Former Hawkwind and The Well-known Remedy guitarist Mick Slattery has died, aged 77, after a shirt sickness, Hawkwind have reported.
The band posted on their Fb web page, “We’re sorry to share the unhappy information that our previous good friend, and Hawkwind founder member, Mick Slattery handed away peacefully at residence yesterday, St Patrick’s Day, seventeenth March 2023, aged 77, after a brief sickness.”
Slattery and Dave Brock had each been in psychedelic band The Well-known Remedy within the 60s and went on to kind Hawkwind in 1969. The band fashioned out of Brock and Slattery assembly up with bassist John Harrison, after which drummer Terry Ollis, Nik Turner and Michael Davies, aka Dik Mik.
The band initially carried out at All Saints Corridor in Notting Hill, an absence of band title which means they had been initially generally known as Group X, quickly deciding on Hawkwind, allegedly as a result of Turner’s unsavoury behavior of clearing his nostril and breaking wind.
Slattery performed on an authentic model of Hurry On Sunset, recorded by the band as Hawkwind Zoo throughout some preliminary studio time to document demos that ultimately surfaced on a 1996 reissue of the debut album Hawkwind (initially launched in 1970). Slattery left Hawkwind in 1969, and was changed by Huw Lloyd-Langton.
“Me and Mick performed collectively in a band referred to as Well-known Remedy in 1967, touring Holland earlier than happening to kind Hawkwind in 1969,” Dave Brock recalled. “I’ve numerous fond recollections from our youthful days, enjoying collectively in Holland and hanging out in Richmond on the L’Auberge Cafe and Eel Pie Island.
“Within the late 60s, we used to rehearse in my upstairs flat in Putney and likewise within the basement of Bob Kerr’s music store in Gwalior Street, enjoying loud music, a lot to the annoyance of our neighbours.”
Slattery continued to make music, notably on the fringes of Hawkwind, in Nik Turner’s House Ritual and Alan Davey’s Hawkestrel.