James Honeyman-Scott

James Honeyman-Scott

Hereford, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Death 16 Jun 1982 (aged 25)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Pipe and Lyde, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
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Memorial ID 6381421 · View Source
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Rock Musician. Born in Hereford, England, he was best known as a guitarist and founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. After several rehearsals and recording sessions, Scott officially joined the group as lead guitarist in 1980. His original and versatile style is credited in helping to shape the early 1980s new wave movement. He also co-wrote a number of songs for the band such as "Talk of the Town", "Brass in Pocket" and "Precious". He died in London, England, of heart failure caused by cocaine intolerance at age 25. His gravestone is inscribed "Love is Everything. It is the key to life, and it's influences are those that move the world. Forever in our hearts".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Honeyman-Scott (4 Nov 1956–16 Jun 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6381421, citing St Peter's Churchyard, Pipe and Lyde, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .