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Paul Hester
Birth: Jan. 8, 1959
Death: Mar. 25, 2005

Musician. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Hester was the drummer and a member of the popular 1980s groups, Split Enz (1983 to 1985) and then helped found and form Crowded House (1985 to 1996), with Neil Finn. In 1983 he joined Split Enz and played on there "Conflicting Emotions" album, and two others before the group broke up in 1985. The group had such recordings as "Message To My Girl," "Strait Old Line," "Bullet Brain And Cactus," and "Bon Voyage." After the breakup of Split Enz in 1985, Hester helped form the musical group, Crowded House with Neil Finn. The group who were together for 11 years went on to record some hits and some recordings that weren't so big including "Don't Dream It's Over," "Something So Strong," "That's What I Call Love," and "Now We're Getting Somewhere," among many others. After the group disbanded in 1996 for good, Hester formed another group in 1997 called, Largest Living Things, and released two albums with them, and went on to play gigs in Australia. Hester also played with the band Tarmac Adam and was host of "The Music Max Sessions" for Australia's cable music news channel Music Max. (bio by: K) 

Cause of death: Suicide
Blackwood Cemetery
Victoria, Australia
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 27, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10689088
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I met you several times and you were so kind and giving. You are so sorely missed by all of us Crowdies. You will always be Hester the Jester but also a wonderful man who loved to entertain us fans and who loved us as much as we did you. You're missed Pau...(Read more)
- John Boles Gal
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
I'm sorry you could not find a reason to stay with us, Paul. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 30, 2014

- Kat
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
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