Nick Knox, from The Cramps, dies at age 60
Nick Knox, a drummer for The Cramps band, passed away at 60 years old. The details of his death are yet to be revealed.
The late musician drew his last breath on Friday, June 15, 2018, and was considered one of the most influential drummers of the American Punk Rock movement.
The news of his passing was delivered by Miriam Linna, a former bandmate, who took to her Facebook page to share a lengthy text about the drummer with her fans and followers.
According to her, the last time she saw Knox, he was in intensive care at the Cleveland Clinic. They had been friends since the early 70's and she described him as a man who didn't like to draw attention.
"Nicky hated attention from strangers, even when they were well-meaning fans. When he came out of the woodwork to DJ that first time Oct. 13, then on Feb 23 and again on April 28, he refused photos and autographs from nearly everyone"
Miriam Linna, Facebook, June 15, 2018
In memory of Nick Knox here’s a fun Cleveland fact:— Underground Jukebox (@clevelandbeyond) June 16, 2018
Nick - shown at L rec’d w/electric eels (1975) - and Don Evans (the drummer on the Rocket From The Tombs 5/5/75 Agora set) - shown at R w/best friend the late Jim Jones c. 1974 - grew up together and remained good friends. pic.twitter.com/1OPRX70FfW
Linna revealed that Knox was a 'voracious reader and that he loved spending time reading every rock 'n roll biography and autobiography that he could get his hands on.
But, although he loved books, nothing would give him more please than reading MAD Magazine, which he was addicted to. That was one of the sweetest memories Linna had of Knox.
Before joining Lux Interior and Poison Ivy in the Cramps, in 1977, when he replaced Linna, Knox played the drums for the Electric Eels, a protopunk band from Cleveland.
While at The Cramps, he was featured in four albums, Songs the Lord Taught Us, Psychedelic Jungle, A Date With Elvis and Stay Slick!. Knox eventually left the band in 1991, which then disbanded in 2009.
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