Posted by themusicsover on April 18, 2013
February 28, 1944 – April 18, 2013
Storm Thorgerson was a renowned graphic artist whose catalog includes some of rock music’s most famous album covers. Born in Middlesex, England, Thorgerson went to high school with Syd Barrett and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame. He eventually joined a graphic arts collective called Hipgnosis which created many popular album cover designs until closing shop in 1983. He then went on to form his own design house, Storm Studios. Arguably, Thorgerson’s most famous cover is the one he designed for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Often surreal in nature, his canon of work includes the covers of most of the Pink Floyd albums; the Cult‘s Electric; Led Zeppelin‘s Presence and In Through the Out Door; Peter Gabriel‘s three self-titled albums; as well as visually stunning covers for Muse, Phish, Megadeth, Catherine Wheel, Black Sabbath, the Cranberries, Genesis, Alan Parsons and many more. Thorgerson also directed popular videos by the likes of Bruce Dickinson, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young, David Gilmour, and of course, Pink Floyd. He suffered a stroke in 2003 but recovered and went back to work. Sometime later, he was diagnosed with cancer and ultimately died from it on April 18, 2013. Storm Thorgerson was 69 when he passed away.
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Posted by themusicsover on April 10, 2013
DOB Unknown – April 10, 2013
Tim Carr was a songwriter, producer, and A&R executive who made perhaps his biggest mark on the music business while at Capitol, Dreamworks and Geffen Records. While at Capitol, Carr was instrumental in signing such bands as the Beastie Boys and Megadeth to the label. Throughout his career he also worked with such acts as Lush, Babes In Toyland, David Byrne, and Information Society. Prior to his record company work, Carr, who was living in Minneapolis, wrote music reviews for the local press and put on a local music festival. During the early 2000s, he moved to Thailand where he was worked with local rock singer, Sek Loso. He was also working on a music documentary. According to various sources, Carr’s body was discovered in his home by his landlord with at least one apparently fatal stab wound to the chest. Other circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately released. Tim Carr was 57 when he passed away.
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Posted in Record Label | Tagged: Babes In Toyland, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Information Society, Lush, Megadeth, Sek Loso, Tim Carr | Comments Off on Died On This Date (April 10, 2013) Tim Carr / Former A&R Executive at Capitol, Dreamworks & Geffen