David Fitzgerald, the previous lead guitarist of The Telescopes, has died.
Fitzgerald was one of many founding members of the band, who shaped in Burton-upon-Trent in 1986, alongside frontman Stephen Lawrie, guitarist/singer Jo Doran, bassist Robert Brookes and drummer Dominic Dillon.
A submit on the official Telescopes Fb web page final night time (December 16) paid tribute to Fitzgerald, calling him “the primary noise guitarist with The Telescopes and a major protagonist of its trigger from the very starting”.
The band went on to thank the late guitarist for “the unforgettable reminiscences and the unbelievable music he left behind and to mild his manner on the journey forward,” earlier than sharing a link to a Telescopes cover recorded by Fitzgerald’s most up-to-date band Junkyard Liberty.
For David Fitzgerald, the primary noise guitarist with The Telescopes and a major protagonist of its trigger from the very…
The Telescopes’ Twitter account additionally shared some archive footage of Fitzgerald enjoying his guitar, writing: “Relaxation in noise punk soul brother”.
You’ll be able to see that tribute, in addition to a collection of others to Fitzgerald, under.
Relaxation in noise punk soul brother ? pic.twitter.com/2DQrVTU37p
— the telescopes (@kickthewall) December 16, 2020
RIP David Fitzgerald, previously of The Telescopes and who joined our reformed lineup of The Emerald Down as a drummer. Very unhappy information.
We did the comeback single with out his involvement however the plan was to file an album, atleast partially, at his studio. ->
— Orange Crate Artwork ⭐️⭐ (@OCAheaven) December 16, 2020
Relaxation in energy
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) December 17, 2020
unhappy to listen to about David Fitzgerald has handed away. an authentic guitarist from one in every of my favourites band all of time @kickthewall. thanks Dave from music and exquisite noise, relaxation in simple?? #thetelescopes #davidfitzgerald #creationrecords #chereerecords pic.twitter.com/j9fwg4R0Nd
— ☮✝☪☸✡☯☦ (@facingproblem) December 17, 2020
After releasing early singles ‘Kick the Wall’, ‘seventh # Catastrophe’ and ‘The Good Needle’ (their breakthrough single), The Telescopes launched their debut LP ‘Style’ in 1989.
The band later signed to Alan McGee’s Creation label, releasing a self-titled album (later reissued as ‘#Untitled Second’) in 1992 which included the tune ‘Flying’.
The Telescopes’ authentic line-up broke up in 1994, citing inventive variations. Lawrie and Doran revived the band in 1996, earlier than Doran left in 2006.
Lawrie nonetheless releases music beneath The Telescopes title, with the band set to launch their newest album ‘Songs of Love And Revolution’ on February 5.