‘True Pioneer’ Vince Lovegrove Dead At 64
News posted Monday, March 26 2012 at 12:00 PM.
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Australian music industry maverick Vince Lovegrove has died, aged 64.
Lovegrove, a former rock journalist, manager and musician, is believed to have been killed when his Kombi van rolled near Byron Bay between 1am and 3am on Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The news was confirmed by the Australian Recording Industry Association today via Twitter: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Aus music legend Vince Lovegrove, a true pioneer of our industry, he will be missed by all.”
Lovegrove was a founding member of The Valentines, sharing vocal duties with AC/DC’s Bon Scott, until they disbanded in 1970. He went on to write for Australia’s first pop weekly Go Set, managed the Divinyls and later Jimmy Barnes, and wrote an unauthorised biography about late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence called Shining Through, Torn Apart in 1999.
Lovegrove tragically lost his wife Suzi and son Troy to HIV. Their stories were told in two ABC documentaries, Suzi's Story and A Kid Called Troy.
A public memorial will be held in Sydney at date to be advised.