Tommy Keene, Power Pop Musician, Dies at 59

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Tommy Keene, Power Pop Musician, Dies at 59
Tommy Keene, the power pop singer-songwriter best known for the 1984 hit “Places That Are Gone,” died Wednesday at age 59, according to his official website. “Tommy passed unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep,” the website reported, offering no further details. The Maryland native first rose to attention in the ’80s and associated himself with both the New Wave and power pop movements. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Over the years, he released albums with Geffen Records and Matador as well as multiple smaller indie labels. In addition to solo work, he also collaborated with like-minded musicians ranging from Guided by.
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