Funky Claude Has Run Out for the Last Time

Claude Nobs, founder of Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, has died after a skiing accident. You may have known him better as Funky Claude.

Nobs even earned himself a mention as “funky Claude” who rescues children in Deep Purple’s 1973 song Smoke On The Water.

The song is about a fire that burned down the Montreux Casino, where the festival was held, during a Frank Zappa concert in 1971.

No word on the health of “some stupid with a flare gun.”

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