Exposé Online banner

Daevid Allen RIP

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.


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): Gong, Daevid Allen

More info
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/gong-founder-daevid-allen-has-died-aged-77

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...

Various Artists - Periferic 2002 Space and Art Rock from Hungary – There is a wonderful variety of material on this, the second of such compilations that Periferic has released spotlighting the prog world in Hungary. The CD gets off to a promising start with a pair...  (2002) » Read more

Stone Breath - Knotwork – Knotwork is collection of unreleased Stone Breath songs and rarities. Most of the songs presented on this disc are from the later years of the band and Knotwork is intended to bridge the gap from 2000...  (2009) » Read more

Korai Öröm - Reflected Remixes – Oh boy, it’s the remix album. I have had exposure to Korai Öröm, so I am not totally unfamiliar with their sound. Typically it’s extended free-form jams; build a theme, expand on...  (2003) » Read more

Lester Palocsay - Baby Data Drop – The music on this disc was originally recorded from 1984 to 1990. Nothing is provided in the way of musician credits, but judging from the sound of it, Palocsay worked on his own. Most of the tracks...  (2001) » Read more

Dug Pinnick - Emotional Animal – Dug Pinnick is the voice and bass presence of King’s X. His last two solo recordings under the Poundhound moniker were outlets from the artist’s main gig with his power trio and these...  (2006) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues