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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Outrageous Cherry founding guitarist Larry Ray dies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Larry Ray, the founding guitarist of Detroit psychedelic rock band Outrageous Cherry, has died after a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement posted by the band on Facebook last night. He was 63.

Born Larry Ray Piekutowski, Ray co-founded Outrageous Cherry with Matthew Smith in 1991. He and Smith were the only consistent members across the band's 12 records; their last full-length was 2014's The Digital Age, and a single "I Believe in Sunshine" released earlier this year.





Read the band's full statement below:


Read Metro Times' 1997 and 2005 features on the band.

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