THE DEAD
London

 

PAUL FORSYTH (aka TONE DEAF) - VOCALS

NICKY WELSH - BASS
BRIAN SMITH - GUITAR IVOR DRUMSTICK - DRUMS

 

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The above photograph was taken back stage at the "Roxy", London in 1977

Yes he was what I call the 'proper drummer' Ivor only ever did one show with us it's me at the back brian smith at the front the others are fans

Appearing on the London Punk scene in mid 1977, THE DEAD, passed their audition night at the Roxy club on 13th July, 77 and soon became a regular act at the club and various venues across the capital supporting the likes of Eater and Blitz. They hit the headlines in early 1978 when, supposedly, lead singer Tone Deaf was killed in a hit and run accident in Paris whilst the band were there to play some gigs. Its unknown whether this was a reality or publicity stunt, "The singer of The Dead, is dead", etc... however, the rest of the band stated they would continue as a three piece.

They turned up again at the Roxy in March and sent out a press release announcing their debut 7" single, "Mystery Girl" on Angry Records (written by Brian & Nicky), to be issued on the 7th of April.

 

The above snippet appeared in the fanzine "Ripped & Torn" #11 from April 1978.

 

 

Nick Welsh Ivor Drumstick Brian Smith

Hampstead, London January 1978

 

The above gig review for the "Roxy Club" appeared in a issue of "Live Wire" fanzine from 1978.

 

Brian Smith Steve Minefee Paul Forsyth Nick Welsh
The Basement in Covent Garden, London Aug 77

 

Above is an original A5 Gig flyer for the 'Priory Youth Centre' for Friday 30th September 1977

 

 

 

 

And that was the last to be heard of THE DEAD until ....

 

 

Nick Welsh Page

 

Thanks go to 'Joe Public' & Nick Welsh for the above information.

 

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