Savoy Brown Founder, Influential UK Blues Musician Was 75

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Kim Simmonds, chief of the final post-Beatles wave of British blues bands with Savoy Brown, has died on the age of 75, the band introduced.

Simmonds died Tuesday, the band introduced on Fb on Thursday. The group had been collectively for greater than 55 years.

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Simmonds had been battling stage 4 signet cell colon most cancers, a really uncommon type that accounts for not more than 1% of instances.

Savoy Brown was within the late ’60s British Invasion blues rock surge. Mixing originals with American blues requirements, the band was a rotating forged of musicians, with Simmonds at its core.

Simmonds, initially from Wales, finally turned a solo artist supported by a backup band of the second. He moved to the US 30 years in the past and settled in upstate New York.

Savoy Brown was based in 1967 in London. Simmonds remained an lively musician till this yr, lastly posting on the band’s web site that he needed to cancel dates for the remainder of the yr due to his most cancers battle. He talked about on the time that the band had a brand new album deliberate.

The group’s albums of be aware included Hellbound Prepare, Road Nook Speaking and Going to the Delta. The band’s music “Hellbound Prepare” has over 10 million performs on Spotify. “I’m Drained – The place Am I” and “Inform Mama” each have over two million performs.

In its heyday, Savoy Brown performed Carnegie Corridor, the Fillmore East, the Fillmore West, and London’s Royal Albert Corridor, in keeping with its website. Kiss, ZZ High and The Doobie Brothers opened for the band’s nationwide excursions at occasions. He was inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk in 1998.

He’s survived by his spouse, Deborah, and a daughter, Eve. No memorial plans have been revealed.

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