Alan White, drummer who worked with John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band and has been part of the British Progressive Rock Band Yes since 1972, has died.
Britain died at his home in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 72 from a brief illness.
Alan White, a native of Pelton, County Durham, joined Yes in 1972 to replace Bill Brufford, who decided to play for King Crimson.
The drummer stepped into the recording with the double album Stories from Topographic Oceans. He was on all of the production’s albums until the last Opus, QuestLaunched in October 2021.
Back pain has slowed his activity since 2016. Yes he had a guest drummer and participated in some songs on the white stage.
We learned a few days ago that he was not in his 50sE Album anniversary Close to the edge, Which starts on June 15 in Glasgow, UK due to health issues. Yes members suggested on Thursday that the 14-show series be dedicated to Alan White.
Alan White played drums in singles Pregnant cinnamon And Instant ritual By John Lennon. He was on eight of the ten tracks on the album. Pregnant cinnamon Former Beatles.
He has been on record with many artists, including George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Ginger Bakers, Air Force Formation and The Ventures.
Alan White also joined Circa with bassist Billy Sherwood, keyboardist Tony Kay and guitarist Jimmy Hans. To his credit is Solo Opus, Shackled, He started in 1976.