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Died On This Date (June 5, 2015) Nick Marsh /Flesh For Lulu

Posted by themusicsover on June 5, 2015

Nick Marsh
DOB Unknown – June 5, 2015

nick-marshNick Marsh is best remembered as the co-founder and lead singer of ’80s goth/alternative rock band, Flesh For Lulu.  Formed in London in 1982, the band quickly signed to Polyder who unceremoniously dropped them after lackluster sales of the self-titled debut.  After a couple more miss-starts, the band signed with Beggars Banquet who was able to place their new single, “I Go Crazy,” into the popular John Hughes film, Some Kind Of Wonderful film; the result, decent rotation on American college radio and their first tour of the United States.  The momentum continued with Capitol Records soon releasing Long Live The New Flesh, which included “I Go Crazy,” as well as their second college (and MTV) hit, “Postcards From Paradise.” In 1989, they scored their biggest hit single with “Time And Space,” after which Capitol dropped them for reasons unknown.  The band soon split up. During the mid ’90s, Marsh resurfaced fronting a new band called Gigantic, which failed to repeat the success of Flesh For Lulu, so they disbanded a couple of years later.  In 2013, Marsh reformed Flesh For Lulu who toured clubs to the cheers of longtime fans.  On June 5, 2015, Nick Marsh, 53, died of an aggressive form of throat cancer.

Thanks to Benjie Gordon of The Hair Up There for the assist.

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