R.I.P. Daevid Allen

The founder of Soft Machine and Gong, Daevid Allen spent his musical life living on a different plane of existence. He died at age 77 after a battle with cancer.

Here’s Allen as part of Planet Gong.

After he formed Soft Machine in ’67, he was exiled from the UK after visa issues, thus forced to quit the band. The three members of Soft Machine carried on, as you can see above.

Via Pitchfork

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