Hawkwind Master of The Universe, Nik Turner’s Cause of Death!
With a heavy heart, we have to inform you of the British musician’s passing on Nov. 11, 2022. According to sources, Nik Turner’s cause of death is unclarified. May he rest in peace.
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Born on August 26, 1940, the British musician gained fame as a member of space rock pioneers Hawkwind.
Mr. Turner played saxophone besides flute, as well as being a vocalist and composer.
Turner was known for his experimental free jazz stylizations and outrageous stage presence, often donning full makeup and Ancient Egypt-inspired costumes, while with Hawkwind.
Turner used to own a van, with which he originally offered his services as a roadie to the newly formed Hawkwind.
At the time the band discovered his passion for the saxophone, he was offered a position in the band to add to the overall weirdness of their sound.
During the recording of Choose Your Masques, back in 1982, Brock invited Turner to the recording sessions and he was asked to front the band for the album’s tour.
Turner’s second stint in the band lasted just over 2 years. He was featured on live albums including:
- This Is Hawkwind,
- Do Not Panic
- The band’s first released concert video, Night of the Hawks.
However, the band did not undertake any studio recording together.
This is while some live albums and videos were released; however, the band did not undertake any studio recording.
At the end of 1984, he was sacked once again while preparing material for The Chronicle of the Black Sword album.
As a member of Hawkwind, he made some great works, such as:
- 1970 – Hawkwind
- 1971 – In Search of Space
- 1972 – Doremi Fasol Latido
- 1974 – Hall of the Mountain Grill
- 1982 – Weird Tapes Volume 6 – live 1970–73
- 1984 – Space Ritual Volume 2 – live 1972
- 1991 – BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert – live 1972
- 1995 – Undisclosed Files Addendum – live 1984 and 1988
- 2000 – Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2 – live 1982
To name a few of his solo and collaborative projects:
- 1993 – Sphynx (Cleopatra, CLEO21352)
- 1994 – Prophets of Time (Cleopatra, CLEO69082)
- 1995 – Anubian Lights – Eternal Sky (Hypnotic, CLEO96032)
- 1996 – Past or Future? (Cleopatra) – live
- 2013 – Space Gypsy (Cleopatra)
- 2015 – Space Fusion Odyssey (Cleopatra)
- 2017 – Life in Space (Cleopatra)
- 2018 – Nik Turner & Youth Pharaohs From Outer Space (Painted Word)
- 2019 – Final Frontier (Purple Pyramid)
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Nik Turner’s Cause of Death Is Behind Shadows
Not mentioning Nik Turner’s cause of death, his social media platform released a statement: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nik Turner.”
“The Might Thunder Rider, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening. He has moved on to the next phase of his Cosmic Journey, guided by the love of his family, friends, and fans. Watch this space for his arrangements,” it reads.
It’s told that unfortunately, one of the key pillars and acid guru of prime-time Hawkwind left this world behind at the age of 82.
Damo Suzuki played the Fountain Inn with his all-star Sound Carriers at the Laugharne Weekend 2019, which included Euros Childs and New Order drummer Stephen Morris. At the end of their set, Nik Turner joined them.
Mr. Nik turned up at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas playing an official SXSW gig at Rebels Honky Tonk bar billed as Nik Turner (ex-Hawkwind) playing predominantly Space Ritual songs in March 2013.
Also, he guested on stage with The Soft Moon at Hotel Vegas the previous night. Not to mention that he played saxophone and narrated “Brainstorm” on the Warfare album. (2017 High Roller Records)