Talking About John Lennon - Alan White - Yes - Yesyears (DVD)

The atmosphere between the two bands. Actually, I think everybody just dropped all their bad thoughts and put everything behind them. We just started playing the music and everything became fine. Details: , ext. Best concerts, shows and events of the week. Summer concerts in Phoenix. Phoenix local music news. Phoenix concert news, updates. Phoenix local music picks. Ed Masley The Republic azcentral. View Comments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Redirected from In a Word: Yes -. Retrieved 25 July We had a very honest talk and he as good as promised them for the Christmas morning Saturday Club, perhaps as a self-contained 30 minute feature. In March , while the Beatles were making Sgt. Pepper, the BBC approached them for a brief interview. Obviously they are not in the studio morning, noon and night, but you will appreciate that a great deal of preparatory work in the way of composing and rehearsing is undertaken prior to the actual sessions and during periods such as these, it is not possible for make them available for interview.

We do not feel that we can take the responsibility of appearing to favour or encourage these unfortunate habits, and that is why we shall not be playing the recording in any of our programmes on radio or television. I should be grateful if you would ensure that any other possible outlets are similarly blocked off. Even more so when you consider that there is no ITV equivalent: when constituent companies disbanded, I suspect the correspondence found its way to a skip.

Darkness: is the most Progressive song in this album, maybe the most "serious", with three parts, also influenced by Jazz-Rock. It also has wind instrument arrangements and an orchestral arrangement by David Bedford who previously worked with Mike Oldfield in the third part.

The arrangements are a bit inlfuenced by YES music. There are some lead guitar parts too. The final part of the song includes a trumpet solo. I think that this album deserves to be "discovered" and listened by the Prog Rock Fans who never have listened to it. He, in the "Yesyears" video, talking about this album, said that his idea was to record an album with a mixture of several styles. It seems to me that his previous musical experience of playing with artists of different musical styles helped him a lot to record an album with a lot of variety in the musical arrangements.

I can hear a lot of interesting things in this album, and I hope that other listeners could find something interesting on it too.

It also sounds to me like it was recorded with Alan and all the musicians having a lot of fun. So, even being a collaborative effort, not only a solo album, it is very good, IMO. They are also available in youtube. Update January : a year ago I bought the C.

Anyway, it was a good buy for me. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Alan White was born in Pelton, Co. Durham, in northern England, on June 14th, He started taking piano lessons at the three years of age, but, encouraged by one of his uncles who also was a drummer, he was given a drum kit and he took lessons, leaving them later to find his own style of playing.

He started playing in local bands, and by the age of thirteen he had become a professional musician. Maybe this was the most important event on which he had participated until then. He also appeared as a session musician in several albums by famous artists. Alan learned all the songs from the tour in three days, and he and the band gave each other three months to see if they were comfortable to play together.

He has been YES' drummer since then, and with Chris Squire he has played on all their albums from until the present. Alan White recorded his first solo album called "Ramshackled" released in April with the collaboration of old friends from his previous bands. Although this first solo album is not very well-known among YES fans with the LP being out of print since the late Seventies and previously only being released on CD in Japan , it contains some interesting material for progressive rock fans.

He applied his previous experience of playing with musicians of different styles in his career to create an eclectic album, showing his versatility as a drummer, and also including some Jazz-Rock and Prog influences in the arrangements of the songs. In the album was released on CD for the first time in the United States.

He also continues to play as guest with other musicians on albums and in concerts, and he also gives drum clinics when he is not working with YES. He is a respected drummer with a lot of experience. Guillermo Why this artist must be listed in www.

His solo album "Ramshackled" deserves to be included alongside the solo efforts from other members of the band, as it contains much of interest for prog fans. The band has played live with various keyboardists in the Seattle area. However, the tour was cancelled shortly before it was due to begin.

White later joined The Syn touring band for dates in the first half of Subsequently, White has been working on projects with Billy Sherwood , notably in the initial line-up of Circa , with a third Yes alumnus, Tony Kaye.

In , the band White re-emerged after a hiatus with a new line-up of White, Haug and Boyce joined by two musicians from Yes tribute band Parallels, who have previously worked with Alan: vocalist Robyn Dawn and keyboardist Jonathan Sindelman.

White has been married for over 20 years to his wife Gigi. White was best man to Jon Anderson 's wedding in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Alan White. Retrieved 11 April Sporting long hair and beard, granny glasses and white suit in other words, looking exactly as he soon would on the cover of "Abbey Road" , he is joined by his new bride Yoko on vocals, Klaus Voormann on bass, Alan White on drums and some dude named Eric Clapton on guitar. One would have imagined that Lennon would be eager to play after such a lengthy hiatus, but strangely enough, his set consists of only eight songs.

Then, three songs that had been recorded by the Beatles: a pretty tough little version of "Money," a short but impressive "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" and, from the "White Album," "Yer Blues," highlighted by some surprisingly great guitar work from John himself.

The soon-to-be-released single "Cold Turkey" is up next, during which Yoko caterwauls like a constipated banshee, and a nicely strummed "Give Peace a Chance" follows. The final two songs of the set are the ones that have proved the most problematic over the years for most listeners. Arthur Janov would have approved of while Clapton and Lennon coax some bizarre feedback from their instruments.

Equal parts hilarious, excruciating and awesome, this longest number of the set--equivalent, I suppose, to the Grateful Dead's later "Space" segments--brings the festival to a literally screeching halt. I half expected the lights to come up at that point to reveal a completely cleared-out stadium that WOULD have been pretty funny, right?

In all, a too-short but nevertheless essential glimpse at this pivotal moment in Lennon's career. My advice: Equip yourself with some earplugs and enjoy! Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Alan White biography Born on June 14th, (Pelton, UK) ALAN WHITE has been the drummer for the band YES for more than thirty years, contributing to all their albums from the live "Yessongs" until the present. Before joining that band, however, he played with a lot of musicians, from local unknown bands to famous artists like John Lennon, George Harrison, Ginger .

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  1. Talking About John Lennon - Alan White: 58 'The Ancient' - Steve Howe Talks About His Career: Talking About Keyboards - Rick Wakeman: Talking About His Drum Sets - Bill Bruford: 8 Man Yes - 'Heart Of The Sunrise' 62 'Shock To The System' 63 'Closing Credits'/5(17).
  2. Talking About John Lennon - Alan White: 58 'The Ancient' - Steve Howe Talks About His Career: Talking About Keyboards - Rick Wakeman: Talking About His Drum Sets - Bill Bruford: 8 Man Yes - 'Heart Of The Sunrise' 62 'Shock To The System' 63 'Closing Credits'/5(3).
  3. Jan 17,  · In this wide ranging converstaion with Q's Ken Dashow, Alaln discusses his career with John Lennon and YES. January 17, by AlanWhite in Uncategorized It’s one of the great ironies in Alan White’s career that he came to fame in the shadow of the drummer he replaced in Yes, Bill Bruford.
  4. Alan White (born 14 June ) is an English drummer and songwriter best known for his tenure in the progressive rock band Yes, which he joined in In , he joined the Plastic Ono Band after John Lennon invited him to play at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival. White went on to play on other recordings from artists such as George Harrison, Ginger Baker's Air .
  5. Talking About John Lennon - Alan White The Ancient - Steve Howe Talks About His Career Talking About Keyboards - Rick Wakeman Talking About His Drum Sets - Bill Bruford 8 Man YES - Heart Of The Sunrise Shock To The System Closing Credits.
  6. Aug 21,  · Drummer Alan White discusses Yes' decades-overdue induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yestival and that one time he hung up on John Lennon.
  7. Mar 11,  · If Alan White’s résumé was limited to playing drums on John Lennon’s Imagine and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, it would be pretty impressive. But about two years after appearing.
  8. Yesyears is the first box set by English progressive rock band Yes, released in August on Atco the group left Atco for Arista Records when they became an eight-man formation in , the deal gave Atco the right to the band's back catalogue, thus allowing them to release a career-spanning box set. Yesyears contains studio and live tracks from to .
  9. Die Babyblauen Seiten sind die deutschsprachige Progressive Rock Enzyklopädie der Mailingliste progrock-dt: tausende Rezensionen von Prog-Platten, alt wie neu, und viele weitere Infos rund um Progressive Rock.

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