Everyone at Cherry Red Records would like to pay tribute to Rupert Hine who has sadly passed away and who we were privilged to work with in recent years. Here is a statement from our Chairman and founder, Iain McNay…
Sadly, Rupert Hine, who hadn’t been well for some time, passed away yesterday. I only met him a few times. He was a great guy, such a genuinely nice man, and a very talented musician, songwriter and producer.
The list of artists he worked with included Howard Jones, Tina Turner, The Fixx, Kevin Ayers, Anthony Phillips, Rush and Camel as well as having his own career in Quantum Jump and as a solo artist.
The interview he did with Mark Powell last Summer is full of great stories especially about his early years in the music industry. Watching it again I can see his zest and enthusiasm for really living life, something he certainly did.
You can watch Mark Powell’s interview with Rupert here. Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who knew and loved Rupert.