John Gosling, who performed keyboards with the Kinks throughout a tumultuous and wildly inventive run from 1970 to 1978, has died on the age of 75. “We’re deeply saddened by the information of the passing of John Gosling. We’re sending our condolences to John’s spouse and household,” reads an announcement on the band’s social media accounts.
Gosling performed on 10 Kinks albums and the demo of the basic monitor “Lola.” After leaving the group within the late ’70s, he joined former Kinks members in Kast Off Kinks within the mid-Nineties and carried out with them till retiring in 2008.
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“I’m dismayed, deeply upset by John Gosling’s passing,” Kinks guitarist Dave Davies stated. “He has been a good friend and essential contributor to the Kinks’ music throughout his time with us. Deepest sympathies to his spouse and household. I’ll maintain deep affection and love for him in my coronary heart at all times. Nice musician and a terrific man.”
“At the moment we misplaced an expensive good friend and colleague. He was a terrific musician and had a improbable humorousness … which made him a well-liked member of the band,” added drummer Mick Avory. “He leaves us with some blissful recollections. God bless him.”
We’re deeply saddened by the information of the passing of John Gosling. We’re sending our condolences to John's spouse and household. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/eFl5n6MQfB
— The Kinks (@TheKinks) August 4, 2023
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