Vincent Crane

Vincent Crane

Original Name Vincent Rodney Cheesman
Birth
Reading, Reading Borough, Berkshire, England
Death 14 Feb 1989 (aged 45)
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6325388 · View Source
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Musician, Songwriter. He was born in Reading, Berkshire, and graduated in 1964 from Trinity College of Music. After a short spell as a teacher, he became organist and pianist with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and wrote "Fire", their number one hit of 1968. He went on to form Atomic Rooster, who had two big hits in 1971, "Tomorrow Night" and "The Devil's Answer". Atomic Rooster disbanded in 1984 and he joined Dexy's Midnight Runners the following year. Unfortunately, he suffered from manic depression and took his own life with an overdose of sleeping tablets. His grave is located on the East side of the Central Avenue, about one-third of the way down and more or less opposite Melanie Appleby.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 5 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6325388
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent Crane (21 May 1943–14 Feb 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6325388, citing East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .