm’s work has had a huge impact on me as well as the whole U2 fan community. He will be dearly missed. God bless.

  200. Pimm’s work has had a huge impact on me as well as the whole U2 fan community. He will be dearly missed. God bless.

  201. The world has been a better place for your being in it. For those who knew you, your memory will live with them. For the rest of us, the legacy of your work will be with us always.

  202. The world has been a better place for your being in it. For those who knew you, your memory will live with them. For the rest of us, the legacy of your work will be with us always.

  203. Pimm’s work is the only guide you need when collecting U2 concerttapes and cd’s. His passion for details and his commitment still is astounding. His legacy and memory will live forever. Thank you Pimm! Walk on.

  204. Pimm’s work is the only guide you need when collecting U2 concerttapes and cd’s. His passion for details and his commitment still is astounding. His legacy and memory will live forever. Thank you Pimm! Walk on.

  205. I’m immensely shocked and sad by the terrible news. I’ve been lucky enough to meet Pimm several times over the last few years, he’s always been a source of inspiration to me. On behalf of all the fans he had named “the bunch of crazy French people”, I offer my sincere condolences to Pimm’s family and friends.

  206. I’m immensely shocked and sad by the terrible news. I’ve been lucky enough to meet Pimm several times over the last few years, he’s always been a source of inspiration to me. On behalf of all the fans he had named “the bunch of crazy French people”, I offer my sincere condolences to Pimm’s family and friends.

  207. I’m very sad to hear the news. My deepest symphaty to his family and friends. He will rest in peace.

  208. I’m very sad to hear the news. My deepest symphaty to his family and friends. He will rest in peace.

  209. Who`s to know where the wind will take you, who`s to know what it is will break you, I don`t know which way the wind will blow. Who`s to know when our time has come around, I don`t want to see you cry……I know that this is not goodbye!
    RIP Pim…..Thank You!

  210. Who`s to know where the wind will take you, who`s to know what it is will break you, I don`t know which way the wind will blow. Who`s to know when our time has come around, I don`t want to see you cry……I know that this is not goodbye!
    RIP Pim…..Thank You!

  211. I discover the Collectormania fanzine in 1992 and was immediately impressed by its contents. In a time when I was craving for U2 information (I’d just become a fan the year previously) I was stunned by reviews of Achtung Baby tapes, cover songs or U2’s single discography. But most of all I enjoyed the concert reviews. U2 Live: A Concert Documentary only strengthened my passion for U2 and hearing their them live. Thank you Pimm for igniting this never-ending passion. Your enthusiasm converted me (and probably many others). May you rest in peace.
    Martijn

  212. I discover the Collectormania fanzine in 1992 and was immediately impressed by its contents. In a time when I was craving for U2 information (I’d just become a fan the year previously) I was stunned by reviews of Achtung Baby tapes, cover songs or U2’s single discography. But most of all I enjoyed the concert reviews. U2 Live: A Concert Documentary only strengthened my passion for U2 and hearing their them live. Thank you Pimm for igniting this never-ending passion. Your enthusiasm converted me (and probably many others). May you rest in peace.
    Martijn

  213. Pim was an excolleague of mine, i remember him as a nice, friendly person. This is shocking news. My thoughts go out to his family and close friends.

  214. Pim was an excolleague of mine, i remember him as a nice, friendly person. This is shocking news. My thoughts go out to his family and close friends.

  215. Pimm Jal. Sweet, gentle, modest, friendly. Extremely funny, very intelligent, incredibly talented. Memories of the shows we went to together, the countless indonesian meals we shared, the discussions we had about life, love, music, films, soccer, anything at all. Drinking tea, wine or tequila, sometimes being serious, most times absolutely not.
    He loved bringing people together, initiated friendships and, in our case, even love. We can’t begin to imagine our lives without him.

    A man can die twice: once when he passes away, once when he is forgotten. Our great friend has died. We will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

  216. Pimm Jal. Sweet, gentle, modest, friendly. Extremely funny, very intelligent, incredibly talented. Memories of the shows we went to together, the countless indonesian meals we shared, the discussions we had about life, love, music, films, soccer, anything at all. Drinking tea, wine or tequila, sometimes being serious, most times absolutely not.
    He loved bringing people together, initiated friendships and, in our case, even love. We can’t begin to imagine our lives without him.

    A man can die twice: once when he passes away, once when he is forgotten. Our great friend has died. We will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

  217. I was shocked to hear the news about Pimm Jal de la Parra’s passing. Having received the first issues of Collectormania in ’87, I always remember his caring for U2 and his magazine. Thank you for all your energy.
    God Bless, Pimm.

  218. I was shocked to hear the news about Pimm Jal de la Parra’s passing. Having received the first issues of Collectormania in ’87, I always remember his caring for U2 and his magazine. Thank you for all your energy.
    God Bless, Pimm.

  219. sorry to hear the news about primm we had met at a couple of u2 concerts over the years,but he really influenced me through his excellent work with collectormainer with the fanzine i now edit thank you so much for your inspiration.

  220. sorry to hear the news about primm we had met at a couple of u2 concerts over the years,but he really influenced me through his excellent work with collectormainer with the fanzine i now edit thank you so much for your inspiration.

  221. Pimm gave collecting U2 stuff a professional edge! He was so dedicated! I will listen to on of your K7s I got from you early ’80…
    Love and strength to your family.

  222. Pimm gave collecting U2 stuff a professional edge! He was so dedicated! I will listen to on of your K7s I got from you early ’80…
    Love and strength to your family.

  223. He has achieved what not many of us will achieve in life: to become unforgettable and loved even by people who have not come to know him personally. There has hardly been a week gone by since ’94 without me reading parts of his great book, again and again. For me, coming from a booksellers family, his book is the evidence that even in times of the internet, printed books will never vanish. And so won’t the memory of PJ. My thoughts are with his family and friends, I wish them all the strenght they need now. God bless you Pimm!

  224. He has achieved what not many of us will achieve in life: to become unforgettable and loved even by people who have not come to know him personally. There has hardly been a week gone by since ’94 without me reading parts of his great book, again and again. For me, coming from a booksellers family, his book is the evidence that even in times of the internet, printed books will never vanish. And so won’t the memory of PJ. My thoughts are with his family and friends, I wish them all the strenght they need now. God bless you Pimm!

  225. Condolences go out to Pimm’s family and friends. Sitting at my desk hating the job I wished I loved, it’s good to know that Pimm was one of the few people who actually did something he truly loved. God bless

  226. Condolences go out to Pimm’s family and friends. Sitting at my desk hating the job I wished I loved, it’s good to know that Pimm was one of the few people who actually did something he truly loved. God bless

  227. So where are you now?
    Now that you’re up in the Big Sleep.
    For I lifetime I am grateful, and it’s only seconds away.
    Thanks for “The Bible”

  228. So where are you now?
    Now that you’re up in the Big Sleep.
    For I lifetime I am grateful, and it’s only seconds away.
    Thanks for “The Bible”

  229. Very sad, the book has pride of place, wish I had the drive to do something similar. Not Fade Away.

  230. Very sad, the book has pride of place, wish I had the drive to do something similar. Not Fade Away.

  231. My heart, it aches for Pimm’s loved ones left behind. For Pimm though, I am not sad. I choose to think of him now relishing his angel-eye view of every U2 concert, jam, and studio session…all of it, forevermore.

  232. My heart, it aches for Pimm’s loved ones left behind. For Pimm though, I am not sad. I choose to think of him now relishing his angel-eye view of every U2 concert, jam, and studio session…all of it, forevermore.

  233. I’m totally shocked, thanks Pimm for all You did to us !

    Still remember You !!!

    The next show U2 will play I will leave this for one minute to give some special respects !!!

  234. I’m totally shocked, thanks Pimm for all You did to us !

    Still remember You !!!

    The next show U2 will play I will leave this for one minute to give some special respects !!!

  235. I hope the band and Bowie will give respects to him as well !!! I don’t know what to write, I’m so sad and speakless for the second time in my life, first time I lost my father …

    Walk On …

  236. I hope the band and Bowie will give respects to him as well !!! I don’t know what to write, I’m so sad and speakless for the second time in my life, first time I lost my father …

    Walk On …

  237. “And you know it’s time to go/Through the sleet and driving snow/Across the fields of mourning/Light in the distance”

    You touched so many of us with your hard work and passion for music. Peace be with you.

  238. “And you know it’s time to go/Through the sleet and driving snow/Across the fields of mourning/Light in the distance”

    You touched so many of us with your hard work and passion for music. Peace be with you.

  239. Pimm Jal Was A True U2 Fan and Fine Person. His Books and Person Shall Not Past Away. His Spirit Shall Be At Every U2 Concert!!!

  240. Pimm Jal Was A True U2 Fan and Fine Person. His Books and Person Shall Not Past Away. His Spirit Shall Be At Every U2 Concert!!!

  241. Sad news,he produced a book that I regard as my faverit of all time,I was so looking forward to the updated issue.I hope ONE is released in his memory.

  242. Sad news,he produced a book that I regard as my faverit of all time,I was so looking forward to the updated issue.I hope ONE is released in his memory.

  243. Thank you, Pimm, your book is the best book ever written about U2, and it’s been very helpful for me during these years… I’m sad I’ve never had the pleasure to meet you… sleep, sleep tonight!

  244. Thank you, Pimm, your book is the best book ever written about U2, and it’s been very helpful for me during these years… I’m sad I’ve never had the pleasure to meet you… sleep, sleep tonight!

  245. Heartfelt condolances to Pimm’s family. He touched us all with his writing and contributions to the WIRE mailing list. Walk on, and I know that this is not good-bye.

  246. Heartfelt condolances to Pimm’s family. He touched us all with his writing and contributions to the WIRE mailing list. Walk on, and I know that this is not good-bye.

  247. I know Pimm since his book on Bowie. I remember reading in this book before I went to bed so many nights. It was a miracle on how he could get all these details together! The time he had put in it with so much devotion! I had the chance to meet Pimm different times in the eighties at the Bowie-fanclub conventions in Holland! He was such a nice guy, unbelievable that he had to go already! Rest in peace!

  248. I know Pimm since his book on Bowie. I remember reading in this book before I went to bed so many nights. It was a miracle on how he could get all these details together! The time he had put in it with so much devotion! I had the chance to meet Pimm different times in the eighties at the Bowie-fanclub conventions in Holland! He was such a nice guy, unbelievable that he had to go already! Rest in peace!

  249. What a sad news. I loved the Collectormania magazine very much. In a time when it was more difficult to get information of your favourite band, it was always a joy to receive a new issue of this magazine. I think Pimm did a fantastic job with publishing that magazine and his outstanding book. Pimm thanks.

  250. What a sad news. I loved the Collectormania magazine very much. In a time when it was more difficult to get information of your favourite band, it was always a joy to receive a new issue of this magazine. I think Pimm did a fantastic job with publishing that magazine and his outstanding book. Pimm thanks.

  251. The best book I have ever bought..still by my bedside table after circa 15 years “Bowie Concert Tapes”..sadly missed

  252. The best book I have ever bought..still by my bedside table after circa 15 years “Bowie Concert Tapes”..sadly missed

  253. Sad news. Used to trade tapes with him many years ago. I remember his excitment of seeing Bowie play live in Brussels in 1983 on the Serious Moonlight Tour. A nice guy and a dedicated fan. R.I.P

  254. Sad news. Used to trade tapes with him many years ago. I remember his excitment of seeing Bowie play live in Brussels in 1983 on the Serious Moonlight Tour. A nice guy and a dedicated fan. R.I.P

  255. It was with deep sadness that I learned of Pimm’s death. His book, “U2 Live, A Concert Documentary”, has fueled the fire for my U2 collecting over many years and has brought me immense joy. Pimm, you will be missed and may you forever walk on with God.

  256. It was with deep sadness that I learned of Pimm’s death. His book, “U2 Live, A Concert Documentary”, has fueled the fire for my U2 collecting over many years and has brought me immense joy. Pimm, you will be missed and may you forever walk on with God.

  257. I’m quite shocked to hear that he died..I met him a couple of years ago, when he needed some help with typewriting a part of his work into the computer for publishing his first U2 book; he was a very nice guy. A great lost of us all….

  258. I’m quite shocked to hear that he died..I met him a couple of years ago, when he needed some help with typewriting a part of his work into the computer for publishing his first U2 book; he was a very nice guy. A great lost of us all….

  259. sleep, sleep tonight, and may your dreams be realised.
    you’ll miss us. thanks for collectormania, thanks for the live documentary, a bible for every U2 fan.

  260. sleep, sleep tonight, and may your dreams be realised.
    you’ll miss us. thanks for collectormania, thanks for the live documentary, a bible for every U2 fan.

  261. He must have been really special for all these people to have something to say… Hey, vonb, isn’t this the most posts to anything ever on U2log.com??? If not, it must be way up there…

  262. He must have been really special for all these people to have something to say… Hey, vonb, isn’t this the most posts to anything ever on U2log.com??? If not, it must be way up there…

  263. I remember reading Collectormania and Pimm taking the time to write to me. I will miss his words.
    “I’ll see you again when the stars fall from the sky, and the moon it turns red over One Tree Hill…
    We run like a river runs to the sea.”
    “Mi taku oyasin-all my relations.”
    Aho-Horse Dancer

  264. I remember reading Collectormania and Pimm taking the time to write to me. I will miss his words.
    “I’ll see you again when the stars fall from the sky, and the moon it turns red over One Tree Hill…
    We run like a river runs to the sea.”
    “Mi taku oyasin-all my relations.”
    Aho-Horse Dancer

  265. I remember the first time I read an issue of Collectormania, and being instantly hooked. Pimm’s passion for U2 and their music burned through the pages. The Live Documentary Book is my all time favorite U2 book, and I have many. Goodbye Pimm, thank you for bringing such pleasure in my life.

  266. I remember the first time I read an issue of Collectormania, and being instantly hooked. Pimm’s passion for U2 and their music burned through the pages. The Live Documentary Book is my all time favorite U2 book, and I have many. Goodbye Pimm, thank you for bringing such pleasure in my life.

  267. It is with great shock and sadness I read today of Pimm’s passing…and at so young an age. I’ve heard it said that God takes those whom He loves when they are young, as in His love He would spare them any more of the world’s pain. Though the world for Pimm must have been a wonderful place, because so many loved him, and will always love him. He must have been a truly extrordinary man to affect so many this way.

    I never met him, or emailed him, but I love his work. And I am really surprised at the depth of my own reaction. I will never forget the day in the spring of 1995 that I discovered an issue of Collectormania on the stands at a local bookstore, and that directly and immediately inspired me to take my first trip to Dublin (though I had been a fan since the early 80’s, and knew Propaganda for years, before then, I hadn’t cared to go.)

    His work has made the world a magical,wonderful place, and inspired all of us in the fan community, even those who never knew him. My beloved, battered Concert Documentary has an honored place on my shelf, (along with a printout of the ’96 Irish Peace Accord, and John Waters’ “Race of Angels”)–and now it will never leave.

    Sleep, sleep tonight, may your dreams be realized.

  268. It is with great shock and sadness I read today of Pimm’s passing…and at so young an age. I’ve heard it said that God takes those whom He loves when they are young, as in His love He would spare them any more of the world’s pain. Though the world for Pimm must have been a wonderful place, because so many loved him, and will always love him. He must have been a truly extrordinary man to affect so many this way.

    I never met him, or emailed him, but I love his work. And I am really surprised at the depth of my own reaction. I will never forget the day in the spring of 1995 that I discovered an issue of Collectormania on the stands at a local bookstore, and that directly and immediately inspired me to take my first trip to Dublin (though I had been a fan since the early 80’s, and knew Propaganda for years, before then, I hadn’t cared to go.)

    His work has made the world a magical,wonderful place, and inspired all of us in the fan community, even those who never knew him. My beloved, battered Concert Documentary has an honored place on my shelf, (along with a printout of the ’96 Irish Peace Accord, and John Waters’ “Race of Angels”)–and now it will never leave.

    Sleep, sleep tonight, may your dreams be realized.

  269. I’m shocked to hear Pimm died. I wish his family, friends and also all the people who are involved with U2 (fanclub, fans etc)the strenght to carrie this loss. Pimm was one of the good guys, and like they always say, the good one’s are going first. Bless you all.

  270. I’m shocked to hear Pimm died. I wish his family, friends and also all the people who are involved with U2 (fanclub, fans etc)the strenght to carrie this loss. Pimm was one of the good guys, and like they always say, the good one’s are going first. Bless you all.

  271. Condolences to all Pimm’s family and friends. Thanks, Pimm, for all your efforts and work to bring us all to that higher level of conciousness of what U2 means to this world from their start. I’m sure you’re “up with the Sun and not coming down”.

  272. Condolences to all Pimm’s family and friends. Thanks, Pimm, for all your efforts and work to bring us all to that higher level of conciousness of what U2 means to this world from their start. I’m sure you’re “up with the Sun and not coming down”.

  273. I’m very shocked to hear this news. My condolences to his family and friends. Harriet

  274. I’m very shocked to hear this news. My condolences to his family and friends. Harriet

  275. I am shocked to hear about Pimm Jal’s death. Our paths crossed a few times in the early 90’s and I remember talking to him about films and our mutual love for U2. He was so kind and generous and so very enthousiastic about the things he did. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

  276. I am shocked to hear about Pimm Jal’s death. Our paths crossed a few times in the early 90’s and I remember talking to him about films and our mutual love for U2. He was so kind and generous and so very enthousiastic about the things he did. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

  277. Thanks Pimm for the funny party evening after U2 gig in Rotterdam, thanks for your picture in Milan, thanks for your hosue in Amsterdam
    before Bono plays St.Patricks day in Boston.
    THANKS for your precouis book, for your latest news and for meeting you after all the U2 gigs around Europe.

  278. Thanks Pimm for the funny party evening after U2 gig in Rotterdam, thanks for your picture in Milan, thanks for your hosue in Amsterdam
    before Bono plays St.Patricks day in Boston.
    THANKS for your precouis book, for your latest news and for meeting you after all the U2 gigs around Europe.

  279. Pimm,
    I bought your book “David Bowie, the concert tapes” and then we meet eachother. When reading this book i thought..this guy is really up to date and i got also fanatic.We had the same plan..
    1987…Touring through Europe with you for David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour was a great joy and pleasure. In the ice cream parlour…Q Pimm: how many balls? A from Waiter: WHAT??? Also I remember your compession for U2 and the urge to ‘build’ a great U2 magazine. You succeeded! Surrely you are one of the great U2 fans whith a great contribution to collectors/fans and whole U2.
    I’m sorry that since 1998 we haven’t spoke to each other(elkaar uit het oog verloren).
    I hope to meet you again someday/somewhere!
    Best wishes and strenght for friends and family.

  280. Pimm,
    I bought your book “David Bowie, the concert tapes” and then we meet eachother. When reading this book i thought..this guy is really up to date and i got also fanatic.We had the same plan..
    1987…Touring through Europe with you for David Bowie’s Glass Spider Tour was a great joy and pleasure. In the ice cream parlour…Q Pimm: how many balls? A from Waiter: WHAT??? Also I remember your compession for U2 and the urge to ‘build’ a great U2 magazine. You succeeded! Surrely you are one of the great U2 fans whith a great contribution to collectors/fans and whole U2.
    I’m sorry that since 1998 we haven’t spoke to each other(elkaar uit het oog verloren).
    I hope to meet you again someday/somewhere!
    Best wishes and strenght for friends and family.

  281. Condolences to all his family.
    His body has gone, but his spirit will live forever in his great book.
    Thank You Pimm for ‘U2 live a concert documentary’.

  282. Condolences to all his family.
    His body has gone, but his spirit will live forever in his great book.
    Thank You Pimm for ‘U2 live a concert documentary’.

  283. Pimm, I am stunished. I don’t know what to say except:
    Thanks for the great Bowie book you wrote. I sometimes met you at the Bowie confentions. You looked like a nice guy to me.

  284. Pimm, I am stunished. I don’t know what to say except:
    Thanks for the great Bowie book you wrote. I sometimes met you at the Bowie confentions. You looked like a nice guy to me.

  285. The first time I met PJ was at the end of U2 concert in London in a cold and rainy night. I was happy and glad to know him. We met sometimes during the years and I will never forget his smile and his kindness. I’m very sorry that I didn’t have time to see him more often but he will be forever in my heart. I’ll never forget you, Pimm.

  286. The first time I met PJ was at the end of U2 concert in London in a cold and rainy night. I was happy and glad to know him. We met sometimes during the years and I will never forget his smile and his kindness. I’m very sorry that I didn’t have time to see him more often but he will be forever in my heart. I’ll never forget you, Pimm.

  287. JUST READ A WODERFULL ARTICLE IN THE NEWSPAPER ABOUT PIMM. ALL THE ATTENTION AND NICE WORDS ARE OVERWELMING. SINCE I HEARED THE NEWS I’M CONFUSED AND SHOCKED I SPOKE TO HIM RESENTLY HE WILL BE MISSED. A GREAT LOSS IN U2 HISTORY. PIMM BEDANKT VOOR ALLES. “FAR AWAY SO CLOSE”

  288. JUST READ A WODERFULL ARTICLE IN THE NEWSPAPER ABOUT PIMM. ALL THE ATTENTION AND NICE WORDS ARE OVERWELMING. SINCE I HEARED THE NEWS I’M CONFUSED AND SHOCKED I SPOKE TO HIM RESENTLY HE WILL BE MISSED. A GREAT LOSS IN U2 HISTORY. PIMM BEDANKT VOOR ALLES. “FAR AWAY SO CLOSE”

  289. I always wanted to meet Pimm, for years he sold me concert tapes and other
    stuff. Today I saw his picture in the newspaper, and I met him several
    times, he lived in my neighbourhood and we often talked in the Pub. I even
    knew his name was Pim, but I never realized that this bloke was the one I
    always wanted to meet.

    Walk On!
    I’ll drink a pint in cafe Helmers to you, tonight!

  290. I always wanted to meet Pimm, for years he sold me concert tapes and other
    stuff. Today I saw his picture in the newspaper, and I met him several
    times, he lived in my neighbourhood and we often talked in the Pub. I even
    knew his name was Pim, but I never realized that this bloke was the one I
    always wanted to meet.

    Walk On!
    I’ll drink a pint in cafe Helmers to you, tonight!

  291. He put together a great book that has been a bible to myself and many other collectors of great U2 shows. He will be missed.

  292. He put together a great book that has been a bible to myself and many other collectors of great U2 shows. He will be missed.

  293. He put together a great book that has been a bible to myself and many other collectors of great U2 shows. He will be missed.

  294. He put together a great book that has been a bible to myself and many other collectors of great U2 shows. He will be missed.

  295. Damn! We were almost crushed together at the entrance to Elevation in Antwerp.
    And now you’re ‘Gone’
    I’m in your book but I don’t deserve it.
    Sorry and all the love to you and your family and friends!

  296. Damn! We were almost crushed together at the entrance to Elevation in Antwerp.
    And now you’re ‘Gone’
    I’m in your book but I don’t deserve it.
    Sorry and all the love to you and your family and friends!

  297. “…do you hear him coming, Lord, hear him call, hear him knock, knocking at your door…” May you rest in peace, Pimm, and if you see Bob and Iris, tell them thank you for their son.

  298. “…do you hear him coming, Lord, hear him call, hear him knock, knocking at your door…” May you rest in peace, Pimm, and if you see Bob and Iris, tell them thank you for their son.

  299. I am so shocked to hear the sad news about Pimm.
    I remember at the age of 13 reading for the very first time Bowie The Concert Tapes, and it was that very book that started me off collecting tapes.The book has always been a constant referance to me over these years.
    I liked Pimms style of writing, so personal, and when I wrote to him when I was 13, I was surprised that he answered my letter, I expected it to be ignored.
    A great shame. RIP.

  300. I am so shocked to hear the sad news about Pimm.
    I remember at the age of 13 reading for the very first time Bowie The Concert Tapes, and it was that very book that started me off collecting tapes.The book has always been a constant referance to me over these years.
    I liked Pimms style of writing, so personal, and when I wrote to him when I was 13, I was surprised that he answered my letter, I expected it to be ignored.
    A great shame. RIP.

  301. Some will know, most of us don’t….!
    Pimm, you will be missed…..your “roadtrips” are ended, rest is what you’ve got!
    Thanks for everything you’ve done for the U2-Bowie “addicts”…love you!

  302. Some will know, most of us don’t….!
    Pimm, you will be missed…..your “roadtrips” are ended, rest is what you’ve got!
    Thanks for everything you’ve done for the U2-Bowie “addicts”…love you!

  303. I met Pimm outisde Wembley in August 1993. I had read Collectormania and to me he was a ‘legend’ or sorts, so I was very excited to finally meet him. We exchanged a few letters and I even had a photo published in the U2 Book. Thank you for giving me hours of happiness reading through the U2 Concert book and many issues of Collectormania.

  304. I met Pimm outisde Wembley in August 1993. I had read Collectormania and to me he was a ‘legend’ or sorts, so I was very excited to finally meet him. We exchanged a few letters and I even had a photo published in the U2 Book. Thank you for giving me hours of happiness reading through the U2 Concert book and many issues of Collectormania.

  305. Did some research for Pimm back in 93,a great source of information,will be solely missed,godbless

  306. Did some research for Pimm back in 93,a great source of information,will be solely missed,godbless

  307. Last year I attended the U2 gig in Munich and when I left the building I was told Pim was there too, very close to my place. I felt sorry to miss the opportunity to compliment him on his wonderful book and exchange a few words. His work is as passionate as rigorous at the same time, which is something very hard to achieve for a great fan as he surely was. His unmissable short-stories from every U2 concert will keep him alive forever for all U2 fans. Thanks Pim

  308. Last year I attended the U2 gig in Munich and when I left the building I was told Pim was there too, very close to my place. I felt sorry to miss the opportunity to compliment him on his wonderful book and exchange a few words. His work is as passionate as rigorous at the same time, which is something very hard to achieve for a great fan as he surely was. His unmissable short-stories from every U2 concert will keep him alive forever for all U2 fans. Thanks Pim

  309. RIP Pimm you will be missed!

    But we will always have your book and will always remember you for that.

  310. RIP Pimm you will be missed!

    But we will always have your book and will always remember you for that.

  311. Thank you Pimm for your great U2 book which I read almost daily. You will surely be missed by ALL in the U2 community. Thanks for all you did…

  312. Thank you Pimm for your great U2 book which I read almost daily. You will surely be missed by ALL in the U2 community. Thanks for all you did…

  313. Long before I had the internet (let alone seeing U2 live), Pimm’s book was one of my few resources for information. I was truely amazed how many shows this guy had been to and when I wrote to him I was even more suprised he wrote back with lots of freebies and a message of hope that I to one day would also see them live. I couldn’t believe how generous he was and we wrote to each other a few times. So it came as a great shock to read about his passing, I was hoping that my eyes were deceiving me but that was not to be. RIP Pimm.

  314. Long before I had the internet (let alone seeing U2 live), Pimm’s book was one of my few resources for information. I was truely amazed how many shows this guy had been to and when I wrote to him I was even more suprised he wrote back with lots of freebies and a message of hope that I to one day would also see them live. I couldn’t believe how generous he was and we wrote to each other a few times. So it came as a great shock to read about his passing, I was hoping that my eyes were deceiving me but that was not to be. RIP Pimm.

  315. I don’t know what to say. I never got the chance to meet him, and the way people talk about him, I wish I had. I loved his books about U2 and was looking forward to another one. Sadly, that will never happen. Rest in peace…you will be missed

  316. I don’t know what to say. I never got the chance to meet him, and the way people talk about him, I wish I had. I loved his books about U2 and was looking forward to another one. Sadly, that will never happen. Rest in peace…you will be missed

  317. My dear PimJal I am going to miss you very much.
    Pim Jal was my nephew and in my heart he will always life on.
    I wish this didn’t happened

  318. My dear PimJal I am going to miss you very much.
    Pim Jal was my nephew and in my heart he will always life on.
    I wish this didn’t happened

  319. Dearest Pimm, Keep spreading that U2 gospel in heaven. We treasure you. Your talents are appreciated.

  320. Dearest Pimm, Keep spreading that U2 gospel in heaven. We treasure you. Your talents are appreciated.

  321. I am greatly saddened by the news, particularly that Pimm died at such a young age. His book is the standard by which all other U2 books are, and will be measured in the future. My best to his family and friends.

    Dan

  322. I am greatly saddened by the news, particularly that Pimm died at such a young age. His book is the standard by which all other U2 books are, and will be measured in the future. My best to his family and friends.

    Dan

  323. I want to send all my condoleances to all of Pimm’s relatives and friends…. May the Saints & Angels watch over you…..

  324. I want to send all my condoleances to all of Pimm’s relatives and friends…. May the Saints & Angels watch over you…..

  325. I met Pimm in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today I’m vey sad, I’m very sad. What a fabulous person! Always remembered!

  326. I met Pimm in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today I’m vey sad, I’m very sad. What a fabulous person! Always remembered!

  327. Pimm, I’ll never forget the moment you brought me some live tapes.
    A whole new world opened up. U2 became more then a sound for me, it became an inspiration.
    You,ve been an inspiration to a lot of fans. You will continue doing this, but from a higher place.
    An unforgettable fire…

  328. Pimm, I’ll never forget the moment you brought me some live tapes.
    A whole new world opened up. U2 became more then a sound for me, it became an inspiration.
    You,ve been an inspiration to a lot of fans. You will continue doing this, but from a higher place.
    An unforgettable fire…

  329. I think it’s been expressed far better by most of the previous people,but the Bowie concert tapes book was a fantastic book to find in the days before I had internet access,of all the Bowie books I have,this is the one that still gets checked out at least once a week to check up on something or other,hard to believe this sad new,thanks for the great book,God bless.

  330. I think it’s been expressed far better by most of the previous people,but the Bowie concert tapes book was a fantastic book to find in the days before I had internet access,of all the Bowie books I have,this is the one that still gets checked out at least once a week to check up on something or other,hard to believe this sad new,thanks for the great book,God bless.

  331. Can’t believe it, he was obviously a very good writer and reached many people with his books. It’s sad when anybody dies, but to die so young is just shocking. RIP Pimm. XXX

  332. Can’t believe it, he was obviously a very good writer and reached many people with his books. It’s sad when anybody dies, but to die so young is just shocking. RIP Pimm. XXX

  333. You will never be forgotten.

    Thank you for your dedicated support to U2 and their fans. You will live for ever. Rest in peace.

    My thougths are with your family.

    Michael from Sweden.

  334. You will never be forgotten.

    Thank you for your dedicated support to U2 and their fans. You will live for ever. Rest in peace.

    My thougths are with your family.

    Michael from Sweden.

  335. As a subscriber of Collectormania and a buyer of of Pimm’s books, I always enjoyed reading his thorough research on the band. He was a blessing to many U2 fans and rock writers. We will miss him. May he rest in peace.

  336. As a subscriber of Collectormania and a buyer of of Pimm’s books, I always enjoyed reading his thorough research on the band. He was a blessing to many U2 fans and rock writers. We will miss him. May he rest in peace.

  337. Two nights in “the heart” in Antwerp last summer. Temprature like hell, but feeling like heaven. Thanks Pimm!

  338. Two nights in “the heart” in Antwerp last summer. Temprature like hell, but feeling like heaven. Thanks Pimm!

  339. Pimm,

    never read your book up ’till now, but as soon as I’ll see it in the shops I will…

    Stay safe tonight.

  340. Pimm,

    never read your book up ’till now, but as soon as I’ll see it in the shops I will…

    Stay safe tonight.

  341. Pimm,

    never read your book up ’till now, but as soon as I’ll see it in the shops I will…

    Stay safe tonight.

  342. Pimm,

    never read your book up ’till now, but as soon as I’ll see it in the shops I will…

    Stay safe tonight.

  343. Pimm, I never read your books. I just knew you as a terribly nice, friendly and fun-loving guy. Gonna miss you.
    Untill we meet again…

  344. Pimm, I never read your books. I just knew you as a terribly nice, friendly and fun-loving guy. Gonna miss you.
    Untill we meet again…

  345. Door zijn inzet en zijn boeken zal Pimm ons altijd bij blijven. Verder wil ik zijn naaste familie en vrienden sterkte wensen.

  346. Door zijn inzet en zijn boeken zal Pimm ons altijd bij blijven. Verder wil ik zijn naaste familie en vrienden sterkte wensen.

  347. I remember how much I enjoyed his book, and I am honored to have the chance to read his book. God give mercy to his soul, and may Pimm sleep in peace.

  348. I remember how much I enjoyed his book, and I am honored to have the chance to read his book. God give mercy to his soul, and may Pimm sleep in peace.

  349. I wish you could see all the people who love you so much and miss you on your own funeral yesterday, I hope you know now. It was impressive and I’ll never forget that day nor you, miss you

  350. I wish you could see all the people who love you so much and miss you on your own funeral yesterday, I hope you know now. It was impressive and I’ll never forget that day nor you, miss you

  351. Dear Pimm Jal,

    I bet you read this from up there some day. It was a very heavy funeral yesterday. But there were also allot of funny moments and anecdotes told about your life. We worked together on a view of your fathers films, never forget how you gave me a bole of chicken soup on the set, but I told you I was a vegetarian! I asked you why these soup, you told me; Chicken is not an animal? It is a bird! You can eat that? I was very glad you made me some peanut soup later.

    Never forget your smile, love Alfred.

  352. Dear Pimm Jal,

    I bet you read this from up there some day. It was a very heavy funeral yesterday. But there were also allot of funny moments and anecdotes told about your life. We worked together on a view of your fathers films, never forget how you gave me a bole of chicken soup on the set, but I told you I was a vegetarian! I asked you why these soup, you told me; Chicken is not an animal? It is a bird! You can eat that? I was very glad you made me some peanut soup later.

    Never forget your smile, love Alfred.

  353. Sleep sleep tonight and may your dreams be realized If the thunder cloud passes rain, so let it rain, rain down on him….
    Goodbye my Friend

  354. Sleep sleep tonight and may your dreams be realized If the thunder cloud passes rain, so let it rain, rain down on him….
    Goodbye my Friend

  355. it was the first U2 book I’ve ever bought. i saw it in a store when i was 15…twenty-five shiny dollars of exactly what i needed. i’m 22 now…
    thanks, Pimm.

  356. it was the first U2 book I’ve ever bought. i saw it in a store when i was 15…twenty-five shiny dollars of exactly what i needed. i’m 22 now…
    thanks, Pimm.

  357. Dear Pimm Jal,

    Shocked and devastated. I will allways remember the fun, the dinners and the talks we had. Not enough. But they were there and they will never be forgotten. I hope you have finally found the peace you were looking for. I’m sure I’ll see you up there when my time has come. And then once again we’ll say: Mot je een knal! Eikel! With much love till then.

    Marcel

  358. Dear Pimm Jal,

    Shocked and devastated. I will allways remember the fun, the dinners and the talks we had. Not enough. But they were there and they will never be forgotten. I hope you have finally found the peace you were looking for. I’m sure I’ll see you up there when my time has come. And then once again we’ll say: Mot je een knal! Eikel! With much love till then.

    Marcel

  359. collectormania was an inspiration for me collecting live u2 from the first funny one I picked up in a tower records here in san francsco in 87 on the joshua tree tour. I traded a few times back in the 80’s with Pimm and man that was a tape list, he had quite an archive with which to create the book. I still keep that tape list and have the collecting disease 15 years later, and I will still always use “the book”. RIP Pimm (and Brian K.for those who knew him)..Its been a tough year for U2 fans

  360. collectormania was an inspiration for me collecting live u2 from the first funny one I picked up in a tower records here in san francsco in 87 on the joshua tree tour. I traded a few times back in the 80’s with Pimm and man that was a tape list, he had quite an archive with which to create the book. I still keep that tape list and have the collecting disease 15 years later, and I will still always use “the book”. RIP Pimm (and Brian K.for those who knew him)..Its been a tough year for U2 fans

  361. Until The End of the World, eh, Pimm? You elevated many myriad-minded u2 fans. See you up there.

  362. Until The End of the World, eh, Pimm? You elevated many myriad-minded u2 fans. See you up there.

  363. Pimm, you touched my life like no-one ever has. That book has been around Europe twice and now lies in Australia. You have no ides how many people you have influenced and motivated. The world won’t be the same without you.

    I was actually about to contact you about an updated version of your book.

    RIP Pimm….your work hasn’t gone unnoticed!!!

  364. Pimm, you touched my life like no-one ever has. That book has been around Europe twice and now lies in Australia. You have no ides how many people you have influenced and motivated. The world won’t be the same without you.

    I was actually about to contact you about an updated version of your book.

    RIP Pimm….your work hasn’t gone unnoticed!!!

  365. I have made many great friends since I have been following U2, and none finer than Pimm. We will all miss you….R.I.P. my dear friend.

  366. I have made many great friends since I have been following U2, and none finer than Pimm. We will all miss you….R.I.P. my dear friend.

  367. How sadly to hear the news that Pimm Jal has died.
    I met Pimm Jal in the 80’s and had contact more or less contact over all last years.
    The last two weeks i wanted to send him a card for thanking him for the book he gave me. Many years ago i send him some material for his book, he was still looking for that material to give it back, he was still finding. Maybe for that reason he offered me the book (U2 encyclopedie).
    Now i don’t have to send him a card, but i wish his family and friens all the best!
    I will remember Pimm Jal as an inspired man.

  368. How sadly to hear the news that Pimm Jal has died.
    I met Pimm Jal in the 80’s and had contact more or less contact over all last years.
    The last two weeks i wanted to send him a card for thanking him for the book he gave me. Many years ago i send him some material for his book, he was still looking for that material to give it back, he was still finding. Maybe for that reason he offered me the book (U2 encyclopedie).
    Now i don’t have to send him a card, but i wish his family and friens all the best!
    I will remember Pimm Jal as an inspired man.

  369. Collectormania was the link to so many U2 fans pre-internet mania. What a loss to the U2 community. He brought so many together by just following his passion. Thank you so much Pimm.

  370. Collectormania was the link to so many U2 fans pre-internet mania. What a loss to the U2 community. He brought so many together by just following his passion. Thank you so much Pimm.

  371. Lieve Pimm Jal,
    When I saw you sunday you looked so peacefull. I hope you’re happy now that you are no longer sitting in your tin can but floating round it…
    The past week has brought back so many wonderfull memories, making me laugh and cry (even at the same time). I’ll never forget you, you Little Wonder you. You’re life itself…
    Dag lieve Letchkov!
    Liefs,
    Rosalie

  372. Lieve Pimm Jal,
    When I saw you sunday you looked so peacefull. I hope you’re happy now that you are no longer sitting in your tin can but floating round it…
    The past week has brought back so many wonderfull memories, making me laugh and cry (even at the same time). I’ll never forget you, you Little Wonder you. You’re life itself…
    Dag lieve Letchkov!
    Liefs,
    Rosalie

  373. i remember i got the book, U2 live a concert doc. for this past Christmas. i opened it and didnt put it down for a while. i didnt even care about the rest of my gifts at the time. it was so beautiful how perfect it was. i remember my mom kinda wanting me to put it down, and open more gifts. i was like, in a daze. i studied the early years the most. how young and raw the band was. those old pics are the best. young bono is such an inspiration for me. im 19 and striving to become a great frontman. peace PJ. may your family and friends have strength.

  374. i remember i got the book, U2 live a concert doc. for this past Christmas. i opened it and didnt put it down for a while. i didnt even care about the rest of my gifts at the time. it was so beautiful how perfect it was. i remember my mom kinda wanting me to put it down, and open more gifts. i was like, in a daze. i studied the early years the most. how young and raw the band was. those old pics are the best. young bono is such an inspiration for me. im 19 and striving to become a great frontman. peace PJ. may your family and friends have strength.

  375. Unbelievable, Pim. I just received news from u2.com and thought “oh, thats nice, some new videos, and now this. Ive known Pim from school in the 80s, we spent our days in Rotterdam in ’87 (still have your tape of both gigs by the way), we went to see Rattle&Hum 4 nights in a row, argueing whether this was the end for U2. And now this, 36 and passed away. Havent seen ya a lot over the last decade, but this is a big bummer. All the best to the family and close friends around him. Think I’ll listen to the tape once more tonite. With the Lennon intro of Stand by Me, the fade out and then I hear you say: Jaaa, daar komt-ie. (Yes, there we go).

    I wanna run , I want to hide. I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside.

    Magnificent guy and a great loss for the U2 community. Condolences, Ray

  376. Unbelievable, Pim. I just received news from u2.com and thought “oh, thats nice, some new videos, and now this. Ive known Pim from school in the 80s, we spent our days in Rotterdam in ’87 (still have your tape of both gigs by the way), we went to see Rattle&Hum 4 nights in a row, argueing whether this was the end for U2. And now this, 36 and passed away. Havent seen ya a lot over the last decade, but this is a big bummer. All the best to the family and close friends around him. Think I’ll listen to the tape once more tonite. With the Lennon intro of Stand by Me, the fade out and then I hear you say: Jaaa, daar komt-ie. (Yes, there we go).

    I wanna run , I want to hide. I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside.

    Magnificent guy and a great loss for the U2 community. Condolences, Ray

  377. Thank you to the guy who turned a 12-year old boy into a Bowie collector. If it wasn’t for you I would have been deprived of some of the music that is now a part of me.

    You will be missed.

  378. Thank you to the guy who turned a 12-year old boy into a Bowie collector. If it wasn’t for you I would have been deprived of some of the music that is now a part of me.

    You will be missed.

  379. An invaluable piece of U2 referance was made possible by PJ. Alot of the U2 experience was fleshed out by the descriptons which brought you closer to being there. He joins legends like Lennon,Marvin,Stevie Ray and countless others who left to soon but also left an inspiration that many will see and hear about for years to come.

  380. An invaluable piece of U2 referance was made possible by PJ. Alot of the U2 experience was fleshed out by the descriptons which brought you closer to being there. He joins legends like Lennon,Marvin,Stevie Ray and countless others who left to soon but also left an inspiration that many will see and hear about for years to come.

  381. Pimm! so many reactions, I know you would have been stunned.

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T

    Cor Kraaijeveld.

  382. Pimm! so many reactions, I know you would have been stunned.

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T

    Cor Kraaijeveld.

  383. It’s because of Pimm’s selfless work that I was able to become a full fledged, die hard U2 fan in 1995 but still become familiar with all that I had missed. From the moment I flipped open Pimm’s book, I knew that U2 were going to be a big part of my life, and I thank him for dedicating his time to bringing the music he loved to others. I think his work was probably the most comprehensive ever done for any artist, and thank god we’ve all been blessed with his contributions.

  384. It’s because of Pimm’s selfless work that I was able to become a full fledged, die hard U2 fan in 1995 but still become familiar with all that I had missed. From the moment I flipped open Pimm’s book, I knew that U2 were going to be a big part of my life, and I thank him for dedicating his time to bringing the music he loved to others. I think his work was probably the most comprehensive ever done for any artist, and thank god we’ve all been blessed with his contributions.

  385. I only met Pimm once, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, when we (his publishers) had a stand and he came to discuss the sales of his book, plus ideas for the future. He was a great guy and was very passionate about his subject. We were all shocked and saddened by the news of his death – the cause of which still remains a mystery to us…

  386. I only met Pimm once, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, when we (his publishers) had a stand and he came to discuss the sales of his book, plus ideas for the future. He was a great guy and was very passionate about his subject. We were all shocked and saddened by the news of his death – the cause of which still remains a mystery to us…

  387. Pimm’s death came as a terrible shock to me as only as recently as March 20 we were discussing a further updated ediiton of U2: The Concert Files which I first commissioned from him for Omnibus Press back in 1993. I still remember visiting him in Amsterdam and being astounded by his amazing collection of U2 tapes. I knew straight away he was the right man to do this book and took pleasure in working with him on it. His attention to detail was truly extraordinary. He took enormous pride in making this book what it was: a real tribute to the band he loved. I am shocked and saddened by what has happened.

    Chris Charlesworth, Editor, Omnibus Press, London. 18.4.02

  388. Pimm’s death came as a terrible shock to me as only as recently as March 20 we were discussing a further updated ediiton of U2: The Concert Files which I first commissioned from him for Omnibus Press back in 1993. I still remember visiting him in Amsterdam and being astounded by his amazing collection of U2 tapes. I knew straight away he was the right man to do this book and took pleasure in working with him on it. His attention to detail was truly extraordinary. He took enormous pride in making this book what it was: a real tribute to the band he loved. I am shocked and saddened by what has happened.

    Chris Charlesworth, Editor, Omnibus Press, London. 18.4.02

  389. I was just surfing the site and read the news!

    I corresponded with Pimm a few times in ref to his magazine,and i always got a very articulte reply,he seemed to be a very humble guy,well thats what came across in his letters.

    I just wish i could have had a face to face chat….

    I hope that someone will carry on his good work with the magazine and the books….

    Pimm R.I.P mate

    Gary
    Swindon UK

  390. I was just surfing the site and read the news!

    I corresponded with Pimm a few times in ref to his magazine,and i always got a very articulte reply,he seemed to be a very humble guy,well thats what came across in his letters.

    I just wish i could have had a face to face chat….

    I hope that someone will carry on his good work with the magazine and the books….

    Pimm R.I.P mate

    Gary
    Swindon UK

  391. I met Pimm a couple of times on the Zoo TV tour, I remember that he told me he was writing a book that would log all the U2 gigs since they started. I thought at the time that it would be an impossible task, well I’m very pleased to say that he proved me wrong.Pimm’s book will stand forever as a testimony to his dedication, and will continue to be the most widely used reference point on U2 concerts for fans around the world for years to come.

  392. I met Pimm a couple of times on the Zoo TV tour, I remember that he told me he was writing a book that would log all the U2 gigs since they started. I thought at the time that it would be an impossible task, well I’m very pleased to say that he proved me wrong.Pimm’s book will stand forever as a testimony to his dedication, and will continue to be the most widely used reference point on U2 concerts for fans around the world for years to come.

  393. PJ was a great man who had a big heart.
    Thanks for letting us into your life. We are missing you so very much……….
    You always seemed to make us laugh………….
    Until now.
    We LOVE you man.
    Jim & Karen

  394. PJ was a great man who had a big heart.
    Thanks for letting us into your life. We are missing you so very much……….
    You always seemed to make us laugh………….
    Until now.
    We LOVE you man.
    Jim & Karen

  395. PJ was a great man who had a big heart.
    Thanks for letting us into your life. We are missing you so very much……….
    You always seemed to make us laugh………….
    Until now.
    We LOVE you man.
    Jim & Karen

  396. PJ was a great man who had a big heart.
    Thanks for letting us into your life. We are missing you so very much……….
    You always seemed to make us laugh………….
    Until now.
    We LOVE you man.
    Jim & Karen

  397. Dit is ongelofelijk,zo jong vol energie.Bedankt Pimm voor al je collectormania’s en het U2Concert Documentary boek.
    Sterkt voor je familie en vrienden.

  398. Dit is ongelofelijk,zo jong vol energie.Bedankt Pimm voor al je collectormania’s en het U2Concert Documentary boek.
    Sterkt voor je familie en vrienden.

  399. Pimm, I was one of the thousands of people with whom you crossed your path. As with so many, we met during Bowie’s Glass Spider tour. On hearing you were also a big U2-fan, I remember having made the enormous insult to qualify U2 by that time as ‘a hype’. I know now how mistaken I was.
    Ten years after we meet accidentally in cafe Eik & Linde. You were selling newspapers. I guess everybody has run into Pimm a second time.

    As strange as it was to see your kind face suddenly framed in black, I can feel also comfort with your passing away. It shows me how wonderful people dedicating their lives to a dream will not fade away. I will not forget that warm smile of yours.

  400. Pimm, I was one of the thousands of people with whom you crossed your path. As with so many, we met during Bowie’s Glass Spider tour. On hearing you were also a big U2-fan, I remember having made the enormous insult to qualify U2 by that time as ‘a hype’. I know now how mistaken I was.
    Ten years after we meet accidentally in cafe Eik & Linde. You were selling newspapers. I guess everybody has run into Pimm a second time.

    As strange as it was to see your kind face suddenly framed in black, I can feel also comfort with your passing away. It shows me how wonderful people dedicating their lives to a dream will not fade away. I will not forget that warm smile of yours.

  401. Gees, PJ, I dunno what to say… I’m really sorry we lost touch. Those days were the best I ever had. Life is wierd. Just when you think it’s ok, someone goes and changes the channel. I’ll never forget lumping boxes of Collectormania flyers from concert to concert, I’ll never forget how you taped the rip in your jeans, I’ll never forget me throwing up in your local pub (sorry!), I’ll never forget “zuschlag” on the train. I’ll never forget getting lost in Paris, and then getting ripped off for an expensive coffee in a cafe. I’ve already forgotten the dumb arguement with Guido (how could I have been so self-centered). I’ll never forget Bimbo bread in Barcelona. I’ll never forget the after-tour party in 92, I got the tape to prove it!! Remember (my name is) Luca, Carlos, Angelika, Stefano, Karin and her carots, Jurgen, cvb, AJ… all the floors we slept on, all the fans, hanging out in dubious places way after dark, freezing our butts off? I’d be the one sneeking into soundchecks and concerts, but you’d always buy your tickets. How decent is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were decent, and professional, and FUN! You deserved so much more. I really enjoyed your friendship, your generosity, your meals, your sense of humour, your dedication, your drive, your cups of tea. You got me adicted to stroopwaffles! Thanks for printing my photos, even tho they were really crap. Thanks for being a really cool person, thanks for liking U2, thanks for putting up with me. Thanks for the conversations. Thanks for taking me to see De Dijk. Thanks for the long letters, the tapes, the magazine, the books, even tho these diversions cost me some exams grades (who cares!). Thanks for meeting me at Schipol. Thanks for showing me around Amsterdam. Thanks for being great fun. Remember everyone booing at the Fatima Mansions? They were actually pretty good (after you heard them 10 times). Remember Christina the georgous belly dancer? She gave you her card! Remember the girls in Gothenburg? Remember Vienna? Remember Dublin, New Years Eve!!!!!! I don’t remember everything now but it was the best time eva! And I certainly didn’t remember the way back home – I’m still here in the northern hemisphere!! You know, I almost went before you… I’ve read through a lot of these messages. I think you made a difference. You DID make a difference! (Least of all, I’ve got you screaming on some of my concert tapes!!!). Hope you got satellite tv where you are now. Hope you’re ok now…………………………….

    Hey kids, where are you, nobody tells you what to do, baby………..

  402. Gees, PJ, I dunno what to say… I’m really sorry we lost touch. Those days were the best I ever had. Life is wierd. Just when you think it’s ok, someone goes and changes the channel. I’ll never forget lumping boxes of Collectormania flyers from concert to concert, I’ll never forget how you taped the rip in your jeans, I’ll never forget me throwing up in your local pub (sorry!), I’ll never forget “zuschlag” on the train. I’ll never forget getting lost in Paris, and then getting ripped off for an expensive coffee in a cafe. I’ve already forgotten the dumb arguement with Guido (how could I have been so self-centered). I’ll never forget Bimbo bread in Barcelona. I’ll never forget the after-tour party in 92, I got the tape to prove it!! Remember (my name is) Luca, Carlos, Angelika, Stefano, Karin and her carots, Jurgen, cvb, AJ… all the floors we slept on, all the fans, hanging out in dubious places way after dark, freezing our butts off? I’d be the one sneeking into soundchecks and concerts, but you’d always buy your tickets. How decent is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were decent, and professional, and FUN! You deserved so much more. I really enjoyed your friendship, your generosity, your meals, your sense of humour, your dedication, your drive, your cups of tea. You got me adicted to stroopwaffles! Thanks for printing my photos, even tho they were really crap. Thanks for being a really cool person, thanks for liking U2, thanks for putting up with me. Thanks for the conversations. Thanks for taking me to see De Dijk. Thanks for the long letters, the tapes, the magazine, the books, even tho these diversions cost me some exams grades (who cares!). Thanks for meeting me at Schipol. Thanks for showing me around Amsterdam. Thanks for being great fun. Remember everyone booing at the Fatima Mansions? They were actually pretty good (after you heard them 10 times). Remember Christina the georgous belly dancer? She gave you her card! Remember the girls in Gothenburg? Remember Vienna? Remember Dublin, New Years Eve!!!!!! I don’t remember everything now but it was the best time eva! And I certainly didn’t remember the way back home – I’m still here in the northern hemisphere!! You know, I almost went before you… I’ve read through a lot of these messages. I think you made a difference. You DID make a difference! (Least of all, I’ve got you screaming on some of my concert tapes!!!). Hope you got satellite tv where you are now. Hope you’re ok now…………………………….

    Hey kids, where are you, nobody tells you what to do, baby………..

  403. very sad news, i didn’t know pimm, but over the years his fanzines and book were
    a fantastic source for all my collecting needs. ive enjoyed his work so much. respect to the man.
    walk on

  404. very sad news, i didn’t know pimm, but over the years his fanzines and book were
    a fantastic source for all my collecting needs. ive enjoyed his work so much. respect to the man.
    walk on

  405. Hey, Pimm…

    I always wonder why those humble-hearted people, those with great goodness always leave before we can say Hello!!!

    Let us know somehow the view of the concerts from the place you’re now 🙂

    And I’ll keep on re-reading your Gig Documentary with the same passion as I did up to these last days.

    Thank you…….312 t4

  406. Hey, Pimm…

    I always wonder why those humble-hearted people, those with great goodness always leave before we can say Hello!!!

    Let us know somehow the view of the concerts from the place you’re now 🙂

    And I’ll keep on re-reading your Gig Documentary with the same passion as I did up to these last days.

    Thank you…….312 t4

  407. I only met Pimm once, at the shoot of “Labyrinth of Lust” directed by his father, Pim de la Parra. He was a very nice man. Garry

  408. I only met Pimm once, at the shoot of “Labyrinth of Lust” directed by his father, Pim de la Parra. He was a very nice man. Garry

  409. I only met Pimm once, at the shoot of “Labyrinth of Lust” directed by his father, Pim de la Parra. He was a very nice man. Garry

  410. I only met Pimm once, at the shoot of “Labyrinth of Lust” directed by his father, Pim de la Parra. He was a very nice man. Garry

  411. I’m so very sorry to hear of the sad news. Next to Propaganda, I think Collectormania was the best magazine about U2. I even handed out pamphlets at Zoo TV concerts for Collectormania. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but did admire his dedication to the greatest rock band ever. Now he will be able to ‘Dream out loud’ with the angels. From one ‘Until the End of the World’ die hard U2 fan to another, RIP Pimm.

  412. I’m so very sorry to hear of the sad news. Next to Propaganda, I think Collectormania was the best magazine about U2. I even handed out pamphlets at Zoo TV concerts for Collectormania. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but did admire his dedication to the greatest rock band ever. Now he will be able to ‘Dream out loud’ with the angels. From one ‘Until the End of the World’ die hard U2 fan to another, RIP Pimm.

  413. PJ was truly a Renaissance man with great passions and skills who prematurely left us without finishing what he set out to do, he will be surely missed. I first met PJ at a Zooropean collector

  414. PJ was truly a Renaissance man with great passions and skills who prematurely left us without finishing what he set out to do, he will be surely missed. I first met PJ at a Zooropean collector

  415. It’s a shock! In spite of not having meet him since Lovetown and especially 92s ZooTV-Shows, I remember him as a so friendly and nice guy! I had deepest respect, for what he was doing! Thanks for havin’ me in Amsterdam! My deep sympathy to his family and friends, my deepest sympathy to you, Pimm Jal.

  416. It’s a shock! In spite of not having meet him since Lovetown and especially 92s ZooTV-Shows, I remember him as a so friendly and nice guy! I had deepest respect, for what he was doing! Thanks for havin’ me in Amsterdam! My deep sympathy to his family and friends, my deepest sympathy to you, Pimm Jal.

  417. I think the hundreds of comments on this page say plenty about the legacy, and the devotion to U2 and David Bowie, of this man who puts all of us “die-hards” to shame. We’ll all miss him and cherish his work all the more

  418. I think the hundreds of comments on this page say plenty about the legacy, and the devotion to U2 and David Bowie, of this man who puts all of us “die-hards” to shame. We’ll all miss him and cherish his work all the more

  419. Thanks Pimm – for providing us with a wealth of knowledge that we would otherwise not have been privy too. You’ll always be with us!

  420. Thanks Pimm – for providing us with a wealth of knowledge that we would otherwise not have been privy too. You’ll always be with us!

  421. Bye,Pimm, sorry we didn’t meet eachother again when we were adults. We really had so much to talk and laugh about. I will always remember you as the eleven year old boy, who had the ambition to write a book about David Bowie. You did and so much more. Your soul has had an amazing experience of life on this earth

  422. Bye,Pimm, sorry we didn’t meet eachother again when we were adults. We really had so much to talk and laugh about. I will always remember you as the eleven year old boy, who had the ambition to write a book about David Bowie. You did and so much more. Your soul has had an amazing experience of life on this earth

  423. I am so lucky to have the book he wrote. I am only 21 and now i can catch up on all that i missed while i was too young to know much about good music. hardly a day goes by without opening it. i wouldn’t know which bootlegs to get if it wasn’t for Pimm Jal!I wish i could have bought him lunch to share our enthusiasm for the greatest band on the planet. 🙂

  424. I am so lucky to have the book he wrote. I am only 21 and now i can catch up on all that i missed while i was too young to know much about good music. hardly a day goes by without opening it. i wouldn’t know which bootlegs to get if it wasn’t for Pimm Jal!I wish i could have bought him lunch to share our enthusiasm for the greatest band on the planet. 🙂

  425. Wow, what a book! And what a great guy Pimm Jal must have been. I think it’s a true classic for every U2 fan. Got it as a b’day present from my sister a couple of years ago. He really deserves great respect for this masterpiece. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends and to everyone who was lucky enough to have met the guy.

  426. Wow, what a book! And what a great guy Pimm Jal must have been. I think it’s a true classic for every U2 fan. Got it as a b’day present from my sister a couple of years ago. He really deserves great respect for this masterpiece. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends and to everyone who was lucky enough to have met the guy.

  427. Lang voordat het boek uitkwam had ik deze al besteld. Ik er lang op moeten wachten maar het was het waard.U2 zoals ze werkelijk zijn. Klasse Pim Rust in vrede.

  428. Lang voordat het boek uitkwam had ik deze al besteld. Ik er lang op moeten wachten maar het was het waard.U2 zoals ze werkelijk zijn. Klasse Pim Rust in vrede.

  429. I was so shocked when I heared the news. Pimm… you were the best person around in U2 world. Every U2 fan will miss you. Rest in Peace my friend.

  430. I was so shocked when I heared the news. Pimm… you were the best person around in U2 world. Every U2 fan will miss you. Rest in Peace my friend.

  431. Dear Pim, I am glad we have known each other. It was quite a shock when I found out only this morning. I hope you have found some rest. Rest in peace

  432. Dear Pim, I am glad we have known each other. It was quite a shock when I found out only this morning. I hope you have found some rest. Rest in peace

  433. It is with sincere sadness that I learned yesterday that Pimm Jal de la Parra had passed away earlier this year. I

  434. It is with sincere sadness that I learned yesterday that Pimm Jal de la Parra had passed away earlier this year. I

  435. i never met the great man but i wish i had.
    if it wasnt for him i wouldnt have the colection of bootlegs i have today. and he is a great author too,
    he will be sadly missed.

    god bless pimm

    r i p.

  436. i never met the great man but i wish i had.
    if it wasnt for him i wouldnt have the colection of bootlegs i have today. and he is a great author too,
    he will be sadly missed.

    god bless pimm

    r i p.

  437. i just did found out about pim jal’s dead…today…my god
    as a bowie fan i used
    to swop tapes with him
    in the 80’s and i knew
    he was a U2 fan too…
    i did give him my concertticket deinze
    belgium 1982 (??)to use in his book he was
    preparing…..and his
    BOWIEconcerttapes was
    a bible for me ……
    pim jal….we gonna miss you……
    c.devos..belgium

  438. i just did found out about pim jal’s dead…today…my god
    as a bowie fan i used
    to swop tapes with him
    in the 80’s and i knew
    he was a U2 fan too…
    i did give him my concertticket deinze
    belgium 1982 (??)to use in his book he was
    preparing…..and his
    BOWIEconcerttapes was
    a bible for me ……
    pim jal….we gonna miss you……
    c.devos..belgium

  439. Just dragged “U2 Live – a concert documentary” out of the shelf, read it again yesterday. Brought back some fine, and some very sad, memories around the concerts in 1985 and 1992. I always loved Collectormania, spoke to Monika once on the phone.
    That was about as close as I got near Pimm. Today I decided to check the web about his whereabouts, when I read the shocking news.
    I’m not that close to the music of U2 any more, it does not touch me anymore the way it did a long time ago, but it deeply touches me to hear about his death, because he was a really great person.

  440. Just dragged “U2 Live – a concert documentary” out of the shelf, read it again yesterday. Brought back some fine, and some very sad, memories around the concerts in 1985 and 1992. I always loved Collectormania, spoke to Monika once on the phone.
    That was about as close as I got near Pimm. Today I decided to check the web about his whereabouts, when I read the shocking news.
    I’m not that close to the music of U2 any more, it does not touch me anymore the way it did a long time ago, but it deeply touches me to hear about his death, because he was a really great person.

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