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The Stranglers keyboard wizard dies at 71 of coronavirus

Every Eighties Child will remember the Stranglers from their youth!

Dave Greenfield has passed away at the age of 71 after being diagnosed with the corona virus. Originally from Brighton he died on 3rd May from the virus, although he had a prolonged stay in hospital due to heart problems.

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He wrote the hit Golden Brown (a song about heroin) that went to number 2 in the UK charts in 1982 and later on won the band an Ivor Novello award. A long standing member of the band he was known for his unique playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and electric organ.

Jean Jaques (JJ) Burnel, the Stranglers’ bass player, said “on Sunday May 3rd my friend of 45 years and musical genius, Dave Greenfield, lost his life to the great pandemic of 2020. The worldwide Stanglers family are in mourning and send our sincere condolences to Pam”.

Drummer Jet Black said ” we have just lost a great friend and musical genius, as has the world”.

The Stranglers, who formed in Guildford in 1974, recently postponed their farewell tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Greenfield played on tracks including Golden Brown, Peaches and No More Heroes.

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