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Chris Bailey, singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died aged 65

Chris Bailey, singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died aged 65

Chris Bailey, singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died aged 65

Chris Bailey, lead singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died, on the age of 65.

The band confirmed the information of Bailey’s dying on their official Fb web page this morning. No explanation for dying was given. The put up learn: “It’s with nice ache in our hearts that we now have to tell you in regards to the passing of Chris Bailey, singer and songwriter of The Saints, on April the ninth 2022.”

“Chris lived a lifetime of poetry and music and stranded on a Saturday evening.”

Bailey was born in Kenya in 1957 to Irish mother and father, spending the primary seven years of his life in Belfast. They relocated to Brisbane, Australia, the place Bailey met guitarist Ed Kuepper and drummer Ivor Hay at highschool. The trio fashioned the band in 1973 (initially known as Child Galahad and the Eternals), which might undergo varied line-ups over the next years.

In 1974 they modified the title to The Saints, and Jeffrey Wegner joined on drums, with Hay switching to bass guitar. Wegner left the group the next yr, sending Hay again to drums and welcoming Kym Bradshaw on bass.

The band had their first hit in 1976 with ‘(I’m) Stranded’, releasing their debut album of the identical title the followinfg yr. They went on to launch 13 extra data, together with ‘Prodigal Son’, ‘Eternally Yours’, ‘Prehistoric Sounds’ and ‘All Fools Day’, amongst others. ‘Simply Like Hearth Would’, their lead single from that final album, was coated by Bruce Springsteen on his 2014 album ‘Excessive Hopes’.

In 2001, The Saints had been inducted into the Australian Recording Trade Affiliation (ARIA) Corridor of Fame, and have been lauded as one of the influential bands within the Australian punk scene within the ’70s.

Bailey, who was the longest-standing member of the band, additionally launched a variety of solo albums.

Tributes have flowed since information of his dying broke, with former bandmate Ed Kuepper writing: “Very unhappy to verify the information about Chris Bailey dying on the weekend. Chris and I met after we had been about 14 throughout detention at Oxley Excessive College and have become shut pals which later developed into what I all the time thought was an especially sturdy creative partnership.”

“I couldn’t have hoped for a greater singer. My deepest condolences to his spouse Elisabet, his sisters Margaret, Carol and Maureen and the remainder of his household and family members.”

Others, similar to Weapons N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan, Jimmy Barnes, Warren Ellis of Nick Cave and The Dangerous Seeds, Dave Graney, Frenzal Rhomb’s Lindsay McDowens and extra have paid their respects on-line.

Learn the tributes under.

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