Artist Collapses Onstage and Dies

Mick Farren, a hippie-punk-poet-journalist-novelist-rocker who first appeared on the radar in the 1960s, collapsed onstage in London on Saturday night and died shortly after.  He was a couple of months short of his 70th birthday.  No cause of death has been announced.

Farren’s first band was The Deviants, a group that was big with the 60s underground crowd.  He later recorded a series of solo records, a couple with Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and a few more Deviants records.

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