Pierre Henry RIP


The Times today announces the death of the avant-garde composer who made some pretty ‘interesting’, often electronic sounds over many years. Last year, Jarvis Cocker introduced Henry’s “Mass for Liverpool” in that city’s cathedral – but some of you might best recall the 1969 album Ceremony, which brought together Henry and Spooky Tooth. I had a copy on vinyl although I never wore it out!



Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Pierre Henry RIP

  1. Love this – but the beginning always reminds me of The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” meets the “Futurama” theme song!

  2. Check out the “Futurama” theme song – I reckon Matt Groening should have paid M. Henry royalties; it’s certainly based on Henry’s “Psyche Rock”!

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