Simeon Coxe, the pioneer of electronic music and one of the founders of psychedelic rock band Silver Apples, died. This is reported by Pitchfork.
The cause of death of the musician is not specified. He was 82 years old.
In the late 1960s, Cox was a member of the band Overland Stage Electric Band, and then formed a new duo Silver Apples with drummer Danny Taylor. Their debut album Silver Apples was released in 1968. Jimi Hendrix was among the fans of the band.
Cox was the creator of the primitive synthesizer, which later called Simeon and began to use in his work. In 1970, the group he created collapsed. After the dissolution of the group, the musician worked for television as a reporter and producer, and in 1996 he decided to revive Silver Apples. Two years later, the band released The Garden. In the year of release Cox was seriously injured in a car accident, and Taylor died.