Mick Farren, lead singer for The Deviants, collapsed on stage at the Atomic Sunshine Festival Saturday night, passing away shortly afterwards. Farren was making a rare live appearance with a new Deviants lineup, when he collapsed, later being pronounced dead.
Farren was the founder and leader of the anarchistic rock and roll band, which formed in 1967. They released three classic LPs from 1967 through 1969, Ptoof!, Disposable,and 3. Influenced by the likes of the Mothers Of Invention and the Doors, the Deviants were part of a small but powerful UK underground music scene in the late ’60s that also included the likes of the Pink Fairies and Hawkwind.