Sherbet founding member Clive Shakespeare has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Shakespeare was born Clive Richard Shakespeare in Southampton, England and emigrated with his family in the 1960’s.
He formed Sherbet around 1969 and was guitarist with the band through to 1975 when he was replaced by Harvey James who also passed away from cancer recently. Clive also co-wrote some of Sherbet’s biggest hits including ‘Cassandra’, ‘You’ve Got The Gun’, ‘Life’, ‘Only One You’, ‘Slipstream’ and ‘Silvery Moon’.
He was also known as a record producer having worked on such albums as Paul Kelly’s debut solo album ‘Post’.
Clive was aged 62 when he passed away.
Cassandra – Live from the Harvey James Tribute Concert