We are sad to announce the passing of Edi Chin, bass guitarist from The Tourists.

We are sad to announce the passing of Edi Chin, bass guitarist from The Tourists.

We are sad to bring you the confirmed news that Edi Chin, the bass guitarist from The Tourists has passed away at his home in New Orleans at the end of June.

Edi was a highly talented musician who made significant contributions to the band The Tourists. With his unique blend of guitar skills, Edi played a crucial role in shaping the band’s sound and success.

During the early years of his career, Edi became a member of the skiffle group called the Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, alongside his fellow musician Robert Greenfield. Later, in 1976, fate brought Chin together with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, resulting in the formation of The Tourists. Unfortunately, the band disbanded in 1980, leading Chin and Coombes to embark on a new musical venture called Acid Drops. However, this project did not achieve significant success.

During their time together, The Tourists released three albums, including their self-titled debut album in 1979. The band achieved commercial success with hits like “I Only Want to Be with You” and “So Good to Be Back Home Again,” which showcased Chin’s musical prowess and his ability to craft unforgettable melodies.

Although The Tourists disbanded in 1980, their contribution to the music industry, thanks in part to Edi’s talent, remains a testament to their enduring influence.

Edi had lost his wife Gervaise less than a year ago. From all of us at Ultimate Eurythmics we send our very best wishes to his friends and family.

I think these words from So Good To Be Back Home Again are poignant. 

Baby, I’ve been so far awayBeen so lonelyEvery night and dayWhen my baby holds me tightYou know I want to stay the night

It’s so good(Ooh, ooh, ooh)Yeah, it’s so good(Ooh, ooh, ooh)It’s so good to be back home again

Eddie Chin from The Tourists - RIP
0102 - The Tourists - So Good To Be Back Home Again - The UK - 7" Single - TOUR 1

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