Heart condition takes the influential singer aged just 62
Lux Interior, The Cramps very influential frontman died at Glandale Memorial Hospital, California from a pre-existing heart condition yesterday (February 4), aged just 62.
Lux Interior, born Erick Lee Purkhiser founded The Cramps with his wife Poison Ivy in the 70s and the band are attributed with pioneering a unique variation on the rockabilly sound.
The band’s publicist released an official statement saying:”Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.”
The Cramps have toured endlessly in the last few years and were at No 2 in this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Fans Strike Back list, the list of bands that fans want to see play the May festival.
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