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Richard Coughlan RIP

Richard Coughlan, founding member and drummer for Caravan for over forty three years, passed away on Sunday 1st December. Richard died at his home and had been in poor health for the last few years.

by Peter Thelen, Published 2013-12-08

He has played on all of the band’s releases to date and was one of the early birds in the history of the Canterbury bands having sessioned with The Wilde Flowers and predecessors. Despite not being well Richard played percussion at Caravan’s reunion gig in London in December 2010 and received a standing ovation. His unique style of playing and wonderful character will be sorely missed. Richard was 66 years old

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