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Died On This Date (June 24, 2013) Alan Myers / Former Drummer For Devo

Posted by themusicsover on June 24, 2013

Alan Myers
DOB Unknown – June 24, 2013

alan-myersAlan Myers is best remembered as the drummer for Devo during their most successful period.  Brought into the fold to replace Jim Mothersbaugh in 1976, Myers played on Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo and Freedom of Choice. Are We Not Men reached #14 on the Billboard charts and spawned the band’s biggest hit, “Whip It.”.  By 1987, Myers had left the group to pursue other musical interests.  He went on to play with such bands as Babooshka, Jean Paul Yamamoto, Skyline Electric, and Swahili Blonde.  Alan Myers lost his battle with cancer on June 24, 2013.

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