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Darryl Hunt of The Pogues has died – RIP

The Pogues bassist and songwriter Darryl Hunt has sadly died aged 72, according to the band’s social media. The band’s official channels have put out the message, “We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London”. Several members have shared their own tributes, including Spider Stacey who wrote “This is wretched. […]

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Darryl Hunt of The Pogues has died - RIP

The Pogues bassist and songwriter Darryl Hunt has sadly died aged 72, according to the band’s social media.

The band’s official channels have put out the message, “We are saddened beyond words. Our Darryl passed away yesterday afternoon in London”. Several members have shared their own tributes, including Spider Stacey who wrote “This is wretched. See you around the way, Daz, ‘It’s in the fridge’.

Born on 4th May 1950, Hunt was brought up in Christchurch, Dorset England. He made his first musical foray with The Brothel Creepers, a band formed for a student movie in 1973 whilst studying at Nottingham Trent University, where he earned a BA in Fine Art.

The Brothel Creepers became Plummet Airlines and their first single was released on Stiff Records. He then formed The Favorites, a punk pop group who released two singles on 4 Play, one of which, SOS, was Annie Nightingale’s (Radio 1) single of the week.

In the early 1980s Hunt began spending time with The Pogues, doing sound, driving and tour managing as well as being responsible for the gear. Over time he stood in for bassist Cait O’Riorden before she left the band, and become permanent bassist in September 1986, from the album If I Should Fall From Grace With God onwards.

His song Love You Till The End features on The Pogues album Pogue Mahone and was used in the credits of the Jay Roach film Mystery, Alaska and used throughout the Richard LaGravenese film P.S. I Love You.

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All words by Iain Key. See his Author Profile here author’s archive or on Twitter as @iainkey.

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