Gwen Stefani honored the reminiscence of considered one of No Doubt‘s founding members, John Spence, in a tribute posted 35 years after his dying.
Spence was the unique lead singer within the earliest days of the Anaheim, Calif., group, whereas Stefani offered backing vocals. The primary model of No Doubt — with a reputation impressed by a phrase Spence usually stated — was fashioned in 1986. “For some motive there was mechanically this built-in following,” Stefani stated in a 1996 interview with Spin. “Folks liked the truth that it was a lady, that it was 2-Tone, that it was me and John up there.” A yr later, Spence died by suicide on the age of 18.
“remembering John Spence right this moment, and all the time,” Stefani wrote of the late singer and good friend on Instagram Wednesday (Dec. 21).
The pop star and Voice coach shared six images on her publish, main with a black-and-white picture of the 2 of them collectively. A few of the different photos included efficiency pictures and what seems to be a faculty yearbook picture of Spence.
See her assortment of private images with Spence on Instagram.