Death – Obituary News : Geoff Davies, the founder of Probe Records, has passed away, shortly after his ex-partner Annie. Both were influential figures in the Liverpool music scene. May they rest in peace.
So sad to hear that the founder of @ProbeRecords Geoff Davies has sadly passed away – (soon after his ex-partner Annie) – they were giants of the Liverpool music scene – may they rest in peace pic.twitter.com/owY1kRHrho
— TheFarm/PeterHooton (@TheFarm_Peter) September 12, 2023
Geoff Davies, the founder of Probe Records, has sadly passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be remembered in the music industry. This news comes shortly after the death of his ex-partner Annie, marking a deeply sorrowful time for the Liverpool music scene.
Davies, along with Annie, played a pivotal role in shaping the vibrant music culture of Liverpool. Their contributions to the scene were monumental, and their loss is deeply felt by musicians and fans alike.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Davies had a deep passion for music from an early age. In 1971, he founded Probe Records, a record shop that would soon become an iconic institution in the city. With its eclectic selection and commitment to underground and alternative music, Probe Records quickly became a hub for local musicians and music enthusiasts. The shop’s influence extended far beyond the city, as it became renowned as a destination for music lovers from all over the country.
Davies was not just a businessman; he was a champion of emerging talent. He had an unparalleled ability to spot promising musicians and offer them a platform to showcase their work. Many successful artists owe their breakthrough to Davies and Probe Records, which served as a launching pad for countless careers.
The loss of Davies and Annie is a significant blow to the Liverpool music scene. Their unwavering support and dedication to the industry will be sorely missed. Their impact on the city’s cultural landscape cannot be overstated.
As the news of their passing spreads, tributes pour in from musicians, fans, and industry insiders, all expressing their gratitude for the indelible mark left by these giants of the Liverpool music scene. Geoff Davies and Annie will forever be remembered as pioneers, visionaries, and beloved figures in the world of music. May their souls rest in peace..