After battling cancer, Gong founder and musical visionary Daevid Allen has left the planet Earth. He will live on in our memories and in the multitude of recordings he left behind as a solo artist, with Gong, and with a wide range of other artists. He was 77.
by Jon Davis, Published 2015-03-13
From the announcement on Planet Gong:
daevid passed peacefully in Australia today, Friday 13th at 1.05pm, surrounded by his boys.
Daevid Allen was born in Australia in 1938, but achieved fame (or at least some notoriety) with the founding of Gong in the late 60s. The band featured musicians from many different countries over the years and presented a whimsical take on both music and metaphysics.
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