Peter Alexander Greenlaw "Pete" Quaife
Born: 31 December 1943
Left this earth: 23 June 2010
One of the founding members of The Kinks along with Dave Davies and Ray Davies, Pete's unmistakable bass playing gave the band their distinctive sound. I cannot describe how sad I felt when I read the news about Pete's passing, even though death is certainly not the end. I suppose I feel extremely sad for those that knew and loved Pete, including Dave, who describes his disbelief and pain at this news on his website. Yet Pete has been part of a musical legacy that will never be forgotten, and in this way he will always remain immortal. I'll find a way to remember Pete, but for now I simply pray for his soul and for his family and friends in this time of personal loss and sadness. - KF
Read Dave Davies' beautiful tribute to his friend, brother, bandmate for MOJO here.