Biography

There is more than one artist using the name Gary Wright.

1) Australian electronic musician contributing to the compilation album Electronic Music University of Melbourne in 1980, on the EMI sublabel EMI Custom Records.

2) Gary Wright (born April 26, 1943 in Creskill, New Jersey, USA) is an American and , most famous for his song “Dream Weaver”. He was also a member of ‘Spooky Tooth’ and has worked with ‘Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band’.

Gary Wright, a friend of George Harrison, appeared in a TV show at the age of 7. Later he came to Europe to continue studying psychology. In 1967 he joined the band Spooky Tooth as singer and keyboardist. After Spooky Tooth’s split in 1974, he continued his solo career culminating in “Dream Weaver”. The single peaked at #2 for 3 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976, and went gold. It was also featured in the Wayne’s World film and soundtrack. Later that year, his follow-up single “Love Is Alive” also reached #2 (for 2 weeks). Ronnie Montrose played guitar on the Gary Wright song “Power of Love” from the Dream Weaver album.

This would be the last significant success Wright would achieve on the pop chart until 1981, when he returned with “Really Wanna Know You, a bouncy, bass-heavy song that hit #16. His 1981 song “Comin’ Apart” was sampled by Armand van Helden in the 2004 music anthem “My, My, My”.

On June 8, 2010, Gary Wright released Connected, his first new pop/rock album in over 20 years. The album’s lead single “Satisfied” has special guest appearances by Ringo Starr on drums, with both Joe Walsh and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter on guitar. Wright continues to tour, most recently as a member of the ‘Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band’.

Edited by Malamuitten on 8 Mar 2015, 19:19

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