Sunday, July 28, 2013

R.I.P.: Mick Farren




Mick Farren, founder of early punk band the Deviants and prolific writer, collapsed on stage during the band's set at the Atomic Sunshine Festival in London and has died. He was 69.

Farren formed the Social Deviants in the Ladbroke Grove area of London in 1967, shortening their name to the Deviants after a change in lineup. The band released their first album, Ptooff! in 1967 via the underground scene in London to enough success that it was picked up by Decca for general release. They recorded two more albums, 1968's Disposableand 1969's Deviants Three, before the band decided to continue without Farren. MORE HERE

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