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The great 60s electro-pop plane crash: how pioneers Silver Apples fell out of the sky

Delivered... Daniel Dylan Wray | Scene | Tue 9 Apr 2019 11:30 am

They worked with Hendrix and influenced Stereolab and Portishead. John Lennon was a fan. So why did the kings of the hippy oscillator disappear, in 1969, on the brink of stardom?

At the start of 1969, Silver Apples had the world at their feet. The New York duo of Simeon Coxe and Danny Taylor had released a pioneering debut album, collaborated with Jimi Hendrix and played Central Park to tens of thousands of people. Their second LP was due imminently. Yet weeks later, the album was pulled, they were banned from performing and found themselves ousted and ostracised from the music industry.

“It ruined us,” recalls Coxe, now 80, from his Alabama home. “It was heartbreaking.”

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