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Old 01-13-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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T-Rex Drummer Dies

These deaths are all very sad

T Rex drummer Mickey Finn has died at the age of 56.

The percussionist had continued to perform as leader of a new incarnation of the band following the death of frontman Marc Bolan a quarter of a century ago.

He is thought to have suffered from kidney and liver problems although the exact cause of his death on Saturday has not yet been announced.

T Rex manager Barry Newby said: "With regret, the band are sad to announce the passing of their dear friend and leader Mickey Finn."

Finn teamed up with charismatic singer-songwriter Bolan in 1969 to replace his original bongo player Steve Took.

He was Bolan's sidekick as he progressed from hippy sage to glam rock guru and performed on hits such as Ride A White Swan and Children Of The Revolution.

Finn quit the band in 1975 as they saw a dip in their fortunes.

He died in Croydon's Mayday hospital in south London.

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Less "drummer" than "bongoist"

A sad event; Electric Warrior is a classic album.

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Old 01-14-2003, 11:20 AM   #3
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They're dropping like flies. T.Rex are great. "The Slider" defined 70's glam rock. I remember during the Popmart tour U2 threw up Marc Bolan's picture during HMTMKMKM, and the song actually sounds a little "Children of the Revolution"-ish.
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wow another death. so sad.
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