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Michael Been dies at 60; singer was a founding member of rock band the Call
Michael Been dies at 60; singer was a founding member of rock band the Call

Michael Been, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Northern California modern rock band the Call, which broke out with the 1983 MTV hit "The Walls Came Down," has died. He was 60.Been (pronounced Bean) died Thursday after suffering a heart attack at the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium, where he had been serving as a sound engineer for his son Robert's band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. His death was announced in a statement from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's publicist, Juliana Plotkin.Formed in Santa Cruz as the '80s were dawning, the Call gained a reputation for epic anthems showcasing a ringing guitar sound and socially conscious, spiritually aware lyrics...

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