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Rowland Stuart Howard (24 October 1959 – 30 December 2009) was an influential musician, guitarist and songwriter, based in Melbourne, Australia, best known for: his work in the Antipodean discophile groups Young Charlatans, The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party (both featuring the singer Nick Cave), Crime and the City Solution and These Immortal Souls; his macabre lyrics and imposing roots-based guitar playing; and his song Shivers, which he wrote early in his career, and for which he… read more

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  • RIP
  • i can just say WOW!
  • Rowly , Rowly , my Autoluminescent God , why I discovered You that late.For now , my every day is better with Your music.
  • I'm standing in a suit As ragged as my nerves And I agree what I've become Is surely worth the hatred That you spat on me The stars above me The night so deep That I could trip or drown And still I see that you would dearly love To shut me down
  • Pashing with the devil at the bus stop... To those of you whom call him ugly.... Damn. Shame on you. He was one of the most beautiful ones both physically and mentally. And oh, so very talented. Sad I didn't get to see him 2007/2008 when I discovered him. He had so much more to give, both to his family & musically. Few people remain this good all thru their life, like Rowly did. Rest in peace, Rowly.
  • Love him, much more then Nick Cave. Nick Cave loved heroin more then Rowland..
  • He deserved so much more than two solo albums no one has heard of. In a better world he would be just as big as Nick Cave. [6]
  • He deserved so much more than two solo albums no one has heard of. In a better world he would be just as big as Nick Cave. [5]
  • He deserved so much more than two solo albums no one has heard of. In a better world he would be just as big as Nick Cave. [4]

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