Kinks drummer Mick Avory has paid tribute to his late bandmate, bassist Peter Quaife, in the most recent edition of Classic Rock magazine. Quaife passed away of heart failure on June 23, 2010, and Avory says he was truly one of a kind.
"He'd turn up to gigs separately from the rest of the band on a scooter, dressed as a mod," he told Classic Rock. "He'd take a later flight than the one he was booked for. He grew square tomatoes, he shaved off one of his eyebrows for a TV show and he went on a month-long tour of America with just a small handbag."
Avory also says that Quaife had a different approach to band politics than brothers Ray and Dave Davies:
"When disagreements happened between Ray, Dave and Pete he wouldn't shout back at them," he continued. "He knew he couldn't beat them and it would just lead to irrational arguments, so he'd taken it on the chin. He'd look defiantly at them and try to rise above it."
by RTT Staff Writer
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