Richard Farina: Age 29 | Cause Of Death: MOTORCYCLE

(b. 1937, Brooklyn, New York, d. 30 April 1966)

A songwriter, novelist and political activist.  Two superb albums were released in 1965, the first of which, CELEBRATION FOR A GREY DAY, included Richard’s classic song, Pack Up Your Sorrows. BEEN DOWN SO LONG was published in 1966, but its author was killed in a motorbike crash during a celebratory party. Farina’s death robbed a generation of an excellent writer and gifted musician.