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 Pete DeFreitas

Pete DeFreitas

Birth
Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Death 14 Jun 1989 (aged 27)
Longdon, Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England
Burial Goring, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Memorial ID 7273279 · View Source
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Rock Singer. Born in 1961 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, he was a member of the 1980s musical group, 'Echo & The Bunnymen.' The band was originally formed in 1977, as 'the Crucial Three' and changed in September 1978 to 'Echo & The Bunnymen.' They made there debut in 1978 at Liverpool, England's, Club Eric's. In March 1979, they added DeFreitas to the group as a drummer and released the single, "Pictures On My Wall"/"Read It In Books" on the local Zoo Record Label, later changing to the Korova Record Label. In 1980 they released there debut LP which hit #17 on the UK Chart, followed by the EP 'Shine So Hard,' it was the first album to crack UK's Top 40 Chart. In 1981 they released 'Heaven Up Here,' thanks to many great reviews,it became the band's biggest Top Ten UK album. In 1983 they released 'Porcupine' and launched the Top Ten single, 'Fine Cutter.' In 1984 they released "The Killing Moon" which became there second Top Ten hit. Also that year they released the album, 'Ocean Rain,' it hit #4 in Britain and the album went into the US's Top 100. In 1986 DeFreitas left the group but, returned that September. In 1987 they released the single, "The Game" and the album, 'Echo & The Bunnymen,' it peaked at #51 in the US and #4 in England. There other songs include "Over You," "All My Life," "Lost And Found," "Satellite," "New Direction," "Bring On The Dancing Horses," "Lips Like Sugar," and "Bombers Bay." In June 1989, DeFreitas was killed in a car accident at the age of 27.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7273279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pete DeFreitas (2 Aug 1961–14 Jun 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7273279, citing Goring Cemetery, Goring, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .