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Gary Wright (born 26 April 1943, Cresskill, New Jersey, U.S.) is an American musician, most famous for his song, "Dream Weaver". is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map highlighting Cresskills location within Bergen County. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... 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... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... Dream Weaver is a song by Gary Wright that was a hit single in the US, Australia and Europe in 1976. ...


Career

Wright, a personal friend of George Harrison, appeared in a TV show at the age of seven. Later he came to Europe to continue studying psychology. In 1967 he joined the band, Spooky Tooth as singer and keyboardist. After Spooky Tooth's split in 1974, Wright continued his solo career, culminating in "Dream Weaver". The single peaked at #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976, and went gold. It was also featured in the Wayne's World film and soundtrack, as well as in the 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt film. Later in 1976, his follow-up single "Love Is Alive" also reached #2 (for two weeks). For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... “TV” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Spooky Tooth was an English progressive rock band from the late 1960s. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... Waynes World was one of the most popular recurring sketches to come from the NBC television series Saturday Night Live. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... The People vs. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ...


Ronnie Montrose played guitar on the Gary Wright song "Power Of Love", from his The Dreamweaver album. Ronnie Montrose, (born November 29, 1947 in Denver, Colorado) is an American guitarist. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The Dreamweaver is a hit solo album by one-time Spooky Tooth keyboard player Gary Wright released in June of 1975. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


Although The Dreamweaver was a massive hit album and would go multi platinum, his subsequent releases did not catch on (neither critically nor commercially). Radio play did not help and with the lack of another hit single, his career quickly stalled. But Wright continued to make albums anyway throughout the 70's, 80's, & 90's. He has ten albums all still in print and available on CD. His first two albums Extraction and Footprint released before the big success of The Dreamweaver are now available as an official double disc import (digitially remastered). The Dreamweaver is a hit solo album by one-time Spooky Tooth keyboard player Gary Wright released in June of 1975. ... The Dreamweaver is a hit solo album by one-time Spooky Tooth keyboard player Gary Wright released in June of 1975. ...


Wright's last significant success on the pop chart was 1981, when he returned with "Really Wanna Know You" (cowritten by Ali Thomson), a bouncy, bass-heavy song that managed to hit #16. // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Ali Thomson (born 1959 in Glasgow) was a Scottish singer-songwriter. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping or using a pick. ...


His 1981 song "Comin' Apart" was sampled by Armand Van Helden in the 2004 club dance anthem, "My, My, My". Another song " Heartbeat" from the same recording "The Right Place" from 1981, has in 2007 been re-recorded as a Dance Track by Topmodelz, this time given him credit in the title track. Topmodelz Heartbeat-Featuring Gary Wright, a catchy dance tune. In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording. ... Armand Van Helden (born 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a record producer and remixer whose biggest commercial successes came from his remixes of the 1996 Tori Amos song Professional Widow, which reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, and his own track U Dont Know Me which was... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A dance anthem, floor filler (also floorfiller) or club anthem is a dance (or disco) track which receives almost timeless status, being played commonly many years after its release. ...


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Marine Gary Wright died as a result of injuries sustained when a suicide-borne improvised explosive device detonated next to the vehicle in which he was patrolling in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan onĀ 19 October 2006.
Gary Wright, from Glasgow, was born on 30 September 1984.
Gary was a popular and hard-working member of Recce Troop where his positive attitude and soldiering ability set a fine example to those around him.
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