Kim Simmonds, founding father of Savoy Brown, died on Tuesday (Dec. 13), based on an announcement launched by the band. He was 75 years outdated.
“Kim Simmonds handed away peacefully within the night of December thirteenth — could he relaxation in peace,” the group shared on social media. “Please word one in every of Kim’s final requests was to thank the followers of Savoy Brown — your help was and shall at all times be immensely appreciated.”
In August, the blues guitarist introduced that he had been preventing stage 4 colon most cancers — particularly, a a uncommon type referred to as signet cell colon most cancers –for greater than a yr. He famous that the chemotherapy he was receiving had made it troublesome for him to play his instrument as a result of facet impact of “peripheral neuropathy which has now deadened the nerves in my fingers and fingers (ft too).” On the time, Brown defined that his kind of most cancers “isn’t discovered early sufficient to provide an opportunity for treatment,” and happens in lower than one % of instances.
Whereas Simmonds initially shaped The Savoy Brown Blues Band in 1965 with singer Brice Portius, bassist Ray Chappell, drummer Leo Mannings, keys participant Trevor Jeavons and harmonica participant John O’Leary, he remained the only fixed member of the band all through practically six many years of lineup adjustments. All through their profession, the band launched greater than 40 studio albums with the 2 most up-to-date — Ain’t Executed But and Taking the Blues Again Dwelling: Stay in America — arriving in 2020.
Learn Savoy Brown’s tribute to Simmonds under.