Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Caroline Crawley (of Shelleyan Orphan and Babacar) has passed away. The announcement was made on Shelleyan Orphan's Facebook yesterday:
"It is with deep sadness and sorrow that my dearest oldest mate in life and music passed away today after a long illness. please play our music very loud today."
Was fortunate enough to see them open for The Cure 3 times on the Prayer Tour in 1989 and loved them. I think 'Tar Baby' became my favorite non-Cure song that year. And while I never had the pleasure of meeting her, everyone I know who did, said she was always so sweet and kind to them. A wonderful person.
Thank you for sharing your lovely voice and music with us, Caroline. We love you! We are all so sad to lose you, but take some small comfort in knowing your battle is over, and you are now at peace.
Sending all of our love and support to her family and friends.
Pitchfork has a great article up today, and there are more articles at Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, and Telerama.
Posted by Craig at 3:58 PM