Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music. Wright's breakthrough album, The Dream Weaver (1975), came after he had spent seven years in London as, alternately, a member of the British heavy rock band Spooky Tooth and a solo artist on A&M Records. While in England, he played keyboards on former Beatle George Harrison's All Things Must Pass triple album (1970), so beginning a friendship that inspired the Indian religious themes and spirituality inherent in Wright's subsequent songwriting. His work since the late 1980s has embraced world music and the new age genre, although non

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  • Gary Wright (* 26. April 1943 in New Jersey) ist ein US-amerikanischer Musiker. (de)
  • Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music. Wright's breakthrough album, The Dream Weaver (1975), came after he had spent seven years in London as, alternately, a member of the British heavy rock band Spooky Tooth and a solo artist on A&M Records. While in England, he played keyboards on former Beatle George Harrison's All Things Must Pass triple album (1970), so beginning a friendship that inspired the Indian religious themes and spirituality inherent in Wright's subsequent songwriting. His work since the late 1980s has embraced world music and the new age genre, although none of his post-1976 releases has matched the popularity of The Dream Weaver. A former child actor, Wright performed on Broadway in the hit musical Fanny before studying medicine and then psychology in New York and Berlin. After meeting Chris Blackwell of Island Records in Europe, Wright moved to London, where he helped establish Spooky Tooth as a popular live act. He also served as the band's principal songwriter on their recordings – among them, the well-regarded albums Spooky Two (1969) and You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw (1973). His solo album Footprint (1971), recorded with contributions from Harrison, coincided with the formation of Wright's short-lived band Wonderwheel, which included guitarist Mick Jones. Also during the early 1970s, Wright played on notable recordings by B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson and Ronnie Spector, while his musical association with Harrison endured until shortly before the latter's death in 2001. Wright turned to film soundtrack work in the early 1980s, which led to him re-recording his most popular song, "Dream Weaver", for the 1992 comedy Wayne's World. Following Spooky Tooth's reunion tour in 2004, Wright has performed live frequently, either as a member of Starr's All-Starr Band, with his own live band, or on subsequent Spooky Tooth reunions. Wright's most recent solo albums, including Waiting to Catch the Light (2008) and Connected (2010), have all been issued on his Larklio record label. In 2014, Penguin Random House published his autobiography, titled Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison. (en)
  • Gary Wright (né le 26 avril 1943 à Cresskill, New Jersey États-Unis) est un musicien auteur-compositeur américain. Venu en Europe poursuivre des études de psychologie, il remplace Keith Emerson dans le groupe anglais V.I.P.s renommé à cette occasion Spooky Tooth, participe à l'enregistrement de l'album All Things Must Pass de George Harrison, puis se lance dans une carrière solo au cours de laquelle il joue notamment avec Johnny Hallyday et compose plusieurs musiques de films. Gary retrouvera George Harrison sur la majeure partie de sa discographie, soit "Living in the material world", "Thirty three and 1/3", "George Harrison" et finalement "Cloud Nine". Il a aussi accompagné Ringo Starr et le "All-Starr Band" à deux reprises, la première fois en 2008 avec Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Billy Squier et Hamish Stuart. Puis en 2010 avec Edgar Winter encore une fois, ainsi que Rick Derringer, Richard Page, Wally Palmar et Gregg Bissonette. Sur son dernier album intitulé "Connected" parut en 2010, il est accompagné, entre autres, par Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh et Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter. (fr)
  • Gary Malcolm Wright (Cresskill, Nueva Jersey, 26 de abril de 1943) es un músico, cantante y compositor estadounidense reconocido por sus éxitos de 1976 «Dream Weaver», "Really Wanna Know You" y «Love Is Alive», y por su papel en el establecimiento del sintetizador como un instrumento relevante en la música rock y pop. Su álbum más relevante, The Dream Weaver, fue producido después de haber pasado siete años en Londres como miembro de la banda de hard rock Spooky Tooth y como artista en solitario de A&M Records. Durante su estancia en Inglaterra, tocó el teclado en el triple álbum de George Harrison All Things Must Pass (1970), a partir del cual comenzó una amistad que inspiró la temática hindú y la espiritualidad inherente a las posteriores composiciones de Wright. Su trabajo a partir de la década de 1980 adoptó elementos de la música del mundo y del new age, aunque ninguno de sus discos volvió a tener la relevancia comercial de The Dream Weaver. Como antiguo niño actor, Wright participó en Broadway en el musical Fanny antes de estudiar medicina y luego psicología en Nueva York y Berlín. Después de conocer a Chris Blackwell de Island Records en Europa, Wright se trasladó a Londres, donde ayudó a la formación de Spooky Tooth como un grupo popular en directo. También se desempeñó como principal compositor de la banda en sus grabaciones, entre ellas, en álbumes como Spooky Two y You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw. Su álbum en solitario Footprint, grabado con la ayuda de Harrison, coincidió con la formación de su banda Wonderwheel, que incluyó al guitarrista Mick Jones. En la década de 1970, Wright también tocó en grabaciones de BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr y Ronnie Spector, mientras que su asociación musical con Harrison perduró hasta poco antes de su muerte en 2001. Wright se dedicó a grabar bandas sonoras a comienzos de la década de 1980, lo que le llevó a regrabar su canción más popular, «Dream Weaver», para la comedia El mundo de Wayne. Después de la gira de reunión de Spooky Tooth en 2004, Wright ha tocado en directo con frecuencia, tanto con el grupo de Ringo como con su propia banda. Los discos en solitario más recientes de Wright, incluyendo Waiting to Catch the Light y Connected, han sido publicados por su propio sello discográfico, Larklio. (es)
  • ゲイリー・ライト(Gary Wright, 1943年4月26日 - )は、アメリカ合衆国のミュージシャン。自身の歌った楽曲「ドリーム・ウィーバー」(Dream Weaver, 「夢織り人」と訳されることもある)や、ハリー・ニルソンの楽曲「ウィザウト・ユー」へのピアニストとしての参加などで知られる。元ビートルズのジョージ・ハリスンとは友人であった。 (ja)
  • Gary Wright (Cresskill (New Jersey), 26 april 1943), geboren als Gary Malcolm Wright, is een Amerikaans musicus. (nl)
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  • [We] could have definitely been like one of those bands, like Jethro Tull and all those people who were our contemporaries. I think [Spooky Tooth] didn't have the steady momentum and upward drive. It stopped and started, broke up and then went back and broke up. It never really got enough behind it to really catapult it to success.
  • I mean ... I'm an overnight success in ten years, right? I've been through periods of self-doubt, wondering whether or not I wanted to stay an artist ... but I guess, like in all things, it's timing. The right timing, the right songs and strong management at last.
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  • – Wright commenting in 1976 on the unexpected success of The Dream Weaver
  • – Wright in 2009, reflecting on Spooky Tooth's lack of a commercial breakthrough
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  • Gary Wright (* 26. April 1943 in New Jersey) ist ein US-amerikanischer Musiker. (de)
  • ゲイリー・ライト(Gary Wright, 1943年4月26日 - )は、アメリカ合衆国のミュージシャン。自身の歌った楽曲「ドリーム・ウィーバー」(Dream Weaver, 「夢織り人」と訳されることもある)や、ハリー・ニルソンの楽曲「ウィザウト・ユー」へのピアニストとしての参加などで知られる。元ビートルズのジョージ・ハリスンとは友人であった。 (ja)
  • Gary Wright (Cresskill (New Jersey), 26 april 1943), geboren als Gary Malcolm Wright, is een Amerikaans musicus. (nl)
  • Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music. Wright's breakthrough album, The Dream Weaver (1975), came after he had spent seven years in London as, alternately, a member of the British heavy rock band Spooky Tooth and a solo artist on A&M Records. While in England, he played keyboards on former Beatle George Harrison's All Things Must Pass triple album (1970), so beginning a friendship that inspired the Indian religious themes and spirituality inherent in Wright's subsequent songwriting. His work since the late 1980s has embraced world music and the new age genre, although non (en)
  • Gary Malcolm Wright (Cresskill, Nueva Jersey, 26 de abril de 1943) es un músico, cantante y compositor estadounidense reconocido por sus éxitos de 1976 «Dream Weaver», "Really Wanna Know You" y «Love Is Alive», y por su papel en el establecimiento del sintetizador como un instrumento relevante en la música rock y pop. Su álbum más relevante, The Dream Weaver, fue producido después de haber pasado siete años en Londres como miembro de la banda de hard rock Spooky Tooth y como artista en solitario de A&M Records. Durante su estancia en Inglaterra, tocó el teclado en el triple álbum de George Harrison All Things Must Pass (1970), a partir del cual comenzó una amistad que inspiró la temática hindú y la espiritualidad inherente a las posteriores composiciones de Wright. Su trabajo a partir de l (es)
  • Gary Wright (né le 26 avril 1943 à Cresskill, New Jersey États-Unis) est un musicien auteur-compositeur américain. Venu en Europe poursuivre des études de psychologie, il remplace Keith Emerson dans le groupe anglais V.I.P.s renommé à cette occasion Spooky Tooth, participe à l'enregistrement de l'album All Things Must Pass de George Harrison, puis se lance dans une carrière solo au cours de laquelle il joue notamment avec Johnny Hallyday et compose plusieurs musiques de films. Gary retrouvera George Harrison sur la majeure partie de sa discographie, soit "Living in the material world", "Thirty three and 1/3", "George Harrison" et finalement "Cloud Nine". Il a aussi accompagné Ringo Starr et le "All-Starr Band" à deux reprises, la première fois en 2008 avec Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Billy Sq (fr)
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