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Mary Hansen

Mary Hansen (November 1, 1966 - December 9, 2002) was guitarist and singer with Stereolab. Born in Maryborough[?] near Brisbane in Australia, she moved to London in the late 1980s and became a backing singer with the Essex-based indie band, The Wolfhounds[?]. She met Stereolab founder Tim Gane[?] when the Wolfhounds played with his band McCarthy[?], and joined Stereolab as backing vocalist in 1992. She also played guitar, and sometimes percussion and keyboards, and occasionally sang lead vocals. She was a member of the "groop" until her death in a cycling accident in December 2002. She also sang on records by Brokeback[?], The High Llamas[?], Moonshake[?] and Mouse On Mars[?].

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