Gary Wright, “Dream Weaver” Singer, Useless at 80

Gary Wright, singer of mid-70s hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive” in addition to a detailed collaborator of George Harrison, has died on the age of 80.

Wright handed away Monday, September 4th, resulting from problems from Parkinson’s illness and Lewy physique dementia.

Wright spent the early a part of his musical profession in Europe, the place he fronted the blues rock outfit Spooky Tooth. Whereas engaged on his debut solo album within the early Seventies, his bassist Klaus Voormann launched him George Harrison, The 2 ended up changing into shut associates and collaborators, with Wright enjoying keyboard on Harrison’s solo album All Issues Should Cross and all subsequent releases through the Seventies. In flip, Harrison contributed to Wright’s 1971 solo album, Footprint.

Wright’s most profitable solo launch got here in 1975 with The Dream Weaver. Each the title monitor and the music “Love Is Alive” hit No. 2 within the US, whereas the album itself peaked at No. 7. Twenty years later, “Dream Weaver” was featured on the soundtrack to Wayne’s World.

Wright continued to launch solo albums all through the Seventies. The next decade noticed him pursue soundtrack work and launch a number of albums of world music.

Starting within the late 2000s, Wright toured with Ringo Starr as a member of His All-Starr Band. In 2014, he printed his memoir, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison.