Primal Scream guitarist Rob Young dies

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Robert ‘Throb’ Young, former guitarist with Primal Scream, has died.

Young was a founding member of the band along with singer Bobby Gillespie in 1984.

Primal Scream came to prominence with their album Screamadelica in 1991, winning the inaugural Mercury Prize in the process.

Young left Primal Scream in 2006 to deal with what Gillespie described at the time as “problems in his personal life.”

Friends and fellow musicians have been paying tribute via social media, with Charlatans singer Tim Burgess writing on Twitter: “So sad to hear of the death of Rob ‘Throb’ Young… A real good un.”

Author Irvine Welsh wrote: “RIP Robert Young. One of the best, the most beautiful, who WAS rock n roll. Big love bro, give them it big time over the other side. #Throb”

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