Gary Wright

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock 70s rock pop classic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Wright attracted the attention of Island Records label owner Chris Blackwell when his rock group, the New York Times, supported Traffic on a 1967 tour of Scandinavia. An accomplished singer, composer and keyboard player, Wright was invited to join UK signing Art, whose career was bereft of direction. The revitalized unit, renamed Spooky Tooth, enjoyed considerable acclaim before Wright, who drew an increasing share of the spotlight, left for a solo career in 1970. Having contributed to sessions by George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Badfinger, the artist formed Wonderwheel around Jerry Donahue (b. 24 September 1946, Manhattan, New York, USA; guitar), Archie Legget (bass) and Bryson Graham (drums). Mick Jones, Legget’s one-time colleague with French singer Johnny Hallyday, replaced Donahue prior to recording, but the ensuing releases failed to generate public interest. The group was disbanded in 1972 and while the bass...

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