MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN FEBRUARY 2019

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 MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN FEBRUARY 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 1

ALEX BROWN  (52)  /  AMERICAN PAINTER AND HARDCORE PUNK MUSICIAN. PLAYED WITH GORILLA BISCUITS, PROJECT X AND SIDE BY SIDE. BROWN STARTED WITH SIDE BY SIDE AND THIS ACTIVITY IS DOCUMENTED ON THEIR ONLY RELEASE, A 7-SONG 7" EP "YOU'RE ONLY YOUNG ONCE". IT WAS ON REVELATION RECORDS IN 1988, IN 1997 RE-RELEASED AS A 22-SONG LP TO FIGHT PIRACY OF THEIR SONGS. THEN ALEX AND DRUMMER SAMMY LEFT TO JOIN THE SHORT-LIVED PROJECT X (WHICH HE CREATED WITH PORCELL AKA JOHN PORCELLY) WHO ALSO RELEASED ONLY ONE SELF-TITLED EP. ALEX BROWN BECAME A MEMBER OF GORILLA BISCUITS AND IS ON THEIR ALBUM START TODAY (1989), WHICH BECAME REVELATION RECORDS' BIGGEST BESTSELLER (OVER 100 000 COPIES ON CD ONLY). AFTER THEIR FIRST BREAKUP IN 1992, BROWN CONCENTRATED ON PAINTING AND SOME OF HIS WORKS COULD BE SEEN AT THE NEW YORK GALLERY FEATURE, INC. ALEX BROWN ALSO RAN THE RECORD LABEL / FANZINE SCHISM WITH PORCELL. 

 

 

FEBRUARY 12

OLLI LINDHOLM  (54)  /  FINNISH PUNK ROCK AND ROCK SINGER AND GUITARIST. IN 1982 HE WAS A MEMBER OF APPENDIX, A PUNK ROCK AND HARDCORE PUNK BAND. IN 1981 LINDHOLM WAS ALSO A FOUNDING MEMBER OF (WHICH MEANS NIGHT). THEY  STARTED AS A PUNK ROCK GROUP BUT LATER EVOLVED INTO A MORE MAINSTREAM  BAND, BEING VERY POPULAR, RECORDING OVER 20 STUDIO ALBUMS, 6 LIVE ONES AND 8 COMPILATIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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