Nick Knox, classic drummer of influential proto-psychobilly band The Cramps, has died at the age of 60.
News of Knox’s death was shared through social media yesterday by passing was shared on social media by several of his past collaborators, such as Miriam Linna, whom Knox had replaced as the original drummer in 1977, going on to be the longest running drummer in the history of the band.
Knox would sit behind the kit for The Cramps’s first four studio albums, Songs the Lord Taught Us, Psychedelic Jungle , A Date with Elvis, and Stay Sick! before leaving the band in 1991.
Previously, back in 2009 Lux Interior, frontman of The Cramps had passed away, effectively putting an end to one of the greatest and most influential rock and roll acts of all time.
Kid Congo Powers, and John D Morton of he Electric Eels, Knox’s band prior to The Cramps, also paid tribute to Knox in his passing.
My friend Nick Knox shuffled off the mortal coil last night. I saw a self portrait of the artist Tseng Kwong Chi in front of the Eiffel Tower except his figure had been cut out. It was explained to me as a custom of remembering the dead by removing them from photos. pic.twitter.com/wr6ZD3iYZ6
— John D Morton (@Styrenes) June 15, 2018
Nick Knox Coolest of the cool. R.I.P. Glad to have played to your boss Beat. Meet you on the mystery plane .Nick said on his last email to me a few months ago “don’t take any wooden nickles or $20 bills with Reggie Jackson on ’em. Your friend and mine .” Already missed #nickknox
— Kid Congo Powers (@kidcongopowers) June 16, 2018