Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown Co-Founder, Dead at 75
Kim Simmonds, a blues rock guitar legend and co-founding singer/guitarist of the classic blues rock band Savoy Brown, has died. He was 75. On Thursday, the administrator of the Savoy Brown-Simmonds Facebook page posted the news.
“Kim Simmonds passed away peacefully in the evening of December 13th — may he rest in peace.”
The group had been together for over 50 years.
In 2021, Simmonds was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, this forced the guitar legend to cut back his ever-busy touring schedule.
Simmonds was a major influence on many blues rock guitar players, including Joe Bonamassa