R.I.P. Martin Duffy of Primal Scream and Felt
He was 55 and died from a brain injury after a fall
Duffy suffered a brain injury last month following a fall. He died at home while surrounded by family, including his son Louie, his brother Steve Duffy wrote on Twitter.
Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie posted a tribute on Instagram, calling Martin his "soul brother" and "the most musically talented of all of us." Read his touching tribute in the post below.
Primal Scream's lineup has changed many times over the years, but Duffy was a fixture, having played keyboards with the group since their 1987 debut Sonic Flower Groove (at which point he was a guest contributor before becoming a full member a few years later). He played on Primal Scream's landmark album Screamadelica. His face was on the cover of Felt's 1986 album Forever Breathes the Lonely Word (above).
Duffy also played with the Charlatans and their spinoff supergroup the Chats, and appeared on recordings by the Chemical Brothers, Beth Orton, Paul Weller and more. He released the solo album Assorted Promenades in 2014.
A terrible shock and we're in bits but we have such love around us. He had a gift with music but even more of one with people. Love you Martin, proud of what you did and all you were. We're with you brother xx #MartinDuffy #RIP pic.twitter.com/iTMBwX9zZb— Steve Duffy (@SteveDuffy99) December 20, 2022