Stone Roses’ Original Bassist Pete Garner Passes Away at 61

The Passing of Pete Garner

The music world is in mourning as Pete Garner, the original bassist of the iconic English rock band The Stone Roses, has passed away at the age of 61.

The news of his death has left fans and fellow musicians deeply saddened. While the exact cause of his death has not been confirmed, it marks a significant loss for the music community.

Tributes Pour In

In the wake of Pete Garner’s passing, Ian Brown, the lead singer of The Stone Roses, led tributes to his former bandmate.

Brown shared heartfelt memories of their time together, showcasing the bond that was forged during their early days as young punk rockers.

He reminisced about their shared experiences and the profound love for music that Pete embodied throughout his life.

Ian Brown expressed his deep sorrow in a message on X, where he responded to a user sharing the sad news. He remembered their youth and the punk rock scene of 1977 when they first met.

The connection they shared during their formative years was evident, and Brown recalled a poignant moment when they decided to attend a Clash concert together the night before Pete’s math and geography O-level exams.

The enduring friendship and mutual respect they had for each other were evident as Ian Brown paid tribute to Pete’s unwavering passion for music.

Pete Garner’s love for music had been a lifelong journey, with roots tracing back to the release of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK.”

His deep appreciation for music was a defining aspect of his personality, making him a unique and cherished figure in the industry.

A Fond Farewell

Pete Garner’s musical journey began with The Patrol in 1980, three years before the formation of The Stone Roses.

He, along with Ian and John, laid the foundation for the iconic band. Their musical camaraderie eventually led to the creation of The Stone Roses, with the addition of rhythm guitarist Andy Couzens and drummer Simon Wolstencroft.

While Pete played a crucial role in the band’s early days, he decided to leave The Stone Roses in 1987 to pursue a different path, working at HMV.

His departure marked a transition in the band’s lineup, with Mani taking over as the bassist. The Stone Roses continued to make music and perform live until 2017 when they concluded their journey.

New Collaborations

In the world of music, new beginnings often emerge from the echoes of the past. John Squire, the former guitarist of The Stone Roses, has announced an exciting collaboration with Liam Gallagher for a joint album set to release in the coming year.

Liam Gallagher, known for his bold statements, has described the forthcoming album as “the best record” since The Beatles’ “Revolver.”

The collaboration between Liam Gallagher and John Squire took shape after a surprise performance by Squire at Liam’s Knebworth shows in June.

They joined forces to perform The Stone Roses’ classic “Champagne Supernova,” igniting excitement among fans.

Liam Gallagher’s enthusiasm for their upcoming album is palpable, as he confidently asserts that it surpasses the legendary 1966 album “Revolver” by The Beatles.

This bold claim has piqued the curiosity of music enthusiasts, raising expectations for what’s to come.

As we remember Pete Garner, his legacy and the music he contributed to as a part of The Stone Roses live on. The music world continues to evolve, with new collaborations and exciting projects on the horizon.

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