Drummer Andy Anderson was born in London on January 30, 1951. Anderson worked on Nik Turner's Sphynx album in 1978. His next career move was playing with Steve Hillage on two albums, Live Herald and Open. He did a brief stint in Hawkwind in 1983, but did not record with them. His tenure in that group was cut short when he joined the Cure. His performances with that group are chronicled on The Top and Concert: The Cure Live, both of which were released in 1984. This was also his last year playing with that group. Following his time with the Cure, Anderson's résumé also included work with Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, and the Gun Club. Cancer claimed Anderson on February 26, 2019; he was 68 years old.