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Andy Rourke (The Smiths) RIP

Discussion in 'music' started by Tony L, May 19, 2023.

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Sadly confirmed by Johnny Marr on Twitter. A superb bassist IMO. His bassline on This Charming Man is a masterpiece and everything he played added interest and helped make The Smiths as good as they were RIP.
    keith1962, Tarzan, samz and 9 others like this.
  2. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Oh FFS.
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  3. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  4. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    Don't often comment on RIP threads but this one gets a nod from me. Very very sad to read this. Met Andy and the rest of the band band at the Hacienda on 24th November 1983 (and again at the Free Trade Hall early 1984 - had a mate who did some of their sound) and he and Marr were really good to chat to, Morrissey less so :D The Smiths remain one of my favourite bands and that early 80s period in Manchester one of the best eras of my life... partly due to the soundtrack of the likes of the Smiths and New Order... RIP Andy, your music will live on.
    Rob998, alan967tiger, Robn and 2 others like this.
  5. Muttley2

    Muttley2 pfm Member

    Oh no. ☹️
  6. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    John Robb on Radio 5 now talking.
    Just dropped my daughter off to school pulled over to listen to him.
    Really upsetting this, RIP.
  7. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Awful news. Played on my favourite records of all time. RIP Andy.
  8. Joolzdee

    Joolzdee pfm Member

    Terrible news. Played on the soundtrack of my youth. So upset to read this.
    Andy1912 likes this.
  9. madscientist

    madscientist pfm Member

    RIP Andy another sad loss
  10. Robn

    Robn pfm Member

    A terrible loss. His wonderfully melodic bass lines were fundamental to their sound.
    sean99, alan967tiger and gavreid like this.
  11. Caliente

    Caliente pfm Member

    Sad news today, as a long 'aired git in the early 80s I had to hide my admiration of The Smiths from all of my musical associates - but I was really turned onto them by Andy's contribution to 'Well I Wonder' - three musicians in absolute harmony.
  12. Both he and Marr were accomplished musicians at a very young age and as a band produced some of the most iconic songs of the period. What a sad loss. RIP.

  13. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    RIP Andy.
    The Smiths were a good part of why I came to Manchester.
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  14. seagull

    seagull Seabird flavour member

    RIP Andy.

    The Smith's were one of those era defining bands.

    I last saw him playing at the Westy in Aldershot backing Vinny Peculiar.
    Tarzan likes this.
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Awful news.

    Pancreatic cancer - what a c***.
  16. wezzywest

    wezzywest pfm Member

    Very sad news, saw the Smiths at the Free Trade Hall, i remember the Sun wanted them banning. A great guitarist and some brilliant basslines alongsige Marr`s riffs. Shocked by this and sadly missed.RIP. Andy.
    alan967tiger likes this.
  17. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    RIP, so young too.
  18. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger pfm Member

    Superb bassist and a very important part of why I love The Smiths so much.
  19. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Yes horrible.

    The Smiths were the first band I really obsessed over. Used to be able to recite every album word perfect. RIP.
    Brown Bottle and alan967tiger like this.
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    Tim Jones pfm Member

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