Philip Chevron Passes Away

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philip-chevronIt’s a sad day for Irish music.  Philip Chevron has passed away today, after loosing a long and hard battle with cancer.

In June, the former Pogues guitarist announced that his cancer was back and terminal. At the end of August The Olympia Theatre hosted a special tribute concert with some of Chevron’s friends. Horslips, Luka Bloom, Declan O’Rourke, Brush Shiels, Shane MacGowan, Patrick McCabe, Gavin Friday, Duke Special with Fiona Shaw, Paul Brady, Joseph O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Paul Cleary, Aidan Gillen, Fiachna Ó Braonáin & Liam Ó Maonlaí, Roddy Doyle, The Radiators from Space, Michael O’Connor and family, Terry Woods and Camille O’Sullivan played that night.

Philip Chevron was born in June 1957 in Dublin. In 1976 he founded The Radiators From Space, a punk rock band. They released two albums before their break-up in 1981. Later, in 1985m Chevron joined The Pogues, where he played until 1994. In 2004 he reformed The Radiators. In 2007 The Pogues announced on their website that Chevron was diagnosed with cancer but in 2009 Phil Chevron was fully recovered from the illness and the chemotherapy.

Here’s some footage from The Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert on August 24th at The Olympia Theatre.

 

Lucy Ivan

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