Jack Marquette: 1948-2008

He was responsible more than anyone else for the Los Angeles underground music scene that lit up my brain in high school and gave me so much in the years afterwards. The art of all kinds that arose from Theoretical and the Anti-Club turned a lot of us upside down in the best way. Thanks, Jack.

From the Savage Republic mailing list:

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Truly a sad day…

Jaques Ren Marquette 1948 – 2008

.We have lost a true pioneer of the LA music scene..

I (thom f.) was fortunate enough to know Jack Marquette and he is a
large part of SR’s exposure and success. He gave my first band, Spadra
Moods, our first chance in LA and he promoted my first two shows with
SR. He broke bands like the Abecedarians, Psi-Com, and many others.
The following was sent to me to today by Marnie Weber…

Our very dear friend Jack Marquette passed away early this morning,
after bravely battling a long illness. His partner, Fredrick Ascher
was by his side. All of your thoughts, prayers, visits and love over
the past few months touched him deeply. Jack meant so much to all of
us, he will be greatly missed.

7 thoughts on “Jack Marquette: 1948-2008

  1. JACK
    I{Alan Doner} was just looking for old friends and happened upon the sad news of Jack’s passing. I can only say he was one of the nicest people I have ever met and a big influence on me personally and in the underground scene. His parties in the towndown loft were the must diverse and a true breeding gound for creative souls. I’m truely sadded to hear of his fate and will miss him.

  2. jack ren marquette
    i knew jack when he worked at california apparel news. he was a nice guy, always kind and helpful, and very well educated. smart guy. i was just reading an old “ben is dead” zine that jack contributed to, and thought to look him up on the web. I’m very saddened to hear he passed away so young. Yet, I’m glad to hear he touched so many people, even those who did not have the privilege or good fortune to meet him. rest in peace. you will be missed. and you did touch and change lives.kn

  3. jack ren marquette
    i knew jack when he worked at california apparel news. he was a nice guy, always kind and helpful, and very well educated. smart guy. i was just reading an old “ben is dead” zine that jack contributed to, and thought to look him up on the web. I’m very saddened to hear he passed away so young. Yet, I’m glad to hear he touched so many people, even those who did not have the privilege or good fortune to meet him. rest in peace. you will be missed. and you did touch and change lives.kn

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