Friday, 1 March 2013


Kevin Ayers
Kevin Ayers, co-founder of psych-rock pioneers Soft Machine, has died at his home in France. He was 68.

From the classical world come the sad news that the acclaimed violinist Peter Mountain has died. Peter played with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the  English Chamber Orchestra and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. he was 89. And distinguished concert pianist Katherina Wolpe has died, She was 81 and her long career covered both classical and avant garde musical repertoire.

Former temptations singer Richard Street has died, aged 70. Doctors found a blood clot in his lung last Friday after he complained of back pain and breathing difficulties. His death comes just days after another former member of The Temptations, Damon Harris

Australian DJ Adrian Thomas, aka Ajax, was killed in a traffic accident in Melbourne last week, aged 41.  Ajax was also a founder of the Bang Gang DJs and in 2008 he launched his own label Sweat It Out Records, which signed the likes of Indian Summer, Loot & Plunder and Yolanda Be Cool.

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