Personalities | Alan Parsons Project | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1977–90)

Studio engineer Parsons (b. 1948) had been involved with the engineering of The BeatlesAbbey Road (1969) and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) before he became a producer and, briefly, artist in conjunction with songwriter Eric Woolfson. A string of immaculately played and produced concept albums featuring guest singers and musicians, notably 1977’s I Robot and 1982’s Eye In The Sky, charted big in the States but remained a studio-bound operation (though Parsons toured in 1994 with a Live Project). Woolfson died in 2009.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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