Followers and fans of the local rock-band Racing Cars have been paying tribute to Dave Land – the original bass-player of the group – who has died at the age of 67.
Mr Land died in hospital after a sudden collapse at his local pub, The Albion in Glebe St, Penarth. His funeral is to be held on Friday June 3rd at Barry Crematorium at 16:00.
The Racing Cars band recorded four albums with Chrysalis Records including the 70s hit “They Shoot Horses Don’t They?” (which reached no 14 in 1977). Dave and the band appeared on BBC TV’s “Top of the Pops” and on the BBC 2 series “The Old Grey Whistle Test” and at the very first Glastonbury Festival.
Dave Land had begun his performing career with the band “Electric Circus” which later changed its name to “Good Habit” and then to “Racing Cars” . He was the only member of the band who bad played from the start with the original group .
He leaves a wife Amanda and two daughters, Ellie,and Jennifer.
Racing Cars on Top of the Pops with lead singer Graham Morty Mortimer who died of cancer just six months ago