Mazzy Star Co-founder David Roback, the Los Angeles musician genius who formed an eluding band Mazzy star with singer & lyricist Hope Sandoval in 1989, has died at 61 on 25 February 2020. Earlier, he was heavily involved in LA’s Paisley Underground scene, where he released an album with Rain Parade and played beside Sandoval in the band Opal. Roback also left that group, and he established Opal with singer Kendra Smith.
They released their beginning album “The Hangs Brightly” On Rough Trade-in 1990. They followed that up in 1993 with So Tonight That I Might See, which promoted their best well-known song, “Fade Into You.” And they released a new album ‘Among My Swan” in 1996.
Mazzy Star rejoined in 2013, and he released ‘Seasons Of Your Day,’ which remains as their newest album. They set out the episode “Still,” which was partly recorded with Mazzy Star’s late drummer Keith Mitchell in 2018. Many musicians, adding those involved in the Paisley Underground scene, have paid tribute to Roback on Social media.
The Bangles’ Susanna wrote on Twitter that “Peace and love David Roback.” She also played in one of Roback’s Previous bands, i.e., Rainy Day and The Unconscious. She stated that “My first musical partner and my very dear friend. You will be eternally missed.
Peace and love David Roback…
my first musical partner and my very dear friend. You will be eternally missed. 💔 pic.twitter.com/mO1MnLDCOG
— Susanna Hoffs (@SusannaHoffs) February 25, 2020
In a Facebook post, Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate recollected his connection to Roback. And he loved his guitar playing and songs, of course, his band and mine shared a special time…RIP David Roback.