Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gary Wright - the Dream Weaver - his love is alive

This old Dream Weaver...Gary Wright.  My pal Bry likes to rub it in that he has seen Ringo Starr and his All-star band on numerous tours.  It was a big mistake me not going to at least one of those shows.  I don't think Ringo still does that.  The accompanying video here is Gary Wright performing My Love is Alive. Check it out.  Gary Wright was in Uncle Ringo's All-star  Band lineups in 2008 and 2011.  I was reading about Mick Jones of Foreigner and that led me to Spooky Tooth, which led me to Gary Wright.  That is what I love about music and my albums.  The path.  Where the songs and players intersect.  I read that in 1967, Gary Wright joined the band Spooky Tooth as singer and keyboardist. In 1970 Wright was involved as a record producer with the Liverpool based folk music band Arrival, and he was also a member of the folk rock band Howl the Good who had played alongside Arrival at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. During this period, he also befriended George Harrison and was invited to contribute piano to Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

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  1. ...and the familial path. While at U of I my sister was bummed about a terrible roommate so I told her to catch a bus and come to St. Louis, which she did. For entertainment we went to see Gary Wright from the 3rd row at Kiel Opera House in St. Louis (now rebirthing as Peabody Opera House!). It was a fun time and she stopped worrying about her roommate and enjoyed the rest of her U of I time! Gary Wright helped set her at ease!


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