10 March 2010Vin Cassidy on Larry Cassidy
The funeral is to be held at midday on Friday 12 March at:
St John The Evangelist R.C. Church
Lancashire FY6 7HT
Flowers may be sent or donations if so desired to St Vincent House or Trinity Hospice c/o C.T. Hull Funeral Directors, 2 Birchway Poulton-le Fylde, FY6 7SF.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography