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Drummer Robbie France Passes Away

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  1. opera races

    opera races Senior Member

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    Robbie joined Diamond Head during the Canterbury album and later went on to play drums with UFO and other bands.

    I happened to find Robbie's blog awhile ago. It wasn't very active but has a few interesting things on it.

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    Drummer Robbie France Passes Away

    Robbie France, who played with both UFO and Diamond Head, died on Saturday, January 14.

    In a lengthy career, drummer France played on Diamond Head’s 1983 album Canterbury and spent a year with UFO from 1984. France was also a member of Wishbone Ash, recording the 1991 album Strange Affair. He was a founder-member of Skunk Anansie, playing on their 1995 debut album Paranoid And Sunburnt.

    Last year, France (who was also a respected drum tutor) had first novel published. This was called Six Degrees South.

    LINK: Classic Rock

    LINK: Robbie's Blog: Robbie France’s Blog

    This solo is from the Diamond Head Canterbury Tour 1984, recorded at Leicester. I have the official VHS tape of this show ...

     
  2. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    In keeping with the theme the last few years...didn't know about his UFO stint or playing on that Wishbone Ash album either.

    RIP Robbie France.
     
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    Rest In Peace.
     
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    Another good one gone. RIP.
     
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    R. I. P. :uh:
     
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    Phil B. Far Out Man!

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    Sad news :(
     

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