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Quartz co-founder Mike Taylor dead

British heavy metal veteran Mike ‘Taffy’ Taylor has died.
The singer’s former Quartz bandmates announced the sad news in a statement, telling fans that anyone who got to know the rocker was “lucky”.
They wrote: “It is with heavy hearts, much sadness, sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of our very dear friend and original founder band member Mike ‘Taffy’ Taylor. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and to all who were lucky enough to have met and known him. LEGEND.”
Details about his death have not been made public.
Taylor co-founded Quartz in the early 1970s and the band’s 1977 debut album was produced by Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi.
They worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Queen’s Brian May and became a prolific touring band.
Taylor quit the group after a second album, Stand Up and Fight, in 1980, and formed Taffy Taylor’s Big Roll Band.
Quartz reunited without Taylor in 2011.

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