Ian Gibbons sadly passed away on Thursday, 1st August 2019. Ian was due to have treatment for bladder cancer but contracted a virus and was unable to undergo surgery. Our thoughts are with Ian’s wife Nadia and all of his family and friends.
Ian joined The Kinks in July 1979 and immediately started the USA touring for the Low Budget album, which became the highest-charting (USA) and first Gold album with all new material. Ian left the band in 1989 rejoining in 1993 for the final “To The Bone” tour period.
Ian also worked with Roger Chapman, and Ian Hunter, before rejoining Ray Davies, touring and contributing to the successful, Kinks Choral project (including main stage at Glastonbury) and tracks for Ray’s Americana album, which Ian told me was the best time he had spent with Ray in the studio, as Ray had everything worked out and knew exactly what he wanted!
Ian was an integral part of Kast Off Kinks, and will be greatly missed by all.