Yes I did. The day it happened. Thanks to MEH this great site, that was online for 11 years was closed down. For a few days you could hear MEH talking on the answering machine about why she wanted it to vanish from the internet. It´s so sad, another great source of information about Buddy is gone. Somehow I have the feeling that she wants his fans to forget him...
Hopefully! And I hope she will never ever get the idea of closing down the German fansite...(I´m really starting to develop paranoia...).
Why are such sites closed down? Why let ME close them down? To be the only one to have the right to use his name? To exploit the name? Well, then something has to be kept in mind: it´s us, the fans, the whole community of his fans who were there through this half century, to keep his name alive, to keep HIM ALIVE! Without the increasing number of loyal fans, his name would long be forgotten and no-one would be able to make a single buck with his name. Sure, there are people like his widow who do have rights, but I think we, his fans, do have some rights too. And I don´t speak of the only right to pay for the CDs.
The way this is handled right now is surely NOT the way he would have wanted it to happen!