John Waddington, greatest referred to as the founding guitarist for the pioneering experimental post-punk band the Pop Group, has died. The band’s Twitter account introduced Waddington’s loss of life, writing, “John Waddington – former guitarist and founding member of The Pop Group – has handed away. An influential musician, and an integral member of the group, John contributed to a few of the band’s most iconic recordings.” No reason behind loss of life was given. He was 63.
Waddington’s loss of life intently follows that of Pop Group frontman Mark Stewart, who died in April at age 62.
After fronting his personal band the Boyfriends as a young person, Waddington joined the Pop Group in Bristol in 1977 at age 17. He performed guitar on the primary two Pop Group albums, 1979’s Y and 1980’s For How A lot Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Homicide?, serving to to develop the band’s wildly noisy dub-inflected avant-funk sound. He quickly performed on information by the post-punk supergroup New Age Steppers, in addition to Most Pleasure, Playgroup, African Head Cost, and Judy Nylon. Within the ’90s, Waddington joined the guitar-pop band Fragrance. He performed bass on “Take What You Take” from Lily Allen’s 2006 debut Alright, Nonetheless.