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Bands: Moonstone, Love Affair, The Nashville Teens, English Assassin,

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     Ian Gibbons died aged sixty-seven on 1st August 2019 from bladder cancer. Ian, Born on 18th July 1952 began playing the accordion at the age of nine, playing in his school band, and doing solo at music festivals, competitions and charity events. When fourteen, he started a school rock band, playing guitar and singing. He changed to organ after leaving school and played in local and resident bands until 1972, when he joined Moonstone, which released three singles. Ian Gibbons also worked with Love Affair, The Nashville Teens and various cover bands whilst recording an album for English Assassin.
     The punk and new wave bags came along and Ian Gibbons worked with rock based and new wave bands until an audition for The Kinks in 1979. He was asked to join, and stayed with them until 1989, whilst also working with Dr. Feelgood, The Kursaal Flyers, Blues 'n Trouble, Ken Hensley, Mike Vernon, Samson, Randy California and others, mainly recording. Ian rejoined the Kinks again in 1993, staying with them until their break-up in 1997.
     Ian Gibbons worked with Roger Chapman, Sweet, Suzi Quatro and Ian Hunter from 1989 onwards, before returning to The Kinks in 1993. He continued to record and perform with Roger Chapman and Ian Hunter, along with Chris Farlowe, Maggie Bell, Andy Scott and the Chicago Blues Brothers. In 2008, he joined The Kast Off Kinks, a line-up which includes or has included former Kinks members Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, John Dalton and John Gosling, and former Tim Rose sideman, Dave Clarke.

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