Robbie France, who played with both UFO and Diamond Head, died on Saturday, January 14.
In a lengthy career, drummer France played on Diamond Heads 1983 albumCanterbury and spent a year with UFO from 1984. France was also a member of Wishbone Ash, recording the 1991 albumStrange Affair. He was a founder-member of Skunk Anansie, playing on their 1995 debut albumParanoid And Sunburnt.
Last year, France (who was also a respected drum tutor) had first novel published. This wascalled Six Degrees South.