Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays Member Dies Hours Before Concert

Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays Member Dies Hours Before Concert

Paul Ryder, who was a founding member and friend of Happy Mondays in the U.K., passed away suddenly on July 15. The group was supposed to perform at the Kubix Festival in Sunderland on that night but it was cancelled. Ryder’s brother Shaun Ryder, Happy Mondays frontman, shared the news via social networks. Ryder was 58 years old.

“The Ryder family and Happy Mondays band members are deeply saddened and shocked to say that Paul Ryder passed away this morning,” The band declared. “A true pioneer and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time. Long live his funk.”

Ryder’s death was announced by the band. Kubix Festival organizers offered their condolences. “Following the tragic news of Paul Ryder passing away this morning, The Happy Mondays will no longer be playing tonight’s show and our thoughts remain with the band and Paul’s family at this difficult time,”They said.

Happy Mondays were a major part of Manchester’s music scene throughout the 1980s, 1990s. Their first album was released. Squirrel & G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Smile (White Out).In 1987, he was born. Their second album, 1990. Pills ‘n’ Thrills & BellyachesIncluded the hit singles “Move on” und “Kinky Afro.” However, the band split in 1993. They reunited in 1999 with Gary Whelan, drummer, Ryder Brothers and Mark percussionist. “Bez” Berry. Paul Davis, the keyboardist and Mark Day were founding members of the group. Day did not return to the group until 2012. Shaun, Berry, Berry, Rowetta, Day and Dan Broad are the current members of the group. Their most recent studio album was released. Uncle DysfunktionalIn 2007.

Ryder was not part of Happy Monday. 24 Hour Party People The Ghosts Of Oxford StreetThe following reports are available: BBC. In recent years, he lived in California. “I moved out to California years ago and got acclimatized within a week… I do miss some of the Manchester vibes, though,”He told the story Music Radar In 2017.

Ryder, in a 2017 interview, admitted that he couldn’t read music. “The grooves I played in the Mondays came from Northern soul and disco,”He said. “I can’t read music, so I just copied the basslines, but I could never get them spot-on so they turned into my own basslines.”

Ryder’s sudden death left Happy Mondays’ supporters devastated. “Too young. He brought musical joy to many & will be missed greatly,”One fan wrote. “So sad such a shock, top bloke when I met him, thanks for [the] soundtrack of the 90s & Manchester scene,”Another comment. “RIP Paul. What a legend, thanks for the music, it changed my life,”Another fan wrote.

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