Message from John Wage

Joe Riding has passed away – more details to follow shortly 

From Whaley’s "Who’s Who in magic”

Riding, (Joseph) "Joe", MIMC
(Preston (sic), Lancs., England: 20 May 1932- ) Learned c1964 reading a Lorayne memory book & Scarne on card tricks. Prize fighter ages 16-20 when retired in 1952. Pro close-up & comedy cabaret magic since 1979.

Pet effects: Counting the Cards & memorizing the deck in 1½ minutes. Dealer in St. Annes-on-Sea. MIMC 1988. Invented Only 3-Card Trick With 4 Cards. Articles in Abra, Gen, & Magigram.

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