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Peter Quaife Born on New Year’s Eve 1943 in Tavistock, Devon,
Peter Alexander Greenlaw Quaife, the son of grocer, was raised in Muswell Hill,
North London. He enjoyed early success as
co-founder and bassist of the Kinks, one of rock music’s great groups with hits
including “You Really Got Me,” “Sunny Afternoon,” and “Waterloo Sunset.” After leaving the band in 1969, Quaife
continued to play music before moving to Ontario,
he taught classical guitar and worked as a graphic artist, a successful fine
artist, and college instructor of astronomy.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the UK Music
Hall of Fame in 2005,
Quaife illustrated Crossing Aesthetic
Borders with the Kinks (2002) and collected a series of his cartoons in The
Lighter Side of Dialysis (2004). He died
after more than a decade long struggle with End Stage Renal Failure in June 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
where he had lived since 2003.