Music pioneer believed dead

Music industry legend Vince Lovegrove, pictured in a file photo with lead singer of The Divinyls Christina Amphlett.
Music industry legend Vince Lovegrove, pictured in a file photo with lead singer of The Divinyls Christina Amphlett.

AUSTRALIAN music industry legend Vince Lovegrove, 64, is believed to be the driver of a Volkswagen Kombi van that crashed before being destroyed by fire on Binna Burra Rd, Federal, on Friday night.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the driver, but tributes to the man who managed some of the biggest musical acts in Australia have begun to flow.

Officers found his van on its side down a small ditch on Binna Burra Rd at 9.30am on Saturday morning.

"Police received a report from a member of the public who thought he heard an explosion on a nearby road," Sergeant Troy Hamilton said.

A resident reported hearing an explosion on Friday, but police were not notified of the crash until Saturday.

According to Sgt Hamilton, the body was burnt beyond recognition.

He also said the vehicle was registered to a Lismore post office box address.

"Police are attempting to identify the driver at this time," he said.

Mr Lovegrove founded The Valentines with former AC/DC singer Bon Scott and he managed The Divinyls in the 1980s.

He travelled to Europe as Jimmy Barnes' tour manager.

Topics:  car crash, the valentines, vince lovegrove



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