STAFFORD musician and founder member of the Climax Blues Band Pete Haycock has died.
The 62-year-guitarist is thought to have had a heart attack.
Born in Tixall Road, Stafford, he went to St.John's Primary School then King Edward VI School in Stafford.
He played his first electric guitar (A "Broadway")at a gig aged 12 in a miners' club in Rugeley,
In 1967 he met up with Colin Cooper who asked him to join the newly-formed soul band The Gospel Truth along with some musicians from Stoke.
Pete later helped to form The Climax Chicago Blues Band whose original line-up was Pete Haycock ( lead guitar) Derek Holt ( piano and guitar ) Colin Cooper ( vocals, harmonica ) and at Pete's suggestion, Richard Jones ( Bass) and George Newsome ( Drums ).
They went on to score a number 10 hit in 1976 with Couldn’t Get it Right.