If the world was a better place, Morphine's Mark Sandman would have turned 58 today. Here's a re-post of Matt Ashare's July 1999 Phoenix article on the shocking news of Sandman's sudden death in Rome, and a detailed account of the legacy he left behind. Our coverage 11 years ago also included a collection of our coverage of Morphine and Sandman over the years, and space for those who knew him to share their personal stories.
It's been 10 years since Mark Sandman's death, but the legacy of this
Revere-born, Cambridge-bred icon thrives. Old friends, bandmates, and
admirers unite for the Mark Sandman Memorial Concert,
a tribute to the Morphine frontman's soul, talent, and enduring
influence. Playing will be Orchestra Morphine, Elastic Waste Band (with Dana Colley of Morphine),
Treat Her Right (Sandman's pre-Morphine band), Mean Creek (see below), Faces on Film, Zili Misik, and many more,
with a raffle, auction, and food sale to benefit the Mark Sandman Music