Kim Simmonds – Co-founder Savoy Brown Died At The Age Of 75



Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
photo by Arnie Goodman

Kim Simmonds, co-founder of the legendary blues/rock band Savoy Brown has died at age 75. The news was confirmed by the band’s social media pages and stated that he “passed away peacefully in the evening of December 13th.”

It is with sadness that we report that Kim Simmonds has passed. A delightful person and certainly a great talent, he had been battling stage 4 signet cell colon cancer. His website revealed a note to fans in August of 2022 about Simmonds’ inability to tour, medical condition and chemotherapy treatments which had caused peripheral neuropathy.

Kim Simmonds was one of the pioneers of the 1960s British Blues Boom. Considered one of the founding fathers of British Blues, guitarist, singer-songwriter and bandleader, Simmonds formed blues/rock band Savoy Brown in 1965. The group was one of the “big six” blues bands of the British Blues Boom in the UK, along with John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Chicken Shack and Ten Years After. Simmonds had been Savoy Brown’s guiding hand from their first singles released in 1966 through to their newest release, their 40th album, ‘Ain’t Done Yet’.

Kim Simmonds will be very much missed.