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Former Apple artist and Beatles Friend Jackie Lomax has died

After a brief illness rock guitarist Jackie Lomax passed away on September 15th (2013), while on a trip to a family wedding in the U.K. He was 69 years old and had worked with The Beatles and Eric Clapton during his 50-year career as a musician. Jackie reportedly passed away during his sleep and had his family with him.

He had returned to his native England for the wedding of one of his children, but no further details of the tragedy are available.

Jackie, who was married to the mother of famed photographer Terry Richardson, began his career in the early 1960s playing with several groups based in The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, releasing four singles with The Undertakers.

Picture sleeve for Jackie Lomax's debut Apple single, 1968Picture sleeve for Jackie Lomax's debut Apple single, 1968, composed by George Harrison

Picture sleeve for Jackie Lomax’s debut Apple single, 1968, composed by George Harrison

In 1968, he signed to The Beatles’ Apple label as a solo artist and released the Harrison-penned single “Sour Milk Sea.”

More on Jackie’s background can be read on a 2010 Beatles Rarity of the Week post accessible here.

Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, music related to this post:

1) Is This What You Want? – 2010 CD remaster of original 1969 Apple LP featuring “Sour Milk Sea” composed by George Harrison with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, George and Ringo present on the recording.

2) Any of your favorite Beatles-related music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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One Comment

  • Prefabfan says:

    Slipping away from me was GREAT! I had not heard this bad news. I can still see this intimidating hot of the Undertakers on their motorcycles (what did motorcycles have to do with Undertaking?)

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