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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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daevid_Allen

    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 ...

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/gong-founder-daevid...

    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 ...

  • Remembering Daevid Allen, co-founder of Soft Machine and ...

    www.latimes.com/.../la-et-ms-daevid-allen...dies-20150313-column.html

    Daevid Allen, the influential poet, musician and iconoclast best known for co-founding avant-rock bands the Soft Machine and Gong, has died, according to an announcement on his Facebook page.

  • R.I.P. Daevid Allen, founder of Gong and Soft Machine, has ...

    https://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/r-i-p-daevid-allen-founder...

    Daevid Allen, founder of progressive and psychedelic rock bands Gong and Soft Machine, has died at the age of 77. The Australian musician lost his long battle cancer. His son Orlando made the ...

  • Daevid Allen of Gong - litkicks.com

    https://www.litkicks.com/DaevidAllenOfGong

    Update, March 13 2015: Daevid Allen has died, according to a message from his son. Daevid Allen, a brilliant songwriter and archetypal hippie prog-rocker who co-founded Soft Machine in 1966 before reaching his peak as the mad visionary genius of Gong, has announced that he is dying of cancer and has six months to live.

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

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/arts/music/daevid-allen...

    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 ...

  • Daevid Allen obituary | Music | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/daevid-allen

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

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/gong-soft-machine...

    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 ...

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

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11469764/Daevid-Allen...

    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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_(band)

    Gong are an international progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock into their musical style. The group was formed in Paris in 1967 by Australian musician Daevid Allen and English vocalist Gilli Smyth.Band members have included Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlen, Bill Laswell and Theo Travis.

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