Ad inizio febbraio aveva serenamente rivelato di avere un male incurabile. Scompare a 77 anni il leggendario Daevid Allen co-fondatore dei Soft Machine e dei Gong (e più recentemente degli University Of Errors). La notizia è stata data dal figlio Orlando Monday Allen.
“And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divided alien and his other 12 selves prepare to pass up the oily way and back to the planet of love. And I rejoice and give thanks. Thanks to you dear dear daevid for introducing me to my family of magick brothers and mystic sisters, for revealing the mysteries, you were the master builder but now have made us all the master builders. As the eternal wheel turns we will continue your message of love and pass it around. We are all one, we are all gong. Rest well my friend, float off on our ocean of love. The gong vibration will forever sound and its vibration will always lift and enhance. You have left such a beautiful legacy and we will make sure it forever shines in our children and their children. Now is the happiest time of yr life. Blessed be.”
Flea – Daevid Allen was an incredible musician and a great inspiration to me
Luke Haines – Oh man, Daevid Allen departed. Original Soft machiner, and pothead pixie. Righteous free thinker if ever there was. RIP
Grumbling Fur – All aboard the flying teapot. R.I.P Daevid Allen