Simeon Coxe, Whose Silver Apples Presaged Synth-Pop, Dies at 82

Simeon Coxe, a songwriter, singer and inventor whose psychedelic-era band Silver Apples was one of the first to put a synthesizer at the center of its music, died on Tuesday at his home in Fairhope, Ala. He was 82.

The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, his management said.

Silver Apples was a two-man band: Dan Taylor on drums and Mr. Coxe, billing himself simply as Simeon, playing an unwieldy proto-synthesizer that he had built himself, and that his label named the Simeon. With its debut album,…

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