Synth pioneer Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples dies
Simeon Coxe, co-founder and vocalist of the 1960s experimental electronic band Silver Apples, has died aged 82.
The musician was known for fusing traditional rock structures with electronically generated melodies, using synthesizers he built at home.
Although Silver Apples' career was short-lived, they influenced the likes of Beck, Beastie Boys and Portishead.
Coxe died at home in Alabama, having suffered with the progressive lung condition pulmonary fibrosis.
In a statement, his manager Jack Trevillion said the condition had made it hard for the musician to breathe without oxygen, but that he had died peacefully.
"Silver Apples leaves a lasting legacy and contribution to electronic music with their ground-breaking sound that has stood the test of time and influenced many artists over the years, right up to the present day,