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R.I.P. Gary Pickford-Hopkins (Rick Wakeman band)

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Topic: R.I.P. Gary Pickford-Hopkins (Rick Wakeman band)
Posted By: cstack3
Subject: R.I.P. Gary Pickford-Hopkins (Rick Wakeman band)
Date Posted: June 24 2013 at 12:06
Just saw this online today:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/" rel="nofollow - http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/

I saw Gary with Glen Cornick's "Wild Turkey" band, opening for Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick" show in Chicago.  

I quite liked his vocals, although I personally didn't think they meshed well with Wakeman's music in "Center" and "King Arthur."





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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: June 24 2013 at 15:12
RIP

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Posted By: dennismoore
Date Posted: June 24 2013 at 20:20
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Just saw this online today:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/" rel="nofollow - http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/

I quite liked his vocals, although I personally didn't think they meshed well with Wakeman's music in "Center" and "King Arthur."


Thanks Chuck for posting.   RIP Gary.  Cancer sucks, trust me, I know...

For me I absolutely loved Gary's clear & delicate voice, it was the perfect counter-weight for Ashley's Holt, gruff voice.
Both vocalists made Journey & Arthur the works of art that they were.  I always thought No Earthly Connection
should have had Gary on it as well.





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"Yeah, people are unhappy about that - but you know what, it's still Yes." - Chris Squire


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: June 25 2013 at 11:04
Originally posted by dennismoore dennismoore wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Just saw this online today:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/" rel="nofollow - http://ultimateclassicrock.com/gary-pickford-hopkins-dead/

I quite liked his vocals, although I personally didn't think they meshed well with Wakeman's music in "Center" and "King Arthur."


Thanks Chuck for posting.   RIP Gary.  Cancer sucks, trust me, I know...

For me I absolutely loved Gary's clear & delicate voice, it was the perfect counter-weight for Ashley's Holt, gruff voice.
Both vocalists made Journey & Arthur the works of art that they were.  I always thought No Earthly Connection
should have had Gary on it as well.




You are very welcome, Dennis!  I must give those works another listen.  


Posted By: BarryGlibb
Date Posted: June 26 2013 at 06:25
A great vocalist....Battle Hymn by Wild Turkey is in my top 10 albums of all time.

Has anyone suggested Wild Turkey for PA? Surely Battle Hymn is prog? No?

Anyway, Gary Pickford-Hopkins you have left me with some great memories. Poor little Butterfly.





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