Pattaya Musician Darryl Read killed in road accident

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Well-known local musician Darryl Read was killed in a road crash in the early hours of Sunday in North Pattaya.

Darryl Michael Roy Read was born on 19th September 1951 and was one of the pioneers of British Punk Rock and his band Crushed Butler which formed in 1969 was recognized as one of the first Punk Bands in the UK.

Mr. Read was an accomplished actor starring in a 1964 film “Daylight Robbery” which won a Silver Lion Medal at the Venice Film Festival. He went on to write a screenplay with Bernard White for the feature film Remember a Day, and also starred as Roger Bannerman, a character based on Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett.

In Pattaya he presented a rock show on Pattaya 105 FM until recently and would often be seen in venues around Pattaya playing live. Mr. Read was a regular visitor to Germany where he was in the process of filming a movie about his life and work from 1963 to the present day.

The exact details of the road crash which occurred around the Soi 16 area in Naklua are not known but it is known Mr. Read was rushed to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where he was pronounced dead-on-arrival.

For more about the life and works of Darryl Read visit his website www.darrylread.com



  • tim

    sex and drugs and rock n’ roll, didnt get him but the mean streets of pattaya did !!
    another one driving to fast ?
    as dear ol’ freddy used to say … another one bites the dust.

  • DUTCHIE

    R.I.P. BUDDY.
    BANDIDO NOMAD DUTCHIE

  • teo

    the roads in pattaya never discriminate R.I.P Darryl

  • HopScotch

    Speeding drivers have a death-wish. Good for them. Sometimes they do wind up in a wheel chair with lots of regrets or worse bring grief to others. No matter what the details of this sorry story are – its’ another ”learning” moment in the daily road mishap saga. Nobody seems to care given how cheap life is in Thailand.

  • Dave D

    So sad to hear my friend Darryl Read passed away last night he was a
    good friend and full of life RIP my mate will miss you xxx love always Dave D

  • Harris

    Rest in peace, mate. -Harris

  • Graham

    Will miss my good friend Darryl.

  • http://th.linkedin.com/pub/mark-bowman/21/989/35 Mark Bowman

    RIP Darryll.

  • Romela Adventuress

    R.I.P

  • Peter de Vries

    On his site he says that he’s devastated about the dead of Ray Manzarek (of The Doors) on May 20th. Little did he known he had little over a month to live himself. Moral: Live your life as best as you can. The Reaper might come any minute. RIP!

  • prick

    Sorry to say that but he drove Soi 16 fast as mad every night. It was just a matter of time.
    R.I.P.

  • Rusty

    Great music video in the ago go excellent performer on stage!

  • jon

    Can anyone tell me if this guy ever use to drink in the bars that were at the top of soi 2?

  • Phil

    The late, great Darryl Read was by some measure the most rock’n roll man I ever met. I don’t mean in terms of booze and drugs shenanigans – though he was well capable of those when we first became friends in a seedy subterranean Soho bar back in 1999 (yes he could indeed party like it was) – I mean in terms of simply embodying that renegade spirit, that love of life and music and that ‘this is the path I’ve chosen and i’m fucking well sticking to it’ attitude so inspiring and so rarely found today.

    Strangely a few days ago I suddenly thought to myself ‘I haven’t heard from Darryl in a few months’ and felt compelled to ping off an email: ‘Dazzer! How’s it going man – long time no see/hear! Piers ‘n Jen X’ . He never replied and on learning of his death this morning, I realised that it was sent on Sunday 23rd June – just a few hours too late.

    In recent years Darryl would regularly come and stay with my wife and I in our flat in Camden and we’d get stoned and muck about like a pair of kids – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ojz2utrRVo for evidence. His dry humour coupled with his relentless optimism, endless enthusiasm and extraordinary creative industry meant that he was always welcome and always entertaining. Yes, his favourite subject was Darryl Read but you simply had to admire his infectious energy and his extraordinary belief in the subject.

    One of my fondest memories was when he supported Pete Doherty at a gig here in Camden three years ago and proceeded to deliver a simply incendiary set of visceral rock ‘n roll that pinned the lug’oles back of Doherty’s stunned fans and taught the young pretender a thing or two about how to work a crowd. Darryl won everyone over that evening because it was obvious that he was the real deal – he lived it, sung it, played it and meant it. Darryl Read was utterly authentic and for a rock ‘n roller there is no greater accolade.

    Darryl knew it was better to burn out than fade away and now he’s gone and done just that – fitting really – the mad and brilliant bugger! He will be sorely missed by all lucky enough to have known him.

  • Phil

    The late, great Darryl Read was by some measure the most rock’n roll man I ever met. I don’t mean in terms of booze and drugs shenanigans – though he was well capable of those when we first became friends in a seedy subterranean Soho bar back in 1999 (yes he could indeed party like it was) – I mean in terms of simply embodying that renegade spirit, that love of life and music and that ‘this is the path I’ve chosen and i’m fucking well sticking to it’ attitude so inspiring and so rarely found today.

    Strangely a few days ago I suddenly thought to myself ‘I haven’t heard from Darryl in a few months’ and felt compelled to ping off an email: ‘Dazzer! How’s it going man – long time no see/hear! Piers ‘n Jen X’ . He never replied and on learning of his death this morning, I realised that it was sent on Sunday 23rd June – just a few hours too late.

    In recent years Darryl would regularly come and stay with my wife and I in our flat in Camden and we’d get stoned and muck about like a pair of kids – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ojz2utrRVo for evidence. His dry humour coupled with his relentless optimism, endless enthusiasm and extraordinary creative industry meant that he was always welcome and always entertaining. Yes, his favourite subject was Darryl Read but you simply had to admire his infectious energy and his extraordinary belief in the subject.

    One of my fondest memories was when he supported Pete Doherty at a gig here in Camden three years ago and proceeded to deliver a simply incendiary set of visceral rock ‘n roll that pinned the lug’oles back of Doherty’s stunned fans and taught the young pretender a thing or two about how to work a crowd. Darryl won everyone over that evening because it was obvious that he was the real deal – he lived it, sung it, played it and meant it. Darryl Read was utterly authentic and for a rock ‘n roller there is no greater accolade.

    Darryl knew it was better to burn out than fade away and now he’s gone and done just that – fitting really – the mad and brilliant bugger! He will be sorely missed by all lucky enough to have known him.

  • Sarah-Rena Hine

    I know his urn was send to UK but it would be good to know will there be memorial services in UK or Berlin…it would be nice to meet and see the film he was working on here in Berlin.. can someone inform us under renas-naturals@hotmail.co.uk
    Thank you
    Sarah-Rena