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Ron Chesterman
Birth nameRonald George Arthur Chesterman
Also known asRon Chesterman
Born27 November 1939 (1939-11-27)
OriginChester, Cheshire, England
Died16 March 2007(2007-03-16) (aged 67)
Genresbluegrass, folk
Instrumentsdouble bass
Years active1963-2007
Associated actsStrawbs, Draught Porridge

Ronald George Arthur Chesterman (27 November 1939 – 16 March 2007) was an English musician and archivist. He is best known as the original double bass player with The Strawberry Hills Boys, starring Dave Cousins on guitar, dulcimer, banjo and vocals, Tony Hooper on guitar and vocals and Ron himself on double bass. They kept that name from 1964 when they formed until June 1967, when they were giving a concert and needed to put the name of the band on stage, so they became The Strawbs. Later, after he left the band, he became a county archivist in Chester.


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