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British Musician Dickie Pride, AKA Richard Charles Kneller, Dead At 27

Tweet Dickie Pride died on March 26, 1969 as a result of an overdose of sleeping pills. At the time of death he was 27 years and 156 days old.  Pride’s story is a tragic tale of a promising but unsuccessful career cut short,  followed by a descent into drug use and possibly mental illness. He was one of the first British rockers to die of a drug overdose, and an early member of the forever 27 club,  as well as a great rock and roll singer and a true showman. He was born in south London in 1941 with … Continue reading

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