Interview will be streamed LIVE on rockhall.com
CLEVELAND (September 9, 2010) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome Alan Parsons for a Legends Series interview on Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater.
Alan Parsons will be interviewed by the Rock Hall’s Director of Education Jason Hanley. Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview. This event is free with a reservation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.
The Alan Parson’s interview will also be streamed live on http://rockhall.com/event/alan-parsons.
Alan Parsons had dabbled with live performance in his late teens as a folk/blues acoustic player and as a lead guitarist with a blues band in the late 60s. When he landed a job at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London at the age of 19, it became clear that the world of sound recording was to dominate his career.
Parsons was assistant engineer on the last two Beatles albums and went on to work with Paul McCartney and the Hollies among others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon that got him world attention. That led to success as a producer - notably the hugely successful Year of the Cat album with Al Stewart. In 1975 he met Eric Woolfson who became his manager and they joined forces as a songwriting and performing team for The Alan Parsons Project. The APP’s debut album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe paved the way for a signing to Clive Davis' newly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely I Robot, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, Eye in the Sky, Ammonia Avenue , Vulture Culture , Stereotomy and Gaudi. With his long-standing collaborators, guitarist Ian Bairnson, drummer Stuart Elliott and orchestral arranger Andrew Powell, Alan dropped the "Project" identity for Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once in 1994. The partnership continued for On Air in 1996 and The Time Machine in 1999.
The album A Valid Path, Alan's foray into Electronica was released in 2004 and featured Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, The Crystal Method, Shpongle, Uberzone, PJ Olsson and Alan's son, Jeremy. 2008 saw the reissue of all the Alan Parsons Project albums in expanded form, containing never-before-heard bonus material and a 2-CD compilation called The Essential Collection. One of the most familiar Project tracks is Sirius, perhaps best known as the Chicago Bulls theme and more recently as walk-on music for The New Orleans Saints at their triumphant Superbowl game in 2010. Alan's latest venture is an instructional series about recording called The Art And Science Of Sound Recording.
See www.artandscienceofsound.com. All Our Yesterdays, a song written especially for the series, features some of LA's finest musicians and a rare performance by Alan on lead vocals.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has FREE educational offerings year round. Additional adult education programs include From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits, which gives audiences an inside look at aspects of the music business that are often concealed from view, and Rock and Roll Night School, which gives interested adults the opportunity to expand their rock and roll-related knowledge. For more information about these and other Rock Hall educational programs, visit www.rockhall.com/education.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.