Tim Smith (Cardiacs)

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Tim Smith
Birth nameTimothy Charles Smith
Born(1961-07-03)3 July 1961
Carshalton, Surrey, England
Died21 July 2020 (age 59)
GenresArt rock, psychedelic pop, progressive rock, post-punk
Occupation(s)Singer-Songwriter, Music Producer, Music Video Director, Record Label Owner, Recording Studio Owner
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Flute, Recorder, Percussion
Years active1975–2008
LabelsAlphabet Business Concern
All My Eye And Betty Martin Music
Associated actsCardiacs
The Sea Nymphs
Spratleys Japs

Timothy Charles Smith (3 July 1961 – 21 July 2020)[1][2] was an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music video director. He was best known as the frontman of the cult English band Cardiacs.[3] He was born in Carshalton, Surrey.

In June 2008, Smith suffered from a heart attack and stroke which left him physically disabled.[4] He died on 21 July 2020, aged 59.[5]

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  1. "England and Wales births 1837–2006". findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Benefit For Tim Smith (Cardiacs) with Mr Smith and the Big Ships, The Dogbones, Poino, Claire Lemmon & Dogstand live at The Windmill". BrixtonBuzz.com. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Cashmore, Pete (2 June 2015). "Cult heroes: Tim Smith led the Cardiacs in the face of hatred – and much love". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Magic Numbers and XTC raise funds for Salisbury musician". BBC Wiltshire. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Tim Smith (Cardiacs) RIP