David Roback, producer and Mazzy Star co-founder, has died, a rep for the band confirmed to .. He was 61 years outdated.
The California-born Roback performed in bands all through the mid-’80s, together with Rain Parade and Opal, earlier than co-founding the seminal West Coast band Mazzy Star alongside Hope Sandoval in 1989. The alt-rock group unveiled their debut album, She Hangs Brightly, in 1990, earlier than occurring to launch three extra information and two EPs.
Mazzy Star’s best-known tune, “Fade Into You,” was produced and co-written by Roback. The monitor reached No. three on the Alternative Songs airplay chart in 1994 and has offered 1.1 million downloads within the U.S., in response to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It additionally reached the highest 20 on Pop Songs and No. 44 on the . Hot 100.
The group’s album So Tonight That I Might See, which options “Fade Into You,” peaked at No. 36 on the . 200 and has offered 1.three million within the U.S. Mazzy Star charted two extra albums on the . 200 with Among My Swan in 1996 and Seasons of Your Day, the group’s remaining undertaking, in 2013.
Roback’s reason for loss of life is unknown at press time.