David McComb, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


David McComb

Australian musician

Date of Birth: 17-Feb-1962

Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 02-Feb-1999

Profession: singer, songwriter

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About David McComb

  • David Richard McComb (17 February 1962 – 2 February 1999) was an Australian musician.
  • He was the singer-songwriter and guitarist of the Australian bands, The Triffids (1976–89) and The Blackeyed Susans (1989–93).
  • He also had a solo career including leading David McComb and The Red Ponies.
  • Over his career McComb had bouts of alcoholism, and amphetamine and heroin abuse.
  • He developed cardiomyopathy and in 1996 underwent a heart transplant.
  • David McComb died on 2 February 1999 "due to heroin toxicity and mild acute rejection of his 1996 heart transplant", according to the coroner.
  • In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named "Wide Open Road" by The Triffids – written by McComb – as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
  • On 1 July 2008 The Triffids were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame with McComb's contribution acknowledged by a tribute performance.

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