A member of a local band that had a video featured on MTV has passed awayr. According to the Times Union, Sarge Blotto, aka Greg Haymes is dead, shortly after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer.
On August 1, 1981 MTV debuted; one of the songs featured that first day was "I Wanna be a Lifeguard."
Sarge sang lead vocals. Haymes also wrote for the Times Union from 1991-2016 and was an active member of the local arts community.
Haymes was in his 60s.