Remembering Brian ‘Wimpy Roy’ Goble

Tuesday 09th, December 2014 / 19:27
By The Skinny Magazine Vancouver

VANCOUVER — We are at a loss for words and would like to extend our condolences to members of Vancouver’s first wave punk rock community, friends, family, fans and colleagues at Portland Hotel Society.

By now the notice of Brian “Wimpy Roy” Goble’s passing has circulated broadly. He had suffered a heart attack December 7, 2014.

Many know him for his antics as the front man for the Subhumans, but also as the bass player for The Skulls and D.O.A.

There has been an outpouring of emotions within the music community and social circles. We extend our compassion and sympathy to those who knew, were inspired by and laughed with him.

Vancouver photographer Bev Davies has shared two of her memories with us here. Davies is a highly respected documentarian and friend of Vancouver’s early punk rock music community.

“The Subhumans go to College” - Oct. 8, 1980. Photo: Bev Davies

The Subhumans go to College. – Oct. 8, 1980.
Photo: Bev Davies

Wimpy with Dimwit in Rude Norton at Buddha. July 12, 1979.  Photo: Bev Davies

Wimpy with Dimwit in Rude Norton at Buddha. July 12, 1979.
Photo: Bev Davies

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