Tim Smith (Cardiacs)

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Tim Smith
Smith performing with Cardiacs in 2007
Smith performing with Cardiacs in 2007
Background information
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

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "England and Wales births 1837–2006". findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  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.
  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.
  4. "Magic Numbers and XTC raise funds for Salisbury musician". BBC Wiltshire. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  5. Tim Smith (Cardiacs) RIP