Legendary Guitarist David Roback has died, aged 61


Legendary guitarist David Roback has died, the co-founder of Band Mazzy Star, Dies at the age of 61.

David Roback publicicst confirmed that he died in Los Angeles Times and NBC News.

Roback is most known as the co-founder of rock band Mazzy Star. He was born in Los Angeles. He was first active in the Paisley Underground scene — an alternative genre of music — in Los Angeles during the 1980s before he went on to become the leader of the band Rain Parade, NBC News reported.

In 1983, he left the band after the release of their first album Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, the LA Times reported. He then joined Rainy Day.

Roback also left Rainy Day and formed Opal with singer Kendra Smith who was later replaced by Hope Sandoval before Roback changed the name of the band to Mazzy Star in 1989.

Mazzy Star is most known for their songs “Fade Into You” from their album So Tonight That I Might See, which was released in 1993 and “Halah” and “Blue Flower” from their debut album She Hangs Brightly, which was released in 1990.


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