Give The Anarchist A Cigarette: Counterculture legend Mick Farren dies with his boots on
Mick Farren, rabble rouser, musician, and writer, collapsed last night on stage at the The Borderline, in London. He died soon after.
Hmm, sorry, I seem to be crap at this. Here's some more links to the story:
Mick Farren 1943 - 2013
From Vintage Vinyl News: Passings: Mick Farren of the Deviants (1943 - 2013)
and from Ultimate Calssic Rock:
Mick Farren Dies After Collapsing On Stage In London
That last has a pretty good version of "Let's Loot The Super Market".
200+ Famous Musicians Who Died Too Young.
Ordered by age, from 17 to 54, with brief descriptions and links to their last.fm pages.
Stylus Magazine is closed
Home to some of the best writing about rockism
, and Rasputin
and The Stranger
Greatest hits/bluffer's guide here
Brad Delp 1951-2007
Lead singer for the band Boston
, dead at 55. "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll." is all you will find at the band Boston's website
Pioneering instrumental-rock guitarist Link Wray
- one of the original rockabilly
artists, credited with having invented the "power chord", which has become the basis for modern rock and alternative music - died this week at the age of 76. You'd probably know him from his song 'Rumble
', used on the 'Pulp Fiction' soundtrack. The English-speaking media hasn't picked up on the story yet
, but various blogs
, the Spanish
and Danish press
- translation here
- and various music messageboards
were all over the story 24 hours ago.
Takes the phrase "Get a Life" to a new level.
Those masterminds of marketing, those night rocking, day partying satanic minions, KISS, have achieved the ultimate score in product merchandising. That's right, it's your very own KISS coffin, and while you might think "What's the point?", keep in mind that before you shuffle off this mortal coil, it doubles as a beer cooler.
George Harrison is gone.
It's not totally unforseen
, but is still a little sad. Here comes the sun
has always been one of my favorites. It has a gentle way of making me smile. That's a nice legacy to leave people .