Boon Gould Biography – Boon Gould Wiki
Boon Gould born Rowland Charles Gould, was an English musician and one of the four founding member of the British band Level 42.
He earned his nickname ‘Boon’ as a child when an uncle commented that his apparent inability to cry was a ‘real boon for the family’.
Level 42 was formed in 1979 and went on to release 11 studio albums together, and enjoyed a string of hits in the 1980s and early 90s, including including ‘Lessons In Love’, ‘Running In The Family’, ‘The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)’, ‘Something About You’, ‘To Be With You Again’, ‘It’s Over’ and ‘Heaven In My Hands’.
Boon Gould left Level 42 in 1987, just a few months before his brother. However, he continued to write lyrics and joined the band to make a guest appearance at a one-off performance in Bristol in 2012.
He released two solo albums, Tin Man in 1995 and Love Kills Overtime in 2000, with the latter under the name Zen Gangsters.
Boon Gould Age
He was born on 4 March 1955 in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England. He died on 30 April 2019 aged 64.
Boon Gould Wife – Boon Gould Children
Boon had a daughter named Chani. However, he was not married to Chani’s mother. He married in the early 1990s and had another child named Solomon.
Boon Gould Death – Boon Gould Suicide
Boon Gould was found dead at his home in Dorset on Tuesday April 31, 2019. Rowland ‘Boon’ Gould’s death was confirmed by Level 42 bassist and vocalist Mark King. King wrote on Twitter:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell you of the passing of our dear friend and brother Boon Gould. Dorset Police confirmed that he was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning. You are at peace now Boon, no more pain mate. Thank you for everything.”
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell you of the passing of our dear friend and brother Boon Gould.
Dorset Police confirmed that he was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning.
You are at peace now Boon, no more pain mate.
Thank you for everything.
Mark x” pic.twitter.com/adyjdCKSNe
— Mark King (@markking) May 1, 2019
Boon Gould’s brother Phil Gould, said in a message on Twitter: “My heart is beyond broken. RIP Roland Charles ‘Boon’ Gould, my brother, 1955-2019.”
My heart is beyond broken. RIP Roland Charles ‘Boon’ Gould, my brother, 1955-2019
— Phil Gould (@bongosaloon) May 1, 2019
keyboard player Mike Lindup tweeted: “Boon. Still taking it in. Thoughts and love to his families. @bongosaloon @markking @WallyBadarou @GHusband.”
— Mike Lindup (@MikeLindup) May 1, 2019
Boon Gould Cause of Death
Boon Gould’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Level 42 Members
Level 42 was formed in 1979 by Boon Gould, Phil Gould, Mark King and keyboard player Mike Lindup. The Gould brothers and King grew up on the Isle of Wight, playing in bands together as teenagers, and later met Lindup in London.
Boon Gould Net Worth
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