Death of Kevin Ayers

August 16, 1944 - February 18, 2013
Montolieu, France | Age 68

Soft Machine co-founder dies in France
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GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Ayers, an influential singer-songwriter who co-founded the band Soft Machine, has died in France, his record label said Thursday. He was 68.

Ayers was an important figure in the British psychedelic movement spearheaded by the Beatles in the late 1960s. He did not achieve sustained commercial success, but his work is treasured by musicians and many fans.

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