Primal Scream founder dies at his home in Hove

Posted On 11 Sep 2014 at 2:29 pm

A guitarist who helped Primal Scream achieve stardom in the 1990s has died at his home in Hove.

ScreamadelicaRobert “Throb” Young, founded the band with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984.

They hit the heights with psych-pop album Screamadelica in 1991, which included songs like Movin’ on Up and Loaded and won the first Mercury Prize.

A spoksewoman for Sussex Police said: “Police were called to a report of a man who was found dead in a flat in Hove at 3.30pm on Tuesday (9 September).

“He has been identified as Robert Young, 49, of Hove. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Young left the group in 2006 to deal with what Gillespie described as “problems in his personal life”.

Young’s former bandmate Mani posted a message in the group’s forum on Wednesday saying: “Robert young, AKA the throb, passed away this weekend in hove. Truly devastating news.”

Here’s a video interview of Robert and Bobby Gillepsie being interviewed in Brighton in 1987.

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