Exposé Online banner

Maggie Roche RIP

Singer Maggie Roche, best known for her work with her sisters Terre and Suzzy as The Roches, has died at the age of 65. While their style could generally be called quirky folk-pop, their music appealed to a broad range of listeners, and they worked with artists in widely diverging genres, including Paul Simon, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Robert Fripp.

by Jon Davis, Published 2017-01-22

Maggie & Terre Roche - Seductive Reasoning original coverMaggie was born in 1951, and initially started singing in a duo with middle sister Terre. After working with Paul Simon on 1973's There Goes Rhymin' Simon, the pair recorded their debut album in 1975. As part of the New York art and music scene of the late 70s, they met Robert Fripp, who produced the first album featuring all three sisters. They subsequently worked as vocalists on a wide range of recordings by other artists, and produced a string of smart, quirky albums of their own, as a trio and in duos.

The trio's last recording was Moonswept in 2007. Suzzy Roche stated that her sister had died from breast cancer. She leaves behind a legacy of great singing and songwriting.


Filed under: Obituaries

Related artist(s): The Roches (Maggie, Terre & Suzzy)

More info
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/arts/music/maggie-roche-dead-singer-songwriter.html

Latest news

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Dave Sinclair - Full Circle & Into the Sun – Dave Sinclair has long been known as the main keyboardist in Caravan. During recording for the group's The Unauthorized Breakfast Item CD, a rift between Sinclair and longtime bandleader Pye Hastings...  (2004) » Read more

Koenjihyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koenji – The latest entry from the ever-growing Japanese zeuhl scene is Koenji Hyakkei, a four piece of guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, with male and female voice. Their sound lies firmly along the...  (1995) » Read more

Delta Cyphei Project - Virtual World – Did you ever listen to a CD and after hearing the first song, the second song starts and you think that someone has switched CDs on you? That's precisely what happens with Delta Cyphei Project's (DCP)...  (1995) » Read more

Kaolin - 2001 – This Swiss five-piece has been around in one form or another for over eight years, but this five track 28 minute CD is their first release. Why it’s titled 2001 is a mystery, perhaps dating the...  (2003) » Read more

Mastermind - Insomnia – In 2005, five years after their previous, Angels of the Apocalypse, a Mastermind single called “Broken” appeared, featuring three new songs, an extended mix of the title cut, and four...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues