Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Mud

That's right that's right that's right he's having a dirt nap tonight...
That's neat that's neat that's neat he'll be buried up to his feet....

Mud`s lead singer dies

LONDON (Reuters) - Chart topper Les Gray, lead singer of 1970s pop band Mud, has died from a heart attack in Portugal only a week before he was due to make a comeback for charity, a spokeswoman says. He was 57.

"He died on Saturday in Portugal from a heart attack after a long battle with cancer," said Caroline McFarlan, founder of KidsCharities UK.

"Les was due to take part in a charity show in Glasgow alongside some other great acts of the 70s but now we`re going to turn the show into a tribute to him," she said on Monday.

Formed in 1966 with Gray as its frontman, Mud blended a lightweight mix of rockabilly and pop and scored more than 10 top 20 UK hits in the 1970s, including number ones "Tiger Feet", "Lonely This Christmas" and "Oh Boy".

Their last album was 1990`s "Let`s Have a Party".

Gray`s wife Caroline told the Mirror newspaper the funeral would be held in Portugal.

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