I didn’t know him personally, as he left Regina before I moved from the farm to town. But Dan Achen was a friend of Mike Burns, and that’s good enough for me to think that the world is a poorer place without him. Here’s his obit in the Hamilton Spectator (he apparently died of a heart attack during a pickup hockey game, and as far as rock music deaths go, you can’t get more Canadian than that), Exclaim magazine, and the CBC.

Here’s something I didn’t know: Feist called him Uncle Dan.