Pete King (British musician)

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This article is about the drummer. For the tenor saxophonist and manager of Ronnie Scott's, see Pete King (saxophonist). For the alto saxophonist, see Peter King (saxophonist).
Pete King
Born (1958-08-13)13 August 1958
Died 15 July 1987(1987-07-15) (aged 28)
Genres Rock, new wave, progressive rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active ????–1987
Associated acts After the Fire,
BAP, The Flys

Pete King (13 August 1958 – 15 July 1987) was a British musician.

The drummer Pete King played in the British punk band The Flys, then in 1980 joined South London/Surrey based new wave band 'The Rayders', before joining After the Fire.[1] King remained in After the Fire throughout most of the band's brief heyday, performing on their biggest stateside hit, "Der Kommissar," before he became the replacement of Jan Dix in the German rock band BAP in 1986.[citation needed]

He died in 1987 of testicular cancer.[citation needed] He was replaced by Jürgen Zöller (de).[citation needed] The song Flüchtig (literally: "fleeting") was released as a tribute to him on BAP's 1988 album Da Capo.[citation needed]. Pete also briefly filled in for ELO's regular drummer Bev Bevan on ELO's 'Time' Tour in 1982 as Bev was ill and therefore unable to tour at the time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2003). The Great Indie Discography. Canongate. pp. 69–70. ISBN 978-1-84195-335-9. Retrieved 14 January 2011.