He wrote “Golden Brown”

Dave Greenfield (1949-2020) is dead. The longtime keyboardist of the British punk rock band The Stranglers died on Sunday evening of the consequences of a Covid 19 disease. The band announces this on their official homepage . It was “deeply sad to announce the premature death of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening of May 3rd, 2022.”

Greenfield was last hospitalized because of heart problems. The doctors diagnosed Covid 19 on Sunday a week ago. The keyboardist leaves behind his wife Pam.

The musician joined the Stranglers in 1975 and is jointly responsible for one of their greatest hits, “Golden Brown”. While singer and guitarist Hugh Cornwell (70) was responsible for the lyrics, the music for the song comes from Greenfield and drummer Jet Black (81). In early 2014, the British music magazine “NME” voted “Golden Brown” as 488 of the 500 best songs of all time.

Cornwell writes on Twitter that he is very sad about Greenfield’s death. “His musical ability and gentle nature gave the band an interesting twist,” explains the singer. “You should remember him as the man who gave the music of ‘Golden Brown’ to the world.”

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