Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth (Aug. 6, 1946 — April 16, 2017) was an English guitarist from Bradford, West Yorkshire, who emerged in the jazz-psych band ‘Igginbottom in the late 1960s. During the 1970s, his profile rose with stints in Nucleus, Tempest, Gong, Soft Machine, UK, and Bruford. As a solo artist, he released the album Velvet Darkness on CTI in 1976, followed by a steady run of titles on Enigma and other labels from 1982-onward.

Discography:

  • Velvet Darkness (1976)
  • Re-Touch (1977 • John Stevens, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Young, Barry Guy & Ron Mathewson)
  • Conversation Piece – Part 1 & 2 (1980 • Gordon Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Clyne & John Stevens)
  • The Things You See (1980 • Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck)
  • i.o.u. (1982)
  • Road Games (1983)
  • Metal Fatigue (1985)
  • Atavachron (1986)
  • Sand (1987)
  • With a Heart in My Song (1988 • Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck)
  • Secrets (1989)
  • Wardenclyffe Tower (1992)
  • Hard Hat Area (1993)
  • Heavy Machinery (1996 • Anders Johansson, Jens Johansson and Allan Holdsworth)
  • None Too Soon (1996)
  • The Sixteen Men of Tain (2000)
  • FLATTire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie (2001)

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