6/30/2010

RIP: Pete Quaife

Pete Quaife, original bassist for The Kinks, died on June 23rd in Denmark of kidney failure. Featured on such classic tracks as "You Really Got Me", "All Day and All of the Night", "Tired of Waiting for You", "Sunny Afternoon" and "Waterloo Sunset", Quaife was in the band from their 1963 formation to his departure in 1969.

After becoming a respected graphic artist following his tenure in The Kinks, Quaife once joined them onstage for a 1981 concert in Canada and was present for the band's 1990 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He was 66 years old.

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