Known from album Marquee Moon
Singer and guitarist Tom Verlaine († 73) died
The US singer, guitarist and songwriter Tom Verlaine is dead. The former frontman of the rock band Television died after a short illness on Saturday (local time) in New York.
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Tom Verlaine became famous with the punk album “Marquee Moon” (1977) with the title song of the same name.
Tom Verlaine passed away on Saturday at the age of 73. This was reported, among other things, by the magazine “Rolling Stone” and the “New York Times”, citing Jesse Paris Smith, daughter of rock legend Patti Smith. Verlaine, whose real name was Thomas Miller, was 73 years old.
“He died peacefully in New York City surrounded by close friends. We will miss his vision and imagination,” Smith said.
Verlaine formed Television in 1973 with guitarist Richard Lloyd. The band became famous with the punk album “Marquee Moon” (1977) with the title song of the same name. Verlaine later traveled as a solo musician. He worked with artists such as David Bowie and Patti Smith (76). ( SDA)