Pete Garner, ex-Stone Roses bassist, dies

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Ian Brown has paid tribute to former Stone Roses bassist Pete Garner who has died aged 61.

Former Stone Roses bassist Pete Garner has died at the age of 61. He joined the band in 1983, having been a school friend of Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire. He played on the group’s first single, ” So Young ” And ” tell me ”, in 1985.

He also appears on the song ” Sally Cinnamon », which came out in 1987. As reported Louder Than Warhe left the group a month after the song’s release, claiming that he ” thought he wasn’t good enough for them ”, and took a job at HMV.

Paying tribute to Garner on X/Twitter, Brown said: “ Yes, it’s very sad. We were young punk rockers when we met in ’77. The day before Pete’s math and geography exams, we went to see the Clash. It always made me laugh that he did that and of course he made the right decision! »

In response to another tweet paying tribute to the bassist, Brown added: “ Few people loved music as much as Pete. He had been immersed in music since the release of‘Anarchy in the UK, which I can attest to, and Pete was exceptionally kind, an old-fashioned kindness that you no longer find today! He gets that from his charming mother! God bless Pete RiP. »

Following his departure, Garner was replaced by Rob Hampson, who only remained in the band for a short time before being replaced by long-time bassist Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield before the end of 1987.

Two years later, the group released their self-titled debut album.


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