The Pogues’ bassist Darryl Hunt dies aged 72

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The Pogues’ bass participant Darryl Hunt has died aged 72.

The punk group mentioned on Twitter they had been “saddened past phrases” to share that Hunt had died on Monday afternoon in London.

Posting a black-and-white picture of Hunt holding a guitar case, they paid tribute by quoting the lyrics of their track Love You Until the Finish, which was written by Hunt. They quoted: “I do know you wish to hear me catch my breath / I really like you until the tip.”

The Pogues’ frontman, Shane MacGowan, described Hunt as a “nice pal and a terrific bass participant” in his personal tribute to his late bandmate. “I’m very very sorry that Darryl has handed on, he was a very nice man and a terrific pal and a terrific bass participant,” MacGowan wrote on Twitter. “We are going to all miss him.”

The musician and songwriter was born in Hampshire on 4 Could 1950. Earlier than he started taking part in bass within the Pogues in 1986, he was part of the pub rock band Plummet Airways and the Favourites.

He was concerned within the Celtic-inspired band’s subsequent work together with their 1988 album If I Ought to Fall from Grace with God which featured the Christmas hit Fairytale of New York.

Hunt featured of their materials till their final album, Pogue Mahone, in 1996. He has writing credit on quite a lot of their songs.

Spider Stacy, his bandmate, paid tribute to Hunt on Twitter, writing: “That is wretched. See you round the way in which, Daz. ‘It’s within the fridge’ #TrickyTrees”.

The band consisted of frontman Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer, James Fearnley, Andrew Ranken, Terry Woods, Hunt and different musicians all through the years.


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