The immediate pain has obviously retreated but I can honestly say that not a day goes by when I do not think about him and miss his presence.
He filled a very large part of my life - the life of the others in the band - but most especially the millions of people he never met!
As I look back, I think the one thing that tends to be unsaid - aside from the obvious traits of fun, utrageousness, generosity of spirit, vocal ability etc - is the sheer brilliance of his musicianship.
Leagues ahead baby.
Fred - we love you - we miss you old friend!"