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Luscious Jackson’s Vivian Trimble Has Passed Away at 59. Her Musical Legacy is One to Remember.

by Emily Lauletta

Lucious Jackson, from left Vivian Trimble, Kate Schellenbach, Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser. (photo by Michael Lavine)

Sad news for alternative rock fans. Vivian Trimble, multi-instrumentalist of the New York-based alternative rock/rap band Luscious Jackson has passed away at the age of 59. 

On Thursday, April 8th, The Luscious Jackson Instagram account made a post in her honor, stating, “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Viv on Tuesday. She had been in treatment for cancer for several years and developed a complication on Monday. We were not expecting this. She was a great friend and a gifted musician and choreographer, but it was being a partner to David and a mother to Nate and Rebecca that Gave her the greatest joy. We are devastated beyond words to lose our graceful sister.” 



Shortly after this post, the group also shared a slide show of some of their most beloved moments with Trimble.



Some of Luscious Jackson’s greatest hits include the song “Naked Eye” and “Citysong.” The group was one of the many alternative bands of the 90s that defined the music scene. Their unique blend of indie-rock and rap elements have turned them into a household name for many rock fans. Luscious Jackson was a beloved group of the 1990s. They played huge shows ranging from Lollapalooza to Lilith Fair, and even made an appearance on The Rosie O’Donnell Show.

Trimble herself was an extremely talented and multi-faceted musician. Throughout her career, she worked with many other iconic artists such as Breeders’ bassist Josephine Wiggs and Emmylou Harris. Trimble and Luscious Jackson lead singer, Jill Cunniff, also created a separate acoustic band named Kostars who released the album Klassics With A “K” in 1996.

Vivian Trimble had a unique musical style that is hard to be replicated. She was loved by many, and our condolences go out to her family and friends.

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