Exposé Online banner

Daddy Antogno RIP

News comes to us today of the passing of a prominent figure in progressive rock from Argentina. Drummer Héctor "Daddy" Antogno of Argentine pioneers Ave Rock has left us.

by Jon Davis, Published 2014-05-13

From his publicist:

With deep sorrow we inform you all, the sad demise of Argentine drummer Daddy Antogna, who passed away in Buenos Aires on May 9th.

Hector "Daddy" Antogna was one of the most original drummers that came out from Argentinian Progressive & Psychedelic Rock. He was among the first ones in Argentina to play irregular patterns along with a unique free style. During the 70's he recorded in legendary records like Ave Rock's self-titled first album, Orion's Beethoven's "SuperAngel" , and played hundreds of gigs with different projects involving people like Pastoral, Madre Atomica, Alejandro Medina, punk-guitar hero Stuka and Brazilian poet Vincius de Moraes. In the 80's an unfortunate accident put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but after years of rehabilitation he started playing again with and adapted drum-kit. With his band Daddy Antogna & los de Helio he went back to the stages and also released "Viva Belice" (2009, Viajero Inmovil) an acclaimed album that was Antogna's comeback after more than 35 years. In the final part of his life Daddy rejoined his old friends of Ave Rock. Hewas one of great durmmers coming from Argentine rock, and now he's gone, will miss him.


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): Ave Rock, Héctor "Daddy" Antogna, Orion's Beethoven

Latest news

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Katzenjammer Kabarett - Grand Guignol & Variétés – Their name is German, they sing in English, but they are indeed French. I must have missed this band's 2006 debut, but I guess it's never too late to discover a good thing, and this four-piece...  (2009) » Read more

Genre Peak - Ends of the Earth – Genre Peak is the trio of Martin Birke (vocals, drum programming, percussion), Daniel Panasenko (Stick, upright bass), and Stephen Sullivan (guitar, guitar synth, backing vocals). I reviewed an album...  (2008) » Read more

Strawbs - Deep Cuts & Heartbreak Hill – I don't think even the most rabid Strawbs fan (maybe not me, but I'm close, so I should know) would say these two albums represent the band's peak. That being said, there are still some fine tracks of...  (2007) » Read more

Scenes - Call Us Now at the Number You Provide – Swedish prog metal protagonists Scenes are not a well known commodity on the international scene yet but they are making substantial inroads in that direction with this first label release. The...  (2006) » Read more

Jean-Pascal Boffo - Nomades – The long-awaited fourth solo album from French guitarist Jean-Pascal Boffo is in many ways a fusion of the various styles he explored on his first three albums. Nomades is a musical journey through a...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues