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    Posted: February 11 2004 at 02:58

Dee "David" Palmer Sex Change

David Palmer, famed former Tull orchestral director and keyboardist from the 1970's, has had a sex change operation to become a woman. In her interview with The Daily Mirror, Dee (formerly David) explains she has "felt like this since the age of three.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2004 at 03:07
Dont know if this is serious or not, but on the inside cover of 'Bursting Out' DP is pictured with full beard & smoking a large pipe - not very effeminate.......

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2004 at 06:52


A very curious piece of news. Quite astonishing.

Talking about his contribution to prog, I know he is mainly known by his orchestral versions of prog classics (Tull, Genesis...), but we can also notice he wrote some songs and made a few very good arrangemente. I like a lot 'Elegy', as well as the astounding 'Coronach', co-written by him (it's in the 20th Anniversary set). Both songs are very emotive. I think he also made the string arangements of 'Woman in the Wings', the Maddy Prior record. It'is not prog per se, but I recommend Tull fans checking it, specially the title track.

He surelly has made a lot of prog related works, but I sometimes mix his name with David Bedford, who has also arranged many orchestral prog songs.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2004 at 01:24

 "Woman in the Wings," eh? Talk about foreshadowing!

Oh well, to each his/her/both own! If Palmer is happier now, that's a good thing.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
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