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.
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