FAMED musician David Lindley became a household name thanks to his work with El Rayo-X and Kaleidoscope.
Sadly, the legend passed away on March 3, 2023, at the age of 78.
David Lindley passed away on March 3, 2023
Who was David Lindley?
David Perry Lindley was a popular guitarist and songwriter who was born on March 21, 1944, in San Marino, California.
Along with being the founder of El Rayo-X, he also played in the band Kaleidoscope from 1966 to 1970 and was known for his work with the lap steel slide guitar.
Throughout the course of his career, he worked with several performers, including Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, Jackson Browner, and Warren Zevon, according to the Claremont Courier.
Some of his biggest songs include Mercury Blues, She Took Off My Romeros, and Ain’t No Way.
What was David Lindley’s cause of death?
Lindley’s death was first confirmed by his friend, Douglas Reynolds, on March 3, 2023.
“I am saddened to pass on the news that my friend David left the planet this morning,” he said on a Custom Ink fundraiser page.
“Thank you to everyone who purchased a tee and donated to the fundraiser. It will help his girls.”
Despite his death being confirmed, an exact cause was not released.
Shortly after his death was announced, several fans took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
One user wrote: “RIP to legendary guitarist, lap steel, violinist David Lindley a mainstay with Jackson Browne. Thank you for bringing such joy to music lovers for so many years. You will be sorely missed.”
Another added: “RIP david lindley. man what a musician. totally unique and influential, taste and chops and utter weirdness all melded together.”
David Lindley played for El Rayo-X and Kaleidoscope
Was David Lindley married?
When Lindley was not in the studio, he could often be found at home, spending time with his family.
He was married to Joanie Lindley and had one daughter, Rosanne.
Joanie is the sister of the late Chris Darrow, who played alongside Lindley in the band Kaleidoscope.
At this time, little information is available on Joanie or Rosanne’s personal lives because they often stay out of the spotlight and off social media.