Category Archives: obituary

Rupert Hine: 1947 -2020

Sad news last Friday night as chasinvictoria contacted me with the news that the great Rupert Hine had died at 72. No cause of death has been mentioned yet. I’d first heard Hine when I managed to see the video … Continue reading

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Florian Schneider: 1947-2020

I hadn’t even finished playing my run of Stranglers albums this week when yesterday morning I got the first message from Gavin, who’s more connected than I am by far. He was suggesting that Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider had died … Continue reading

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Dave Greenfield: 1949-2020

Here we go again. I had planned to review a new release today but I was blindsided by this instead. I have been mentally preparing for every musician I enjoy eventually meeting their fate as have been writing this blog … Continue reading

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Post-Punk MVP – Matthew Seligman: 1955-2020

Seligman was exceptionally active in the UK Post-Punk scene when it mattered most before becoming a lawyer in recent years Damn it, COVID-19 has claimed another musician who was all over my Record Cell, and as my friend JT suggested, … Continue reading

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Cristina Monet-Zilkha: 1959-2020

This was terrible news this morning. Cristina Monet-Zilkha, better known as simply Cristina for her small, but devastating body of work for ZE Records, has died yesterday; another musician taken in the covid-19 pandemic. Her profile post 1984 was slim. … Continue reading

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Bill Rieflin: 1960-2020

This morning while chatting with Gavin from the comments, he dropped the news that Bill Rieflin had died yesterday. Mr. Rieflin was a player with a wide expanse of work but since he first came to my attention in the … Continue reading

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Neil Peart: 1952-2020

I got blindsided Friday night with the news that Rush’s drummer/lyricist Neil Peart had died after over three years of undergoing brain cancer treatment. This was a sad thing to hear. Particularly since I had been listening more to my … Continue reading

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