Bryn Merrick

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Bryn Merrick
Born(1958-10-12)12 October 1958
Barry, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 12 September 2015(2015-09-12) (aged 56)
Cardiff, Wales
GenresPunk, gothic rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsThe Damned

Bryn Merrick (12 October 1958 – 12 September 2015) was a bassist who was a member of Cardiff-based punk band Victimize. He later joined the Damned[1] between 1983 and 1989, replacing Paul Gray, who had left for UFO. Merrick's first release with the Damned was the single "Thanks for the Night" b/w "Nasty". He was the Damned's bassist on the albums Phantasmagoria (1985) and Anything (1986).

Merrick played with the Shamones, a Ramones tribute band that toured the UK for five years, until splitting in August 2015.[2]

Merrick died of cancer, at University Hospital Llandough, on 12 September 2015, aged 56.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Biography: The Damned". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ James McCarthy (12 September 2015). "The Damned bassist Bryn Merrick dies at Llandough Hospital after a battle with cancer". walesonline.
  3. ^ McCarthy, James (12 September 2015). "The Damned bassist Bryn Merrick dies at Llandough Hospital after a battle with cancer". Wales Online. Retrieved 18 September 2015.