Martin Duffy, a well-known keyboardist, died on December 18 at the age of 55. According to official sources, he died after suffering a head injury after falling at his home. He was not in a hospital when he died, and he was surrounded by family members. The official Primal Scream Instagram page paid respect to Duffy by sharing a photo of him with a long text about how he always loved music and was a piano specialist. The article continued:
“He never ever played the same thing again. He was all on capturing ‘the moment,’ so have that’record’ button ready when Duffy was on fire. His timing was distinct, quirky, and constantly off the beat. George Clinton was also a fan of Martin. I recall a session in Chicago when George told him, “Duffy, go to church!” and he did.”
The article concluded with the statement that he was adored by all members of Primal Scream.
“Way too young”: Twitter users pay homage.
Duffy rose to prominence as a famous keyboard player during the course of his career. He was also well-known for his collaborations with other bands. When word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
Loved Martin . Coolest kid in town . What a talent . Remember one evening at his house he played piano as his mum did the ironing. Blessed to have spent some time in his orbit . #martinduffy #felt #primalscream #birmingham pic.twitter.com/znd8sOrHEX
— The Sea Urchins (@StardustUrchins) December 20, 2022
Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy has died at the age of 55.
“Everyone who knew Martin loved him; he was the real deal, our shining star,” said his family in a statement. https://t.co/hOiBhF7A74
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 20, 2022
Martin Duffy rose to prominence as the keyboardist for Primal Scream.
Martin Bernard Duffy, born on May 18, 1967, began his career as a member of the band Felt. Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty, the band’s first album was released in 1981. The band went on to record further albums such as Ignite the Seven Cannons, Poem of the River, Train Above the City, and others. When Felt split up in 1989, Duffy joined Primal Scream. He was featured on two of the band’s albums. The band issued 11 albums and 26 singles in all. Dixie-Narco was published in January 1992, and Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne was released in March 2009.
Martin Duffy then joined The Charlatans, a rock band. Tellin’ Stories, their fifth studio album, was produced by him. The album, which was released in April 1997, garnered favorable reviews from reviewers and included 11 hits. It topped the charts and sold thousands of copies in Japan and the United Kingdom. The album’s singles were similarly successful, reaching the top of the charts. Duffy also performed with the rock band The Chavs and worked with musicians like as Beth Orton, Paul Weller, the Chemical Brothers, and others. He even played the piano in two films, The Laughing King and Wild Rose.