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DER BRITISCHE KEYBOARDER DAVE GREENFIELD (THE STRANGLERS) IST GESTORBEN

DER BRITISCHE KEYBOARDER DAVE GREENFIELD (THE STRANGLERS) IST GESTORBEN

05.05.2020 Der am 29. März 1949 in Brighton (England) geborene Keyboarder, Sänger und Songwriter Dave Greenfield (Bild) ist am 3. Mai 2020 nach einer COVID-19-Infektion gestorben. Berühmt wurde er ab 1975 als Mitglied der Punk- und Rockband The Stranglers. Unvergessen bleibt sein Cembalo-Spiel im weltweiten Hit "Golden Brown".


Bild: Dave Greenfield 2012 mit The Stranglers im Olympia Paris - Foto: Stranglers French forum - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dave-Greenfield.jpg

We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening of 3rd May 2020. Following a stay in hospital for heart problems, Dave tested positive for the Covid-19 virus last Sunday but he sadly lost his battle last night. Dave had been an ever present in the band since joining in late 1975 and his keyboard wizardry was world-renowned over his 45 year career in The Stranglers. Dave was a lovable, friendly and eccentric character who always had time to chat.

 http://www.thestranglers.co.uk/?p=16131

Stranglers' keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies after contracting Covid-19

A long-standing member of the influential punk band, Greenfield (...) was known for his distinctive sound and playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ.

He wrote the piece of music that would become Golden Brown. His bandmates initially discarded the song and did not consider it a potential single, but once released it became their biggest hit, eventually winning the band an Ivor Novello award.

PA Media

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/04/stranglers-keyboardist-dave-greenfield-dies-after-contracting-covid-19

The Stranglers were going to embark on a farewell tour this summer prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, which was postponed.

https://www.spin.com/2020/05/dave-greenfield-stranglers-keyboardist-dies-at-71/

In 1983, while the Stranglers were still active, Greenfield collaborated with the band's Jean-Jacques "JJ" Burnel on an album called Fire & Water (Ecoutez Vos Murs). On the Stranglers' website, Burnel called Greenfield a "musical genius" and wrote, "All of us in the worldwide Stranglers' family grieve and send our sincerest condolences to [Greenfield's wife] Pam."

Matthew Strauss

https://pitchfork.com/news/dave-greenfield-keyboardist-of-the-stranglers-dead-at-71-from-covid-19/

Greenfield played on well-loved tracks including Golden Brown, Peaches and No More Heroes.

Critics compared his sound to that of Ray Manzarek from the Doors, who also used "rapid arpeggios" to create dynamism in his music.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/05/stranglers-keyboard-player-dave-greenfield-71-dies-testing-positive/

Stranglers' Dave Greenfield Dead at 71 After Coronavirus Battle

Keyboardist's baroque playing defined band's most memorable songs, including "Golden Brown" and "(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)"

Kory Grow

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/stranglers-dave-greenfield-dead-993682/

Indeed, simply having a keyboardist at all was unusual for punk bands of the time, but Greenfield's distinctive use of organ and synthesizers would have set the band apart in any rock era. The Stranglers experimented with an array of different styles over the years and have remained active since their inception, even having to postpone their farewell tour due to the pandemic.

Ellise Shafer

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/dave-greenfield-dead-dies-the-stranglers-keyboardist-1234597328/

Das Cembalo verhalf den Stranglers 1982 zum Durchbruch in den Pop - auf ihm spielte Greenfield die berühmte Melodie von "Golden Brown", der bekannteste und grösste Hit der Band.

Eigentlich war er Keyboarder, seine berühmteste Melodie spielte er aber auf dem Cembalo: "Golden Brown". Dave Greenfield, Mitglied der Punkband The Stranglers, ist an einer Infektion mit Covid-19 gestorben.

xvc/AP

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/dave-greenfield-keyboarder-der-stranglers-an-covid-19-gestorben-a-29628a30-3ca6-4858-8c5c-cc5e4310f9fb

Arpeggiator des Punk

Seine Fingerfertigkeit war das Markenzeichen der britischen Band, die für dieses Jahr eine Abschiedstour geplant hatte. Greenfield, der ein Herzleiden hatte, starb mit 71 Jahren an Corona. 

Johannes von Weizsäcker

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/kultur-vergnuegen/arpeggiator-des-punk-der-stranglers-keyboarder-david-greenfield-ist-tot-li.82825

Irre bis genial

Der Musiker David Paul Greenfield war das Mastermind der Band The Stranglers und schrieb einen Walzer über die Droge Heroin. Im Alter von 71 Jahren ist er an den Folgen einer Covid-19-Infektion gestorben.

Jan Kedves

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/david-paul-greenfield-gestorben-irre-bis-genial-1.4897782

David Greenfield, génial clavier des Stranglers, succombe au coron avirus

Jean-Baptiste Garat

https://www.lefigaro.fr/musique/david-greenfield-genial-clavier-des-stranglers-succombe-au-coronavirus-20200504

Videos:

Golden Brown - The Stranglers (Restored Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLplzF7Ibpbjn8ZcaFc7YHbTnPkAkMMdcb&v=z-GUjA67mdc&feature=emb_logo

The Stranglers - Peaches 1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUlI2nAl1UY

The Stranglers - No More Heroes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B4bsqYxwo0

Walk on By

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=WYkqLm9cM3Y&feature=emb_logo

The Stranglers, (Get a) Grip (On Yourself), Rattus at The Roundhouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tealap5wNIg

Mehr:

https://www.facebook.com/Dave-Greenfield-233820685514/

http://www.thestranglers.co.uk/?p=16131

https://www.discogs.com/artist/257111-Dave-Greenfield

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

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