Chris Bailey, the founder and singer of the punk-rock group “The Saints” died Saturday at the age of 65.
The band announced his death via a statement on social media.
The causes of his death have not been disclosed.
Chris Bailey was born in Kenya and raised until the age of 7 in Belfast. Then he moved afterwards with his family to Australia.
In 1973, he founded his first group “Kid Galahad and the Eternals”, a formation which became the following year “The Saints” with Ed Kuepper on guitar, Kym Bradshaw on bass and Ivor Hay on drums and guitar. ‘organ.
It was with the title “Stranded” (which will be released on the album of the same name in 1976) that the group broke through.
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Alongside his band, Chris Bailey had embarked on a solo career with seven albums released under his name.
Many artists have paid tribute to the musician after the announcement of his death, such as Duff McKagan of the American group “Guns N’Roses” or even his compatriot Jimmy Barnes, the latter stipulating that Bailey and his group were punks before the movement punk.