The Kink keyboardist Dies: Ian Gibbons Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ian Gibbons Bio

Ian Gibbons Bio

Ian Gibbons was an English keyboardist, most notable for playing with The Kinks. He was reported to have died on Thursday, the news was confirmed on the website of Kinks spinoff group Kast Off Kinks.

Ian Gibbons Age

He was 67 years old.

Ian Gibbons Early Career

He began playing the accordion at the age of nine, playing in the school band, and solo at music festivals, competitions and charity events.

At the age of 14, he started a school rock band, playing guitar and singing.

Ian Gibbons Education

At the age of nine, Gibbons began playing the accordion in the school band, and solo at music festivals, competitions and charity events.

At the age of 14, he started a school rock band, playing guitar and singing. After leaving school, he changed to organ and played in local and resident bands. In 1972, he joined Moonstone, which released three singles.

Ian Gibbons Married, Wife, Nadia

Gibbons was married to Nadia.

Professional Career

Gibbons worked with Love Affair, The Nashville Teens and various cover bands whilst recording another album for English Assassin, which was shelved.

Punk and new wave came along and Gibbons worked with rock-based and new wave bands until an audition for The Kinks in 1979.

He left The Kinks in 1989 while recording with Dr.Feelgood, The Kursaal Flyers, Blues and Trouble, Ken Hensley, Mike Vernon, Samson, Randy California, and others.

From 1989, Gibbons worked with Roger Chapman, Sweet, Suzi Quatro, and Ian Hunter before returning to The Kinks.

He rejoined the Kinks again in 1993, staying with them until their break-up in 1996.

The Kinks Members;

In 2008, he joined The Kast Off Kinks, a line-up which includes the former Kinks members Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, John Dalton and John Gosling, and former Tim Rose sideman, Dave Clarke.

The Kinks-1979 to 1996;

Punk and new wave came along and Gibbons worked with rock-based and new wave bands until an audition for The Kinks in 1979.
He left The Kinks in 1989 while recording with Dr.Feelgood, The Kursaal Flyers, Blues and Trouble, Ken Hensley, Mike Vernon, Samson, Randy California and others.

From 1989, Gibbons worked with Roger Chapman, Sweet, Suzi Quatro, and Ian Hunter before returning to The Kinks.

He rejoined the Kinks again in 1993, staying with them until their break-up in 1996.

Ian Gibbons Projects;

He continued to record and perform with Chapman and Hunter, along with Chris Farlowe, Maggie Bell, Andy Scott, The Chicago Blues Brothers and, more recently, on Ray Davies choir and other projects.

Ian Gibbons Death

On 1 August 2019, at the age of 67.

Ian Gibbons Cause of Death

Gibbons died from bladder cancer.

Ian Gibbons Condolences

Dave Davies added, “Apart from being a great professional, Ian always had a positive attitude to being on the road and recording. In the many years he worked with The Kinks, he added great colour and dimension to The Kinks’ music and he was a good friend. I’ll miss him greatly. Lots of love for his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Former Kinks drummer and fellow member of Kast Off Kinks Mick Avory adds: “I’ve known and worked with Ian for 40yrs, and I shall always remember him as a good friend and great musician. I will miss him so much especially as we were still working together. It’s so sad he had to go so quickly before anyone could say goodbye.”

Tributes to Ian Gibbons

Sir Ray said in a statement: ‘To simply say Ian will be missed would be an understatement. My first thoughts are for his family and loved ones.’

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Ian Gibbons was in the iconic rock group on and off from 1979 until 1996 
  • Frontman Sir Ray Davies said today his ‘first thoughts are for his family’ 
  • Keyboardist praised as adding ‘great color and dimension’ to band’s music 

Who were rock pioneers The Kinks?

The Kinks formed in Muswell Hill, north London, by Ray and his brother Dave Davies in 1963.

Their first major hit, You Really Got Me, came just a year later and established the band’s status as pioneers of the mod movement.

But by the late sixties, they’d swapped their straight fringes and sharp suits for long hair as they embodied a look closer to the rocker image that would dominate Britain in the 70s.

The band went on to become one of the most influential rock groups of a generation and influenced countless other British bands, including Oasis and Blur.

They went on to write and record dozens of hits, most famously Lola and Waterloo Sunset.

In 1990, the four original members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band separated in 1996, due to the creative tension between Ray and Dave and their declining commercial success.

In 2014 a musical celebrating their music hit the West End. The show is called Sunny Afternoon, after another of the group’s songs.