Beatles Pal Jackie Lomax R.I.P. 1944-2013

Jackie Lomax

British singer-songwriter was one of the Apple Records label’s earliest signings.

 By Fred Mills

 Following an illness, musician Jackie Lomax has passed away at the age of 69. According to news reports he had also been suffering from cancer and died Sunday (Sept. 15) in the Wirral, near Liverpool, England.

 Though a relatively minor artist internationally, Lomax achieved popularity in the early ‘60s as a Merseybeat rocker (The Undertakers) and was signed to the fledgling Apple label in 1968, leading to cult-fave single “Sour Milk Sea” featuring backing from label owners The Beatles and Eric Clapton. The 1969 album Is This What You Want? Later he would move between the US and th UK, playing with a number of American and British artists. One notable name that Prog fans might recall: Yes offshoot Badger.

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