Wednesday, November 23, 2005

RIP John Studholme (Prag Vec)

Just received some sad news. John Studholme from the post-punk band Prag Vec had been fighting cancer for a while and according to singer Sue Gogan, he "had a relapse while recovering from the chemo. He caught pneumonia in the hospital and died on Monday."

Along with Gogan, Studholme had co-written many of the band's songs. At the time, he, Gogan and drummer Nick Cash had been working with Mute Records UK to put together a compilation/reissue of Prag Vec material, which has been long out of print. As far as I know, that's still happening and on track to come out some time in 2006. Having already heard a copy of the material, I think it'll provide a nice tribute to John.

For more info about the band, see the Prag Vec website.

JANUARY 2006: Correspondence from Lilli Studholme-Landau (John's daughter). "... although I was glad to see your appreciation of my dad's music, I was unhappy that you were so misinformed about his illness. There is no need for me to go into the details (they were significantly more complicated then you were lead to believe), but I would be grateful if you would amend your site so that it could read 'after a long illness' rather than the misinformation you have received."

1 Comments:

Blogger Flare said...

Thanks for posting this - the pragVEC page is at www.pragvec.co.uk

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