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Posts Tagged ‘Shadowfax’

Died On This Date (December 27, 2011) Harry Andronis / Sound Tech For Frank Zappa

Posted by themusicsover on December 27, 2010

Harry Andronis
February 4, 1953 – December 27, 2010

Harry Andronis is perhaps best remembered as the long time front-of-house sound mixer for Frank Zappa.  He joined up with Zappa in 1988, coming on board for the Broadway The Hard Way Tour.  Prior to his job with Zappa, Andronis worked with the likes of Shadowfax, Chris DeBurgh, Supertramp, and Jean-Luc Ponty. He also created jingles for such companies as Schlitz, United Airlines, and McDonalds, and did sound effects for such television shows as L.A. Law and Doogie Howser.  In his later years with Zappa, Andronis helped him remix tapes from many of his old shows.   On December 27, 2010, Harry Andronis passed away following a long struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  He was 54.

Thanks to Roger Palmeri for the assist.

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Died On This Date (September 4, 1995) Chuck Greenberg / Shawdofax

Posted by themusicsover on September 4, 2010

Chuck Greenberg
March 25, 1950 – September 4, 1995

Chuck Greenberg was a musician, producer and composer who is best remembered as the leader of Shadowfax, a Grammy-winning band that is generally thought of as “New Age.”  Greenberg launched his music career during the ’70s and was soon was tapped to perform in the Bee Gees’ back-up band on one of their U.S. tours.  He soon moved to Los Angeles where he formed Shadowfax.  The band built a loyal fanbase thanks to it’s ability to marry elements of rock, world, jazz and folk music.  They would become one of the few New Age bands to cross over to a pop audience.  The band traveled the world playing to adoring fans until Septembe 4, 1995 when Chuck Greenberg died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  He was 44.

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Died On This Date (March 15, 2008) Stuart Nevitt / Shadowfax

Posted by themusicsover on March 15, 2010

Stuart Nevitt
March 1953 – March 15, 2008

Stuart Nevitt was the drummer and founding member of Shadowfax.  Formed in 1972, Shadowfax was named after Gandalf’s horse in Lord of The Rings and would be the first band signed to the world-renowned Windham Hill Records. A world beat instrumental band from Chicago, they are considered one of the premier groups in the New Age genre and won a Grammy for Folksongs for a Nuclear Village in 1988. The band called it quits after co-founder, Chuck Greenberg died in 1995. Nevitt continued performing and recording until his death on March 15th, 2008 of complications from diabetes and heart disease.

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