Mick Farren (1943-2013)


Mick Farren collapsed on stage on 27th July while playing with old friends at the Borderline, and failed to recover.

He’ll be sadly missed by his many friends all over the World.

Here’s a video of his previous appearance at The Borderline, with The Deviants. The gig took place in March 2012, and featured Del Bromham from Stray opening the show. Mick wasn’t very well back them, but he gave a great show, despite several visits to the dressing room to take oxygen!


A website about Mick Farren can be found here.




This page is kept open by our friends at Covent Garden Restaurant Guide, who continue to provide great information on the Internet about places to eat in the WC2 area of London. Back in the days when the offices of NME, Melody Maker and Sounds were all variously situated in Covent Garden, it was quite common to see Mick at one of the area’s many pubs frequented by the Great and Good of the Rock Literati.