Monday, March 28, 2005

died - Paul Hester of Crowded House fame

Drummer Paul Hester of Crowded House fame, died on Saturday, March 26, 2005, after hanging himself from a tree in Melbourne's Elsternwick Park, in Australia, at the age of 46. He was declared dead at 1:20 p.m. after attempts to revive him failed.

Hester's love life was apparently in turmoil after splitting with the mother of his two daughters, and the recentl end to the relationship with New Zealand singer Kashan.

He left Crowded House in 1994 but a November, 2004 performance with Neil and Tim Finn kindled speculation that the band would reform after 9 years. After Crowded House's breakup in 1996, Paul Hester formed Largest Living Things and released two EPs.

Crowded House, their 1986 debut, featured such hits as "Now We're Getting Somewhere", "Something So Strong", "World Where You Live" and their biggest hit, "Don't Dream It's Over" which hit # 2 on the US charts.

Temple of Low Men from 1988 was considered a darker album and was less succesful, although some fans consider it their best album. Its notable songs included "Tongue in the Mail" and "Love This Life."

1991's Woodface's best tracks include "It's Only Natural" and "Falling At Your Feet."

Together Alone from 1993 spawned "Nails in My Feet" and "Distant Sun."

Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House, released in 1996, features 19 tracks including three new songs.

Crowded House were formed in 1985 after Neill Finn disolved Split Enz, after the departure of brother Tim Finn.

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