ERIC WOOLFSON – MY FRIEND AND CO-FOUNDER OF APP

Sadly, on this day in 2009 – ten years ago – my friend and co-founder of the Alan Parsons Project, Eric Woolfson, died. I was in Germany for The Night of the Proms concerts, and made a heartfelt announcement at the show that night. Fortunately, my wife Lisa and I were able to take a plane from Germany to Glasgow to attend Eric’s funeral two days later, and flew back that afternoon in time to play at another Proms show.

I have fond memories of good times together, both in the studio and outside the studio where we often shared our mutual passion for good food and wine. Somewhat ironically, as I write, I am once again at the Proms in Germany for the tenth anniversary of Eric’s death. It has been a pleasure to continue to support his songwriting talent and legacy by playing the music of The APP at live shows.