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The Go-Betweens’ Grant McLennan dead at 48

Grant McLennan, co-leader of the Australian band the Go-Betweens, died Saturday, May 6, in Brisbane at the age of 48.

With longtime partner Robert Forster, McLennan led the Go-Betweens to critical, if not commercial, success with such albums as 1983’s “Before Hollywood” and 1988’s “Sixteen Lovers Lane”. After the band split in 1989, McLennan recorded with the band Jack Frost and released four solo albums.

The Go-Betweens reunited in 2000 for the album “The Friends of Rachel Worth”, which featured backing from members of Sleater-Kinney. Ever since, the group has enjoyed a productive period of recording and touring, as its influence became more apparent on such groups as Luna, the Clientele and Belle & Sebastian.