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Paul Hester, 1959-2005

Chris Bourke, Sunday Star-Times (New Zealand), 3 April 2005

PAUL HESTER was known as "Hester the Jester," the clown prince of Crowded House. He was the one who gave the band its personality on stage, his anarchic humour making sure they never got bogged down in earnestness. Sitting behind the drum kit, he could take control of a concert on a whim: a wisecrack could upset the flow just enough that the show took on its own spontaneous energy.

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