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Legendary rocker Daevid Allen dies

Rocker Daevid Allen, the legendary founder of the band Soft Machine died Friday at age 77. Described as a “poet, philosopher and performance artist,” the Australia native is said to have “defined the spirit of globalist, free-thinking hippiedom.”

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  • Daevid Allen - Wikipedia

    Christopher David Allen (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015), known as Daevid Allen, sometimes credited as Divided Alien, was an Australian poet, guitarist, singer, composer and performance artist. He was co-founder of the psychedelic rock groups Soft Machine (in the UK, 1966) and Gong (in France, 1967).

  • Gong founder Daevid Allen has died, aged 77 | Music | The ...

    Daevid Allen, the leader of the legendary prog-jazz eccentrics Gong, has died aged 77. The news was confirmed on the Facebook page of Allen’s son, Orlando Monday Allen. And so dada Ali, bert ...

  • Daevid Allen, Guitarist and Singer in Progressive Rock ...

    Daevid Allen, an eccentric Australian-born guitarist, singer and poet who was an original member of the psychedelic rock group the Soft Machine and went on to found Gong, an aggressively avant ...

  • Gong, Soft Machine Founder Daevid Allen Dead at 77 ...

    Daevid Allen, a founding member of the influential jazz outfit Soft Machine and the driving force behind the prog-rock group Gong, has died at 77. Gong, Soft Machine Founder Daevid Allen Dead at ...

  • Gong’s Daevid Allen dies; ringmaster of prog rock band

    Daevid Allen, the whimsical visionary behind the seminal prog rock act Gong, has died. He was 77. As a bandleader in the vein of Sun Ra, George Clinton and Frank Zappa, Allen lorded over a strange and imaginative musical universe, complete with its own LSD-fueled mythologies.

  • Daevid Allen dies aged 77 - The Wire

    Gong founder and Soft Machine member Daevid Allen has died aged 77. Allen was given six months to live when his cancer returned after a period of remission. Born in Melbourne in 1938, he moved to Europe in 1960 and spent time collaborating with William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

  • Daevid Allen obituary | Music | The Guardian

    If anybody could be said to have defined the spirit of globalist, free-thinking hippiedom, it was Daevid Allen, who has died of cancer aged 77.

  • Gong’s Daevid Allen Dies | Jonty Skrufff's Blog

    Counter-culture hero and role model Daevid Allen of Gong and Soft Machine infamy, died this week aged 77, after a long battle with cancer. Chatting to Skrufff in 2001 (full interview below), he outlined his inspirationally idiosyncratic design for life that saw him sell an estimated 20million albums ...

  • Daevid Allen, prog-rock innovator - obituary - Telegraph

    Daevid Allen, the Australian guitarist and founder of Gong, who has died aged 77, played a prominent role in the British avant-garde rock movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Gong (band) - Wikipedia

    The Gong mythology is a humorous collection of recurring characters and allegorical themes which permeate the albums of Gong and Daevid Allen, and to a lesser extent the early works of Steve Hillage.

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