Register to remove these ads

Kate McGarrigle dies

Discussion in 'Folk & Celtic' started by Craig in Indy, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Craig in Indy

    Craig in Indy Your cool Uncle

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    717
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Location:
    Circle City
    It's with profound sadness I have to report that Kate McGarrigle died Monday after a 4-year bout with cancer. She was 63 years old and died at her home in Montreal.

    Kate was from a musical family and was known initially as half of "Kate & Anna McGarrigle," a critically acclaimed folk/pop duo that put out many albums from the 1970s on. Their music was a mix of pop, folk and other traditional French-Canadian music. They first came to public acclaim after Linda Ronstadt and others began recording their material. Perhaps their best known song was Ronstadt's cover of Anna's song "Heart Like a Wheel." By turns humorous, romantic, and dark, their music covered a wide range of subjects and styles (Ronstadt's version of HLAW omitted one of the original verses that spoke about death).

    Kate was also known as the ex-wife of Loudon Wainwright III, and the mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright.

    Very, very sad.
     
  2. Flower

    Flower retired

    Posts:
    7,687
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    In a maze, under a rainbow
    :wa: :wa:
     
  3. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,989
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    That is sad, I know a little bit about the McGarrigle's and they were well known by other musicians.

    RIP Kate.:(
     
  4. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

    Posts:
    33,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    R. I. P. :(
     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">