go dead Pete Garnerthe band’s original bassist The Stone Roses, at the age of 61. Although the cause of his death has not been released, The Sun newspaper has suggested that Pete died of cancer.
Pete Garner – on the left in the photograph – was a founding member of The Stone Roses, a band he left in 1987, four years after their formation, as he did not feel well enough to work with them. Now the bassist has died at the age of 61 from unknown causes, despite some reports in the British newspaper The Sun suggesting that he could have died of cancer; although they are only rumors.
Garner was a member of the group between 1983 and 1987 and was briefly replaced by Rob Hampson before Gary “Mani” Mounfield took over full-time in late 1987. Still, despite his brief stay in group, Garner featured on some of the iconic Manchester group’s biggest songs, including “So Young” and “Sally Cinnamon,” the latter a quintessential song from the burgeoning “baggy” scene of that era, which combined psychedelic pop with dance
The Stone Roses singer, Ian Brownhas paid tribute to him by writing a post on Twitter in which he says that “Few loved music as much as Pete. He’s been bathing in music since Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK” came out and I can attest that Pete It was out of scale, it was nice, an “old skool” of those that no longer exist!”
Yeah very sad. We were young punk rockers when we met in 77. The nite before Petes maths and geography O levels we went to see the Clash. He always made me chuckle he did that and of course he made the right decision! x
— Ian Brown (@ianbrown) November 3, 2023