Grant McLennan

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Grant William McLennan (12 February 1958  6 May 2006) was an Australian alternative rock singer-songwriter-guitarist. He co-founded the Go-Betweens with Robert Forster in Brisbane in 1977. In addition to his work with the Go-Betweens (1977–89, 2000–06), he issued four solo albums: Watershed (1991), Fireboy (1992), Horsebreaker Star (1994) and In Your Bright Ray (1997). He also undertook side-projects and collaborations with other artists. McLennan received a number of accolades recognising his achievements and contributions as songwriter and lyricist. In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association listed "Cattle and Cane" (1983), written by McLennan, as one of their top 30 Australian songs of all time. McLennan died of a heart attack in 2006 at the age of 48.

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Grant McLennan
McLennan in 1994
Background information
Birth nameGrant William McLennan
Born(1958-02-12)12 February 1958
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Died6 May 2006(2006-05-06) (aged 48)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
GenresRock, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, singer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, percussion, bass guitar
Years active1977–2006
LabelsMushroom, Postcard, Rough Trade, Beggars Banquet, Atlantic