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RIP Graham Brazier

RIP Graham Brazier

Friday 4th September, 2015 12:55PM

Hello Sailor frontman and solo artist Graham Brazier has died, aged 63. The iconic New Zealand musician, who co-founded Hello Sailor in 1975 and went on to form The Legionnaires in the 80s, suffered a heart attack in July which forced the cancelation of a 40th anniversary Hello Sailor tour that was set to take place this month.

Brazier reportedly died in an Auckland rehabilitation facility.

UnderTheRadar extends our deepest condolences to all Graham's family, friends and fans.


Here is a clip of Graham speaking about his song 'Billy Bold' on Squeeze on MTV a number of years ago...






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I was in a jug band with Graham in 1968 or 9 - he was younger than me, maybe fifteen. There were three of us; we were called The Greasy Handful, and he was the frontman, of course. Sang and played blues harp. We played in the Wynyard Tavern, the Poles Apart... He turned me on to the Beats, Ginsberg, all that City Lights stuff, and it changed what I thought writing was about. I left NZ in late '69, and never knew he went on to be such a star. Amazing and very moving to hear of his death today. The past never felt so present.
Posted by David Tomory - anonymous 1 year ago
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Such sad news. Truly one of the really great bands our country has had the pleasure to experience. You're always a Texan Graham. Thanks. RIP
Posted by Kevin Dunkley - anonymous 1 year ago


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