Primal Scream & The Charlatans keyboardist Martin Duffy dies aged 55 as devastated bandmates share emotional tributes | The Sun

PRIMAL Scream legend Martin Duffy has died aged 55.

The musician played keyboard for the band – including on hit album Sonic Flower Groove.

He also stepped in to help The Charlatans last minute when they supported Oasis at Knebworth.

The Charlatans singer Tim Burgess said: "Another tragic loss of a beautiful soul.

"Martin Duffy stepped in to save The Charlatans when we lost Rob – he played with us at Knebworth and was a true friend.

"He toured with me in my solo band too – he was a pleasure to spend time with. Safe travels Duffy."

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Birmingham-born Duffy started his music career aged 16 when he joined Indie band Felt.

He then played keyboard for Primal Scream on a part-time basis before signing up full-time.

Duffy was with the band for three decades and guested on frontman Bobby Gillespie‘s 2020 album Utopian Ashes.

As well as joining The Charlatans on stage when member Rob Collins died, he also played on their 1997 LP Tellin' Stories.

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A cause of death has not been released.

The tragedy comes after fellow star Terry Hall from band The Specials passed away following a "brief illness".

The ska legend was described as "the most genuine of souls" in an emotional tribute from his former bandmates.

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