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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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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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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 1]

In the last obituary here, regarding Mark Hollis, I invoked Scott Walker just three weeks ago when using him in a comparison of artistic temperament to Hollis. Just last night, around midnight, my friend JT emailed me the news while … Continue reading

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Sara Romweber: 1964-2019

I was all ready to remember a different fallen musician for today’s post, but I just got wind of the loss of Sara Romweber yesterday, and since this was a fresh wound, it’s getting my thoughts today. Like most old-timers, … Continue reading

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Pete Shelley: 1955-2018

Late yesterday afternoon, the junior designer came up to me bearing news that “the singer from The Buzzcocks has died!” Incredulous, I had no idea that Pete was dead, but his relevance to the Punk and Post-Punk worlds was significant. … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 8]

[continued from last post] The last few years of my correspondence with Ron he mentioned his concern for his health. He was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and he was pretty vigilant about following his doctor’s instructions. In later years, he … Continue reading

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