June 8, 2024

Today, June 8th would have been BEDEMON founder Randy Palmer’s 71st birthday. He will always be missed. This photo is of him with his gorgeous girlfriend-later-to-be-his-finacée, Taryn. It was taken by Geof at Randy’s house in Feb. 1976, right in the middle of the ’73 through ’79 period where he wrote the Child of Darkness songs.

She and her son were with him in the tragic 2002 car crash which would take his life a week later. Just three months earlier, Randy and Taryn (as well as bassist Mike Matthews) had traveled out to California to record the backing tracks in Geof’s garage for Bedemon’s Symphony of Shadows, which would finally see release in 2012.

Happy birthday to the Child of Darkness.

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