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20th Century Man
by The Kinks, feat. Ian Gibbons, keyboards
Ian Gibbons (1952 to 2019) was an English keyboardist, with 'The Kinks'. Ian Gibbons was born on July 18th 1952 in England. He began playing the accordion at the age of nine, and as well as joining the school band also appeared solo at some music festivals, competitions and charity events. When he was 14 he started a school 'rock' band, with himself on guitar and vocals. However, he switched to playing the organ after leaving school, working in local and resident bands until 1972. At that point he joined the band 'Moonstone', which released three singles, and he also played for 'Love Affair', 'The Nashville Teens' and some "covers" bands during the time he was recording an album for the 'English Assassin' label (it was eventually shelved). When 'punk' and 'new wave' came along, Gibbons worked with some of the more rock-based 'new wave' bands before Ray Davies auditioned him for 'The Kinks' in 1979. After joining, he stayed with them until 1989, but also worked on parallel recordings for a number of other artists - these included 'Dr Feelgood', 'The Kursaal Flyers', 'Blues 'n Trouble', Ken Hensley, Mike Vernon, 'Samson' and Randy California, plus others. He also worked with Roger Chapman, 'Sweet', Suzi Quatro and Ian Hunter (from 1989 onwards), before devoting himself fully to 'The Kinks' in 1993 (until their eventual break-up in 1996). Gibbons then returned to record with some of those previous musicians, as well as Chris Farlowe, Maggie Bell, Andy Scott, 'The Chicago Blues Brothers' and (more recently) the Ray Davies choir (plus other projects). In 2008 he joined tribute group 'The Kast Off Kinks', a line-up which historically also contained Mick Avory, Jim Rodford, John Dalton and John Gosling from time to time. Ian Gibbons died from bladder cancer in England on August 1st 2019, aged 67.
Posted: 22nd August 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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