Artist Fane Flaws at the Hastings Community Arts Center. Photo / NZME
The artist who co-wrote Kiwi’s iconic song “Tears” has lost a few in recent days.
Fane Flaws, musician, artist and self-proclaimed “marker” died Thursday of an illness.
On Thursday evening at Pukehou Church in Hawke’s Bay, music fans who had gathered to see and hear New Zealand musician Reb Fountain broke down in tears and cried when they learned that Flaws had passed through the event organizer, Jamie Macphail.
Macphail dedicated the evening to Flaws, noting how appropriate it was for music fans to be gathered in a church to “commune” on the day he died.
Flaws co-wrote the Crocodiles Tears song, sung by Jenny Morris, which reached New Zealand’s Top 20 in 1980.
He also forged a career as a respected Napier-based artist, and by the early 1970s was a former member of Blerta, a New Zealand music and theater cooperative.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-17 20:27:06