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Daevid Allen


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Daevid Allen (born Christopher David Allen on 13 January 1938 in Melbourne, Australia; died on 13 March 2015) was an Australian poet, guitarist, singer, composer and performance artist. He was one of the founders of the British progressive rock band Soft Machine in 1966. After recording just one album with the group, he became the founder/leader of Gong, which he left in 1973 to begin a solo career (though his first solo album, Banana Moon, was released in 1971 while he was still in the group).

Allen explored his quirky, folky take on rock throughout the ’70s and ’80s on albums like 1976’s Good Morning and 1983’s Alien In New York. His solo work also included collaborations with members from NYC’s Material (amongst others Bill Laswell) - or underground rock impresario Kramer like 1993’s Who’s Afraid? and 1996’s Hit Men, which was released on Kramer’s Shimmy Disc label.

Allen returned in 1999 with Money Doesn’t Make It, followed a year later by Stroking the Tail of the Bird. Nectans Glen also followed in 2000.

He died on 13 March 2015


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  • Soci0path

    Oh man, i've just.. nothing but bad news.. // Thank you very much Daevid for sharing your inspirations during all these years, & RIP.

    13 Apr 9:26am Reply
  • avantish

    Oh man! Rest easy dear Daevid.

    20 Mar 12:54am Reply
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    16 Mar 5:45pm Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    RIP, he was so unique! Didn't know until now! :'(

    16 Mar 12:49am Reply
  • tijaniya

    Пока вращается вечное колесо, мы продолжим нести вокруг твоё послание любви… Спи спокойно, вибрация Гонга всегда будет звучать, расти и усиливаться. Ты оставил прекрасное наследие, оно будет сиять в наших детях и их детях. Сейчас - самое счастливое время твоей жизни, будь благословен!

    14 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • Langas9

    Obrigado amigo Daevid. We'll miss you.

    14 Mar 3:50pm Reply
  • Flight123

    Will miss Daevid - part of my musical life since around 1975!

    14 Mar 9:57am Reply
  • KeithJones


    13 Mar 9:44pm Reply
  • radioacrata

    Descanse en paz un artista inolvidable

    13 Mar 9:04pm Reply
  • PhilJames

    RIP Zero the Hero

    13 Mar 8:40pm Reply
  • tim_flatus

    Goodnight Daevid and thanks for Fred the Fish. Big Love.

    13 Mar 5:40pm Reply
  • Spurck


    13 Mar 8:00am Reply
  • JaredMackie

    Sad to hear the news about Daevid, but remember you can kill his body but you can't kill him.

    6 Feb 4:37pm Reply

    Space Allen

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Metaknite

    this shit is cutesy wootsy

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Amazing artist! My fave alien. 8-)

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kamahl90

    Anyone knows where I can get his lyrics?

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • antFz

    He is really Alien!!! : )

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Heatseeqerz

    Divededalienplaybax80 was amazing. Especially the UCLA video of Deavid dancing. It was like Acid House before it had started

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • TheSpacebandits

    the Alien is genious xxx

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
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