Rockers We’ve Lost In 2013: Van Der Graaf Generator Bassist Nic Potter
Nic Potter, bassist for Van Der Graaf Generator died of complications from pneumonia on Jan. 18 at 61 years old. Band leader Peter Hammill broke the news on his site: "The great Nic Mozart passed away last night. Deeply, deeply missed."
Though not a household name, Van Der Graaf Generator were a very important band in rock's progressive underground. Potter joined the group prior to the recording of their second album, though his initial time with them was a short stay, from 1969 through 1970. He recorded two classic albums, 'The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other' and H to He, Who Am The Only One' before leaving the band. He rejoined the group in 1977 to play on two more of their albums.