It is with regret that I post this sad news of yet another BrumBeat veteran who passed away recently. Kevin "Kex" Gorin who played drums in a number of Birmingham groups during the 1960s and beyond, succumbed to cancer at the end of December 2007. Kex had many friends in "the business" and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
One of Kex Gorin's earliest bands was The Andicaps from Shard End who are known as the first group formed by Jeff Lynne long before he went on to world-wide success with E.L.O. Kex did quite a lot of touring with The Andicaps and this included time spent in both Germany and Finland.
Kex also played in a local band called "Paradox" before becoming a founding member of the acclaimed Birmingham rock group "Magnum" with whom he recorded their first four albums. It is his masterful drum-work with Magnum that Kex will likely be most remembered for.
I would like to express my deep sympathy with Kex's family and friends during this difficult time. John Kerton of JLP Events was Kex Gorin's former band-mate in the Andicaps and a life-long friend. John last saw Kex in hospital just before he passed on. He includes a touching tribute to Kex as follows:
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