Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oliver de Coque (1947-2008)


Just heard the news.

More to come as I learn it.

R.I.P.

Thanks to John B. for furnishing us with this mp3 of Oliver's biggest hit, "Identity"

11 comments:

dafriquan/chi said...

I just heard the news and came to see to your blog to see if you heard it too. Feels like all our music legends are slowly disappearing. First Osadebe then Sunny...

Comb & Razor said...

yeah... the past 12 months have been rough indeed.

>sigh<

Africolombia said...

is a very sad news.
peace,

Fabian-

Anonymous said...

is just a sad news to hear that oliver de legend is dead. May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Too much praising and easy living.

N.I.M.M.O said...

... I'd been thinking of doing a post on Oliver de Coque since I heard his 'Funny Money Identity' again on my trip to Enugu a few months ago but I couldn't remember the lyrics like I used to so I had been putting it off.

But alas! I guess I have no excuses now than to just do it.

That song was my first real intro to the Oliver de Coque.

Brother mine, do you have that song? or 'Opportunity' or 'People's Club' or 'Mbiri ka Mbiri'

He will be missed.

Comb & Razor said...

actually, i was going to post "Identity" over the weekend, but i found that i had accidentally deleted it from my hard drive and i wasn't close to my collection.

i'll try to put it up later today.

WeirdGurl said...

this is very sad. RIP King Oliver


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otiks said...

I am very sad to hear the death of Oliver De Coque in South Africa. I am one of his admirers more especially, his voice, guiter and maverick attitude of performance on stage. He will be greatly missed all over the world and most importantly in Igbo land where we come from.We have lost a super star,music icon and OKE MMANWU. Rest in peace Oliver.

Sam Alfred
Johannesburg, South Africa.

ababoypart2 said...

Love this site - Sad News

Anonymous said...

I was privileged to see Oliver about 1985 in Oakland as some small Masonic hall on Lake Merritt. They came out and did a 20 minute sound check that would blow 99% of the bands on the planet off the stage. I was knocked out and have bought his releases whenever possible. Quite the loss.