Monday, January 23

Maggie Roche (1951-2017)


Maggie Roche, center, in 1985 with her sisters Suzzy, left, and Terre.
"Maggie Roche, co-founder of the idiosyncratic and influential sister trio The Roches, passed away on Saturday, January 21. Her sister and bandmate Suzzy Roche announced the death on Facebook and said the cause was breast cancer. NYT Obituary. Prior to forming the Roches, Maggie and sister Terre performed as a duo before Paul Simon asked them to contribute vocals to 'Was A Sunny Day' on his 1973 album, There Goes Rhymin' Simon (YT) (Spotify). Maggie and Terre subsequently released Seductive Reasoning (Spotify) (YT) in 1975, with contributions from Simon and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section. ... Adding youngest sister Suzzy in 1977, they properly re-christened themselves as The Roches, releasing a stunning self-titled debut album (YT) (Spotify) two years later. ..."
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NY Times: Maggie Roche, Who Harmonized With Her Singing Sisters, Dies at 65

2008 August: The Roches

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