Ian North, Guitarist of Power Pop Band Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Dies at 68

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North also released solo albums after his sole LP with the Long Island glam band

Milk N Cookies Justin Strauss Sal Maida Ian North and Mike Ruiz
Milk ‘N’ Cookies’ Justin Strauss, Sal Maida, Ian North, and Mike Ruiz (courtesy Captured Tracks)

Ian North, the guitarist and songwriter of the Long Island power pop band Milk ‘N’ Cookies, has died. North’s wife confirmed to Paul Zone of the Fast that North died on Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack last week. He was 68.

Milk ‘N’ Cookies formed a short drive from New York City in Woodmere, Long Island. The group released one cult classic album—their 1976 self-titled LP—which got reissued in a 2016 box set by Captured Tracks. North continued as a solo artist after the band’s dissolution, releasing 1979’s Neo and 1980’s My Girlfriend’s Dead. He also produced records by artists including the Fast.


 

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