Various reports indicate that American drummer Gary Parra passed away on July 30, 2016.
Parra was a member of Cartoon, one of the finest American progressive rock/avant garde-rock bands in the 1980s. Cartoon released its self-titled debut album in 1981.
“Music from Left Field” was Cartoon’s second album. Both recordings are now available as a reissue titled Sortie.
Gary Parra , Scott Brazieal, and Herb Diamant later founded another innovative band called PFS.
In recent years, Gary Parra joined the space rock collective Spirits Burning.