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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Keytar Relevance: Gary Wright, 1975

Posted by on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Here is a prime example of the keytar's "relevance"; perhaps its finest moment, too, in the nimble hands of "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright. Alas, the keytar would soon fall from pop-star fingers to be victimized in the hands of new wavers with their "new wave" anti-rock smash the state aspirations. Fucking kids spoil EVERYTHING.

Okay, so they ain't KEYTARS so much as actual keyboards hung 'round their shoulders. Dag...I can't recall a day when I woulda' imagined Gary Wright could sell out an open-air auditorium, but...the video testifies he did.

Wright, for all his solo success was part of the late-'60s/early-'70s English rock group, Spooky Tooth—a group whose catalog I'd like to better remember him by.


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How could you forget Edgar Winter's keytar on Frankenstein?
Posted by Keytar Hero on January 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
I thought his first solo record wasn't bad.…
Posted by TippiTime on January 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM · Report this

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