David Bedford RIP
October 5, 2011 12:53 PM   Subscribe

“I was on the road playing keyboards with these bands, fighting off the groupies, and then the next night I would be in the Festival Hall doing some plinky-plonk music to an audience of about four.” David Bedford, composer, keyboardist and orchestrator died on October 1st. From working with Kevin Ayers to Mike Oldfield to Ursula Le Guin to Roy Harper and even Madness, he trod a strange, singular path that was governed more by the need to feed his kids than you might think. He even managed a no 1 classical album in the UK. This, unfortunately, wasn't on it.
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posted by motty at 3:30 PM on October 5, 2011

Bedford's Star's End and Nurse's Song With Elephants were critical links between prog-rock and twentieth-century classical for me as a teenager.

posted by doubtfulpalace at 8:54 PM on October 5, 2011

posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 10:33 PM on October 5, 2011

posted by omnidrew at 7:55 AM on October 6, 2011

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