David Rowbotham

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David Rowbotham
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Born 1958 in Didsbury, Manchester, UK.
Played guitar and bass with different Manchester bands in the 1970s and the 1980s. Founding member and guitarist of The Durutti Column, but soon left the band to found The Mothmen in 1979. Played guitar until 1982. Also founded The Motivation with ex-Buzzcocks bassist Steve Garvey.
Later worked as studio musician on various projects (e.g. Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls.
Was found dead on November 8, 1991 having been murdered in his home near Manchester.
The track Cowboy Dave on Happy Mondays - ...Yes Please! is in his memory.
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Instruments & Performance

David Rowbotham - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls album art Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls (Album, Comp) Illusive UK 1980 Sell This Version
David Rowbotham - Pay Attention album art The Mothmen The Mothmen - Pay Attention (Album) On-U Sound, On-U Sound UK 1981 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

ONUCD2 David Rowbotham - Pay Attention! album art The Mothmen Afghani Dub (as Rowbotham) The Mothmen - Pay Attention!(CD, Album, RE) On-U Sound ONUCD2 UK 2015 Sell This Version
David Rowbotham - Manchester North Of England - A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977 - 1993 album art Various Does It Matter Irene? (as Rowbotham) Various - Manchester North Of England - A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977 - 1993 (Comp) Cherry Red Japan 2017 Sell This Version

Visual

David Rowbotham - Factory Communications 1978-92 album art Various Sketch For Summer Various - Factory Communications 1978-92 (Comp) Warner Music UK 2019 Sell This Version