Category Archives: obituary

Steve Bronski: 1960-2021

There was another significant death in this immediate period that came through as I was already writing the last PPM obituary. I can’t pretend that I have a lot of Bronski Beat in the Record Cell; my esteem is for … Continue reading

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Robbie Shakespeare: 1953-2021

I was getting ready for slumber last night when I was checking the news before bed [a bad idea, I know] when I saw that we’d just lost bassist extraordinaire Robbie Shakespeare at a depressingly young 68 years of age. … Continue reading

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Want List: Bush Tetras Box Will Now Commemorate Dee Pop [1956-2021]

Just last week I was ecstatic to find out that I had a compilation from Mojo [bought from the local library] called “Death Disco” that was thick with Post-Punk tracks; many of which did not otherwise reside in the Record … Continue reading

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Richard H. Kirk: 1956-2021

I just got the terrible news that Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire had died today when Gavin Brick informed me a few hours ago. It’s always saddening to see a favorite musician die, but we really needed Kirk, especially … Continue reading

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Charlie Watts: 1941-2021

My wife send me an email yesterday with the OMG subject line. I was neck deep in work [and not loafing on the Steve Hoffman Music Forums] and had no idea that the great Charlie Watts had died yesterday at … Continue reading

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Harold Budd: 1936 – 2020

I received terrible news last night as I was reading The Guardian after dinner. The incomparable Harold Budd had died at the age of 84. Worse, as details filtered out this was another covid-19 related music death. Word came from … Continue reading

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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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