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Posts Tagged ‘David Gilmour’

Died On This Date (April 18, 2013) Storm Thorgerson / Created Several Iconic Album Covers

Posted by themusicsover on April 18, 2013

Storm Thorgerson
February 28, 1944 – April 18, 2013

storm-thorgersonStorm Thorgerson was a renowned graphic artist whose catalog includes some of rock music’s most famous album covers. Born in Middlesex, England, Thorgerson went to high school with Syd Barrett and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame.  He eventually joined a graphic arts collective called Hipgnosis which created many popular album cover designs until closing shop in 1983.  He then went on to form his own design house, Storm Studios.  Arguably, Thorgerson’s most famous cover is the one he designed for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.  Often surreal in nature, his canon of work includes the covers of most of the Pink Floyd albums; the Cult‘s Electric; Led Zeppelin‘s Presence and In Through the Out Door; Peter Gabriel‘s three self-titled albums; as well as visually stunning covers for Muse, Phish, Megadeth, Catherine Wheel, Black Sabbath, the Cranberries, Genesis, Alan Parsons and many more.  Thorgerson also directed popular videos by the likes of Bruce Dickinson, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young, David Gilmour, and of course, Pink Floyd.  He suffered a stroke in 2003 but recovered and went back to work.  Sometime later, he was diagnosed with cancer and ultimately died from it on April 18, 2013.  Storm Thorgerson was 69 when he passed away.

Thanks to Bruce Kilgour at Slipped Disc Entertainment for the assist.

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Died On This Date (May 9, 2012) Clive Welham / Early Bandmate Of Syd Barrett and David Gilmour

Posted by themusicsover on May 9, 2012

Clive Welham
DOB Unknown – May 9, 2012

Clive Welham was an English drummer whose brush with fame came during the early ’60s,when he played with pre-Pink Floyd Syd Barrett and then, David Gilmour.  In 1962, Welham was playing alongside Barrett in a band called Geoff Mott and the Mottoes.  Within a couple of years, Barrett went off to join what was to become Pink Floyd, while Welham and Gilmour moved on to play in the Ramblers, the Four Posters and ultimately, Jokers Wild before Gilmour was hired to replace Barrett in Pink Floyd.   Clive Welham passed away on May 9, 2012 following a long illness.

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Died On This Date (January 29, 2009) John Martyn / Respected Scottish Folk Singer

Posted by themusicsover on January 29, 2010

John Martyn (Born Iain McGeachy)
September 11, 1948 – January 29, 2009

John Martyn was a Scottish folk singer-songwriter and guitarist whose career spanned the better part of four decades.  With a sound that was equal parts folk, blues, jazz and rock played acoustically through a fuzzbox, Martyn was without peer in the British folk and blues scene of the ’60s and ’70s.  Over the course of his career, he has played with the likes of Phil Collins, David Gilmour and Eric Clapton.  John Martyn died of double pneumonia in an Ireland hospital.  He was 60 years old.

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