Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Kate McGarrigle

Kate with son Rufus Wainwright

It has been a terrible month already for losing musicians, since Christmas alone we have had the news of the sad deaths of Willie Mitchell,  Vic Chesnutt, Teddy Pendergrass plus many others and now I have just noticed the news that Kate McGarrigle has died at the age of 63 of cancer.

McGarrigle performed widely with her sister, Anna, for more than three decades, recording 10 albums. She was also well-known for being the matriarch of a musical family, the Wainwrights. McGarrigle was the mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and the ex-wife of Loudon Wainwright lll.

Click HERE for The Guardian’s obituary

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January 24, 2010 - Posted by | New News, Video | , ,

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