- Alan Parker (musician)
Alan Parker (born
26 August 1944, in Matlock, Derbyshire) is a guitarist and composer best known for his work in the band Blue Mink.Trained by Julian Breamat London's Royal Academy of Music. Was a successful session guitarist in the late 60's also went to play with his own band The Congregation. Much of Parker's session work has gone uncredited but recently he has been named as the electric guitarist on Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man.
He also played on
The Walker Brothers's No Regrets.
He was composer
Jerry Goldsmith's orchestrator for many years and was called on by Howard Shoreto help him out with some of the music for The Lord of the Rings. He also was the Composer for the British Film "." Parker is now a successful composer for film and TV including What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Rhodes, Victoria and Albert for which Alan was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, Walking With Cavemen, Fallen Angel, Family, ITN's News At Ten, Jaws 3-D and Coast for the BBC.
He has worked with
Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Tony Bennett, Mick Jagger, Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrixand CCS
* [http://www.bigjimsullivan.com/AlanParker.html Big Jim Sullivan's notes on Alan Parker]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0662029/ Alan Parker on IMDb]
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