Chip Damiani’s death yesterday — from a massive cerebral hemorrhage, at age 69 — was the final drum roll for the Remains.
For a generation that loved them in the 1960s — and for new listeners, born long after the half-Westport band toured with the Beatles and broke up — Chip’s death was devastating.
But — thanks to 1969 Staples grad Ray Flanigan, who shot these videos last June, when the Remains rocked Brooklyn’s Bell House — one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ bands will never die.
They opened the set with “Hang On Sloopy.” It starts slowly, then takes off like a runaway train:
Here’s part of the Yardbirds’ classic,”I’m a Man.”
And, for good measure, “All Day and All of the Night.”
Bonus feature: Click here for Fran Fried’s very long, but tremendously insightful, piece on the Remains and their place in rock history.