February 3, 2023

Martin Duffy, who performed keyboard in Primal Scream, Felt, and Charlatans, has died on the age of 55.

In line with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Duffy died on Sunday from a mind harm he suffered after falling at his residence in Brighton.

Duffy joined Felt in 1985 the age of 16, after responding to a flyer posted at a Virgin document retailer. Over a prolific four-year interval by 1989, Felt launched seven albums, together with the widely-regarded titles like Ignite the Seven Cannons, The Seventeenth Century, and Without end Breathes the Lonely Phrase. After fulfilling their document contract, Felt broke up in 1989.

Having contributed to Primal Scream’s first two albums, Duffy was made a everlasting member within the band in 1991, simply in time for the discharge of their seminal document Screamadelica. Duffy remained a fixture in Primal Scream for the subsequent three a long time and appeared on all 11 of their studio albums.

Duffy additionally briefly performed in The Charlatans following the dying of founding member Rob Collins in 1996, and he was a member of the supergroup The Chavs alongside The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and The Libertines’ Carl Barât.

In his prolonged tribute submit, Gillespie described Martin as “essentially the most musically proficient of all of us.” “His model mixed parts of nation, blues and soul, all of which he had a God given pure really feel for,” Gillespie wrote. “He by no means performed the identical factor twice, ever. He was all about ‘the second’, higher have that ‘document’ button on when Duffy was on fireplace. His timing was distinctive, funky and ALWAYS behind the beat.”

“He had a swift eye for the absurd, the surreal and the ridiculous,” Gillespie added. “He lived to giggle and play music. He was liked by all of us within the Scream. A stupendous soul. We are going to miss him.”

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