Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away June 24th at the age of 66. The exact cause of death is uncertain, but he had been going through kidney dialysis treatments over the last 10 years.
Quaife was a founding member of the Kinks, which hit the scene in 1962 and was a part of the British Invasion. It was during this time that the band recorded their hits, including “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” and “Waterloo Sunset.” He left the band in 1969 due to the amount of fighting among members.
After a brief stint in a new band, he mostly retired from music and worked as a graphic artist. Quaife, along with the Kinks, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Our condolences go out to Pete’s family and friends.