Former ROSE TATTOO Bassist Geordie Leach - "If You Live The Rock And Roll Life Too Much It Catches Up With You In The End"
December 24, 2009, 9 years ago
Tweednews.com.au is reporting:
Former ROSE TATTOO bassist and Bilambil Heights resident Geordie Leach thought his mate Mick Cocks had more time.
But the Aussie rocker, who passed away on Tuesday night after his battle with liver cancer, will always be remembered by his fellow band member as a “good old boy.”“Even though we knew he was terminal, all of us thought he had a bit more life in him,” Mr. Leach said yesterday.
“It is a sad day for all of us, he was one of the founding members of Rose Tattoo besides Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson.”
“It’s just bad luck. If you live the rock and roll life too much it catches up with you in the end.”
Mr. Leach said he first met Mr. Cocks in 1975 following the break up of his band, Buster Brown.
A year later, Cocks and Anderson helped form rock band Rose Tattoo.
Years later Mr. Leach would join them on bass guitar where they recorded hit songs including 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw' and 'Bad Boy For Love'.
“It was always a pleasure working with him (Cocks) and tour overseas with him,” Mr Leach said.
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(Photo: Geordie Leach with Mick Cocks performing in Germany in 2007)