Drummer Alan White, who worked with John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, has been part of the British progressive rock band Yes since 1972.
Britain died of a brief illness at the age of 72 at his home in Seattle, Washington.
Alan White, a native of Peldon, Durham County, replaced Bill Bruford in 1972 when he decided to play for King Crimson.
The drummer made his record debut with the duet album Stories from the landscape oceans. He was on all the albums of creation until the last Opus, QuestLaunched in October 2021.
Back pain since 2016 has slowed his activities. Yes he was a guest drummer and participated in some songs on the White stage.
We learned a few days ago that he could not participate in the 50se Anniversary of the album Closer to the edge, Which starts on June 15, in Glasgow, UK, due to health concerns. Members of Yes said on Thursday that the 14-show series will be dedicated to Alan White.
Alan White played drums in the singles category Pregnant And Instant karma By John Lennon. He is in eight of the ten songs on the album. Pregnant Former Beatles.
He has recorded with many artists including George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker’s Air Force Creation and The Ventures.
He was part of the circus with Alan White, bassist Billy Sherwood, keyboardist Tony Kay and guitarist Jimmy Hahn. He has a solo for his credit, Disconnected, He started in 1976.