Jim Keays

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James "Jim" Keays (9 September 1946 – 13 June 2014) was a Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was best known for fronting the hard rock band The Masters Apprentices from 1965 until 1972. He performed also as a bass guitarist. Until his death, he had been active since 1964. He was later a solo musician and a member of the band Cotton Keays & Morris with Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris from 2000 until 2012.

Keays was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was adopted when he was six months old. When he was four, his family moved to Adelaide, South Australia.

Keays died from pneumonia caused by multiple myeloma on 13 June 2014 in Melbourne, Victoria, aged 67. He had been diagnosed with cancer in July 2007.[1]

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