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CP Lee dies

By | Published on Tuesday 28 July 2020

CP Lee

Musician, author and broadcaster CP Lee has died, aged 70. In a post on Facebook, his wife Pam explained that he had passed away following a heart attack on Saturday.

“He had a cardiac arrest; he couldn’t have even known about it”, she said. “He was in really good health and so happy to be meeting up with his chum John [Reed] from Cherry Red Records who has helped me today”.

Lee originally gained prominence in comedy rock band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias in the 1970s, with whom he co-wrote stage show ‘Sleak’ and TV programme ‘Teach Yourself Gibberish’, as well as three studio albums. During this time he also recorded an LP as Gerry And The Holograms with John Scott.

In a varied career, he also wrote and performed a tribute show to 1940s comedian Lord Buckley, authored books about Bob Dylan and the Manchester music scene, and lectured at the University Of Salford.

As a music and comedy historian, he also contributed to and appeared in many BBC documentaries on TV and radio, while in 2007 he published an autobiography called ‘When We Were Thin’.