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Encyclopedia > Alan White (Yes drummer)

Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England) is an English rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. In all, White has appeared on over fifty albums with artists from John Lennon and George Harrison to Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker and The Ventures. Alan White (born 26 May 1972, in Eltham, South London) is an English drummer, longtime drummer of British rock group Oasis between 1995 and 2004. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pelton is a village in County Durham, in England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... Peter Edward Ginger Baker (born August 19, 1939, Lewisham, South London) is an English drummer who gained fame as a member of the Graham Bond Organization (GBO) and Cream from 1966 until 1968. ... Walk Dont Run (1960) The Ventures are a rock instrumental band formed in 1958, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, two Seattle masonry workers. ...

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Biography

black began learning to play the piano at age six and after switching to drums, played publicly with a local band at 13. Later he worked with a number of bands during the 1960s before being invited to join Ginger Baker's Airforce with Steve Winwood in 1968. The following year, 1969, White received a call from John Lennon (he thought it was a prankster) asking him to join the Plastic Ono Band forhat became the hit album, Live Peace in Toronto. He also performed with Lennon on the legendary Imagine album and the single, "Instant Karma". When Lennon introduced White to fellow Beatle alumnus, George Harrison, he was asked to perform on the All Things Must Pass album, including the single, "My Sweet Lord". Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Plastic Ono Band is the band John Lennon formed after he left the Beatles. ... Imagine is John Lennons second solo album and is the most popular of his solo works. ... This article is about the 1970 single. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Alternate cover Cover of 2001 remaster All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. ... For other uses, see My Sweet Lord (disambiguation). ...


In 1972, White was touring with Joe Cocker when he received an invitation to join Yes, to replace Bill Bruford who had left to join King Crimson. Three days after meeting with Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, White played at the first show of the group's US Close to the Edge tour. Despite the fact that White had spent time in the studio with the band and even tried playing some of the Close to the Edge material, it is something of a legend that he learned the entire repertoire of extremely complex music in just three days. White and the band gave each other three months to see if he fit in, and over thirty years later, he has appeared on every Yes album since. William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential British drummer who is recognised for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... This article is about the musical group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born 4 March 1948), better known as Chris Squire is an English musician and the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all but... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Close to the Edge is the fifth album by British progressive rock band Yes. ...


Alan White released his only solo album, Ramshackled, in 1976. However, it is usually considered a White solo album in name only, as everything except the drumming (and including all the songwriting) is done by the various musicians White gathered to help with the project.


In addition to his drum playing, White has played piano and written music for several Yes albums. When he is not performing with Yes or travelling around the world conducting drum clinics, White spends time with his wife of over twenty years, Gigi, and their two children, Jesse (also a musician) and Cassi.


New band projects in the 2000s

Alan White had guested with local Seattle band MerKaBa on a number of occasions and Alan White and MerKaBa also had links with another local band, Treason. In 2003, Alan White joined sessions for a new MerKaBa album, but these evolved into a new band, called White, and an album's worth of demo recordings under the name Loyal. As well as Alan, the band consisted of Kevin Currie (from MerKaBa; lead vocals), Karl Haug (from Treason; electric & acoustic guitars, lap steel), Steve Boyce (from MerKaBa; bass, guitar, backing vocals) and Ted Stockwell (from Treason and MerKaBa; keys, guitar). Stockwell left the band and, in April 2005, was replaced by Alan's former colleague in Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes. A new album, White, was recorded, partly based on the Loyal demos. The album was released in 2006, with a cover by Roger Dean. Geoff Downes Geoffrey Downes (born August 25, 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire, England) is a rock keyboard player. ... Freyjas Castle, 1987 Roger Dean (born August 31, 1944, in Ashford, Kent) is a contemporary English artist best known for his work on album covers, which he began painting in the late 1960s. ...


The band has played live (with various keyboardists) in the Seattle area. They were due to join the abortive More Drama Tour. The More Drama Tour, scheduled to begin in North America in August 2005, was to have seen three acts, The Syn, White and Steve Howe touring together, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White and Geoff Downes playing Yes material at the end of the evening (with Kevin Currie handling lead vocals). However, the tour was cancelled shortly before it was due to begin. Alan White later joined The Syn touring band for dates in the first half of 2006. The Syn is an English band that lasted from 1965 to 1967 and then reunited as a progressive rock band in 2004. ... Stephen James Steve Howe (born April 8, 1947 in Holloway, North London, England) is a guitarist best known for his work with the progressive rock group Yes. ...


Recently, Alan White has been working on projects with Billy Sherwood, notably a new band, Circa:, with a third Yes alumnus, Tony Kaye. Billy Sherwood William Billy Wyman Sherwood (born March 14, 1965), is a musician, record producer, and engineer. ... Tony Kaye (1987) Tony Kaye (born January 11, 1946) is a British musician born in Leicester, England with the name Anthony John Selvidge (some mistaken authors spell it Selridge). He was the original pianist and organist for the progressive rock group Yes. ...


Trivia

  • For the song "Owner of a Lonely Heart", White played the first recording only with the bass drum and snare, because all the other drums were being packed up as the group played. White then recorded each individual instrument (cymbals, toms, hi-hat, etc) afterwards and dubbed them over the original track.

Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Owner of a Lonely Heart is a song by the rock band Yes. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... A kind of trap used in trapping. ... It is also possible that you want to know about the Cymbalum instrument. ...

Discography

Solo:

  • Ramshackled (1976)

With White:

  • White (2006)

With Yes: See infobox below


With The Alan Price Set:

  • A Price on His Head (1967)
  • The Amazing Alan Price (EP), (1967)
  • This Price is Right, (1968)

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  • John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, 1970
  • Live Peace in Toronto, 1969-1970
  • Imagine, (John Lennon, 1971)
  • Fly, (Yoko Ono, 1971)


Guest appearances/sessions: Look up imagine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ...

  • The Downbeats: "My Bonnie" (single)
  • The Blue Chips: "I'm on the Right Side" (single)
  • The Blue Chips: "Some Kind of Loving" (single)
  • The Blue Chips: "Good Loving Never Hurts" (single)
  • The Gamblers: "Dr Goldfoot (and His Bikini Machine)" (single)
  • Happy Magazine: "Satisfied Street" (single)
  • Happy Magazine: "Who Belongs to You" (single)
  • Johnny Almond Music Machine: Patent Pending (1969)
  • Johnny Almond: "Solar Machine" (single) (1969)
  • Doris Troy: You Tore Me Up Inside
  • Billy Preston: Encouraging Words (1969)
  • George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (2001)
  • Gary Wright: Extraction (1970)
  • Denny Laine and Balls: "Fight for My Country" (single) (1971)
  • Jesse Davis: Jesse Davis
  • Sky: Don't Hold Back (1971)
  • Brian Short: Anything for a Laugh (1971)

and work with Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood, Esquire and The Syn Doris Troy (January 6, 1937 - February 16, 2004) was an R&B singer, known to her many fans as Mama Soul. ... William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Alternate cover Cover of 2001 remaster All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. ... Gary Wright (born 26 April 1943, Cresskill, New Jersey, U.S.) is an American musician, most famous for his song, Dream Weaver. Wright, a personal friend of George Harrison, appeared in a TV show at the age of seven. ... Denny Laine (born Brian Hines, on 29 October 1944, in Birmingham) is an English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder (along with Paul McCartney) of Wings. ... Jesse Davis (born 9 November 1965) is an American jazz saxophonist. ... This article is about the American band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephen James Steve Howe (born April 8, 1947 in Holloway, North London, England) is a guitarist best known for his work with the progressive rock group Yes. ... Billy Sherwood William Billy Wyman Sherwood (born March 14, 1965), is a musician, record producer, and engineer. ... The Syn is an English band that lasted from 1965 to 1967 and then reunited as a progressive rock band in 2004. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Alan White - Biography - AOL Music (1105 words)
White passed through the lineups of a lot of short-lived late-'60s outfits including Ginger Baker's Airforce (playing some keyboards there as well), where he was in the unfortunate position of working alongside legendary drummer Phil Seaman, who managed to eclipse his younger colleague at every turn.
For the most part, however, White became the bedrock of the group's sound during the turbulent late-'70s era, when Yes was struggling with membership changes and the end of the progressive rock boom, which reduced their sales and audience.
Indeed, it was White's breaking his ankle (at a roller-disco, no less) in late 1979 that precipitated the momentary end of the band that year, amid a disastrous attempt at recording a new album.
Alan White (Yes drummer) at AllExperts (711 words)
Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England) is an English rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes.
White began learning to play the piano at age six and after switching to drums, played publicly with a local band at 13.
Alan White released his only solo album, Ramshackled, in 1976.
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