Monday, July 17, 2017

Peter Principle Dead at 63


Tuxedomoon's bassist and co-composer, Peter Principle Dachert, 63, has died. He was found in his room at Les Ateliers Claus in Brussels, where Tuxedomoon has been preparing a new tour and new music. He was the apparent victim of a heart attack or stroke.


We are all stunned. Words will come later.



Peter on the James River in Virginia, June, 2017



35 comments:

  1. I am very shocked. Hoped to see him perform once again...

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  2. So sad! He will be missed.

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  3. I'm Shocked! A very pleasant person and incredible bassist!
    R.I.P. Dear Peter....

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  4. I'm so sorry. May Peter RIP.

    -Sarah

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  6. Gretchen, I sent you a message. This news just hit me in the face like a train. God. I'm so sorry. My heart is breaking.

    Tiffany

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  7. This is so so sad. I just met him and recorded a session with his in New York the day before he was leaving for Brussels. He will be missed, so talented, so nice, so dear, always so much fun to hang with him. RIP Peter.

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  8. So sad to hear...he was funky cool...last time I saw you guys play he launched into an impromptu version "Pinheads On The Move" just for me, I will always remember that. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tuxedo Moon family. RIP Peter

    Love & Eternal Peace
    Stephen Wymore - Pink Section

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  9. I just received this sad shocking news. I'm at a loss for words...my mind is flooded with old pleasant memories of recording and performance long ago. May he Rest In Peace. My condolences go out to the band. I'll share more later.
    Michael Belfer

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  10. Last year Bruce, now Peter... My thoughts are with the rest of the band and I hope they will carry on making music.

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  11. Thierry Van MalderenJuly 17, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    My favorite bassplayer from my all time favorite band... My sincere condolences to his family and to Tuxedomoon. It's a sad day in Brussels.

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  12. Oh Blaine, Steven and Gretchen ,, stunned and speechless hearing this news. Tuxedomoon's music has always been very very special and personal for me . I am filled with emotion that has just rolled up from inside. His Bardo journey has begun ..let us share our memories of him as artist, mate and human being... and woosh him on his new journey

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  13. thank you, jim. I hope he can navigate his way through the bardo thodol with a minimum of anguish.

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  15. Thank you for having nourished my dreams, my inspiration and the poetry of the world through your music. May the earth be light to you.

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  16. My condolances to family, Tuxedomoon and friends. Last novembre, after 30 years,we met again, you remembered our first meeting.
    Thanks for your wonderful play.

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  17. Peter's Bass resonates in my head. I know it will endure.
    R.I.P Peter and forever grateful.

    Pierre

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  18. Peter was one of my idols and musical collaborator. I'm deeply sadned by this. My thoughts goes to his family, bands and friends. I am honored and thrilled that I was lucky to make music with Peter. We had plans of more collaboration in the future. RIP, Peter! Full throttle on your bass in the afterlife!

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  19. Very sad news. I attended the show in Firenze a few months ago, and I will always remember him on stage. Tuxedomoon has been the soundtrack of my life and he was an important part of it. Marco P.

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  20. Thanks for all the music. RIP.

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  21. I CAN'T BELIVE....The last time we meet, here in San Giovanni for the Tuxedomoon concert was one of the best performance i never been and heard, and read that so sad new put tears in my eyes. I'mn ear to all your Piero

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  22. Peter was a wonderful guy, extremely talented musician, and the reason Tuxedo Moon is still one of my favourite bands. He will be missed by many, RIP.

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  23. I'm very sad. Peter was a great musician and artist.
    We've lost a part of our dreams
    Francesco

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  24. the dead are free
    may be
    the living are devestated
    disappearing is quite an accomplishment
    peace and love to all
    peter and tuxedp moon family

    magdalen pierrakos

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  25. A brilliant band. Although I haven't seen you since the mabuhay gardens in 1977 I am very saddened always a fan Joann berman

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  26. Ti ricordiamo tutti con grande affetto.

    Elio, Carlo, Umberto, Roberto.

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  27. Very sad and much too soon - My thoughts go to his family and the TM band. The last concert in Paris at the Maroquinerie was fabulous. I will treasure this memory.

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  28. For so long your notes have penetrated my lugholes. For so long more the notes will flow.....

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