Depeche Mode Co-Founder Andy Fletcher Dies At 60

The Guardian reports:

Andrew Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of British electronic band Depeche Mode, has died aged 60.  Formed in Basildon in the late 1970s, the band has had 14 top ten studio albums in the UK, and international chart success with songs including Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus and Just Can’t Get Enough.

In the late 1970s he formed the band Composition Of Sound alongside Martin Gore and Vince Clarke. With the recruitment of singer Dave Gahan they changed their name to Depeche Mode. With the departure of Clarke, who went on to form Yazoo and then Erasure, Gore became chief songwriter and the band’s sound took a darker, more gothic turn.

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