David Roback is confirmed dead at the age of 61.
David was best known as a American guitarist (Mazzy Star).
RT @SusannaHoffs: Peace and love David Roback... my first musical partner and my very dear friend. You will be eternally missed. 💔
Happy Nightmare Baby #RIP David Roback
I guess we all know what to listen to. Mazzy Star’s David Roback has died
RT @PasteMagazine: Mazzy Star (@MazzyStar) co-founder David Roback dead at 61:
RT @consequence: BREAKING: David Roback, the producer and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded Mazzy Star, has died at the age of 61…
RT @Padraigh_: Sad to hear about David Roback’s passing. Great guitarist who played in some amazing bands; Rain Parade, Opal & Maz…
RT @pitchfork: Mazzy Star co-founder David Roback has died
RT @pitchfork: Mazzy Star co-founder David Roback has died
RT @SusannaHoffs: Peace and love David Roback... 1232458418276847616,2020-02-26 00:12:39 +0000,piscadoro,RT @pitchfork: Mazzy Star co-founder David Roback has died
RT @brooklynvegan: Mazzy Star's David Roback has died
RT @pitchfork: Mazzy Star co-founder David Roback has died
RT @SusannaHoffs: Peace and love David Roback... 1232458332708929537,2020-02-26 00:12:19 +0000,jke,Oh man
RT @RollingStone: David Roback, co-founder of the widely celebrated alt-rock group Mazzy Star, has died
RT @guardian: David Roback, Mazzy Star co-founder, dies aged 61
RT @Variety: David Roback, Cofounder of Mazzy Star and Opal, Dies at 61
RT @Nrmal: RIP David Roback ☄️ 📷 Mazzy Star @ NRMAL X Años
RT @TobiasCarroll: Well, damn.
David Roback
Born (1958-04-04) April 4, 1958 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 25, 2020(2020-02-25) (aged 61)
Occupation(s)
  • Guitarist
  • songwriter
  • actor
Associated acts
David Roback (April 4, 1958 – February 25, 2020) was a guitarist and songwriter best known as a member of the duo Mazzy Star. He died on February 25, 2020.
Contents
1 Biography
2 See also
3 References
4 External links
Biography
Roback was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Palisades High School, graduating in 1975. He and his brother Stephen Roback, a bass guitarist, formed a band called the Unconscious, which also included Susanna Hoffs, who would go on to become the lead singer of the all-female band The Bangles.
Roback was active in the Paisley Underground music scene in L.A. in the early to mid-1980s as the leader of the band Rain Parade which was immensely popular on the L.A. club circuit. Shortly after the release of the band's first album Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, in 1983, Roback left Rain Parade to join Rainy Day, a collaborative effort with a number of L.A. musicians in the Paisley Underground. After releasing their self-titled album, Roback formed Opal (which was initially called Clay Allison), with vocalist/bassist Kendra Smith, formerly of The Dream Syndicate. After one EP and one full-length album Kendra Smith was replaced by Hope Sandoval but this lineup never released an album as Opal. Roback changed the name of the band to Mazzy Star in 1989.
Roback wrote and produced the songs which actress Maggie Cheung sang in the 2004 film Clean. He also played the role of himself in the film.
See also
Mazzy Star
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