12/12/2009

RIP: Eric Woolfson

Vocalist Eric Woolfson of The Alan Parsons Project passed away from lung cancer on December 2nd.

Originally a manager for Alan Parsons (whose engineering credits include The Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon), Woolfson teamed up with his former client from 1976 to 1987 for ten Alan Parsons Project albums--the band made a point of not touring or performing live during that time--including 1982's Eye in the Sky [Arista], their most successful release.

Woolfson retired from the band in the '80s to work on musical theatre and had several of his works performed in Austria, Germany, Korea, and Japan.

He was 64 years old.

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