Film director and screenwriter
Born: February 14, 1944, Islington, England.
Parker started making TV-spots and industrial videos in 1968 and the founded Alan Parker Film Company together with Alan Marshall who has been the producer on all of Parker's films. Alan Parker has directed several and very different movies: from the children gangster story of Bugsy Malone, to Birdy, Midnight Express and Evita. In 1982 he directed Pink Floyd The Wall from a screenplay by Roger Waters and based on the album. Alan Parker filmed some of the live performances of The Wall. The recordings was shot for the movie, but was never used.
Order selected movies by Alan Parker
|Bugsy Malone||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|Midnight Express||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|Angel Heart||VHS (PAL)|
|Shoot the moon|
|Mississippi Burning||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|The Commitments||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|Pink Floyd - The Wall||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|Evita||VHS (PAL) / DVD (reg.2)|
|Angela's Ashes||DVD (reg.2)|
|Come See the Paradise|
Born: December 22, 1942 in Kentford, England.
Dick Parry played the famous saxophone on Us and Them and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. He worked as a studio musician and toured with Pink Floyd during the seventies and then stopped playing for several years. Luckily he agreed to pick up his saxophone for the recording of The Division Bell and he also joined Pink Floyd on the 1994 tour.
Composer, producer, engineer
Alan Parsons was employed as a studio engineer at the EMI Abbey Road studios. His first important work was his contributions to the last Beatles album called 'Abbey Road'. After this he worked with early recordings by Wings and Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother. His big breakthrough was the sound he created for Dark Side Of The Moon. Parsons received a Grammy for this album.
Later he formed the duo Alan Parson's Project together with Eric Woolfson.
Order selected albums by the Alan Parsons Project
|The Definitive Collection||CD|
|Tales Of Mystery & Imagination||CD|
|The Time Machine||CD|
|Eye In The Sky||CD|
|On Air [DTS STEREO]||CD|
Musician and songwriter
Born Daniel Augusto Peyronel (in Argentina)
Danny Peyronel was a member of Heavy Metal Kids (recently re-formed!), UFO and several other bands. In 1985 he worked with Nick Mason and Rick Fenn on the album Profiles. Peyronel cowrote some songs and added vocals for Israel. The 2002 solo album: "Make The Monkey Dance" contains 9 new songs as well as a Danny Peyronel version on the song Lie For A Lie, which is co-written with Nick Mason and Rick Fenn.
Heavy Metal Kids: Hit the Right Button (2003)
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Born: September 23, 1946, Sussex, England.
School/education: Kings School, Ely, Cambridgeshire, London School of Film Technique.
Aubrey Powell was one of the founding members of design team Hipgnosis known for their cover art for Pink Floyd and other artists.
Born: January, 31, 1962, London
Guy Pratt plays the bass on the post-Waters CD's The Division Bell and Pulse and the soundtrack for La Carrera Panamericana. He has performed with Pink Floyd since the Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour. Pratt also made studio sessions with the Dream Academy and Jimmy Nail amongst others and performed with David Gilmour at the Chelsea Arts Ball in London 1992. In 1996 Pratt married Gala Wright, the daughter of Richard Wright.
Order albums with Guy Pratt
|Bryan Ferry: Bete Noire||CD|
|Peter Cetera: One More Story||CD|