Renowned keyboardist John Gosling, a cherished member of The Kinks, has sadly passed away at the age of 75, as announced through the band’s official social media platform. The specific cause of his passing and further particulars have not been disclosed.
“We are profoundly grieved by the loss of John Gosling. Our heartfelt condolences extend to John’s beloved wife and family,” expressed the band.
Lead vocalist Ray Davies conveyed his sympathies, saying, “Our thoughts are with his wife Theresa and their family. May John find eternal peace. Rest peacefully, dear John.” Ray’s younger sibling Dave Davies shared his sentiments, remarking, “The news of John Gosling’s departure has left me in a state of dismay and deep sorrow. He was not only a cherished friend but also a pivotal contributor to the musical journey of The Kinks during his tenure with us. Our sincerest sympathies go out to his wife and family. My heart will forever hold a special place of affection and reverence for him. He was an exceptional musician and an extraordinary human being.”
Drummer Mick Avory also paid his respects to Gosling, recalling, “Today, we bid farewell to a beloved friend and colleague, a remarkable musician who possessed an impeccable sense of humor. His wit and charm endeared him to all of us within the band, and he leaves behind a treasure trove of joyful memories. May he rest in peace.”
John Gosling graced The Kinks’ lineup from 1970 to 1978, contributing his talents to an impressive repertoire of 10 albums and playing a pivotal role in shaping the demo for their iconic hit, “Lola.”
At present, details concerning surviving family members and memorial arrangements remain undisclosed.