Graham Simpson (musician)

Graham Simpson

Born
(1943-10-13)13 October 1943
Manchester, Lancashire, England

Died
16 April 2012(2012-04-16) (aged 68)
London, England

Genres
Glam rock, art rock, blues

Occupation(s)
Musician

Instruments
Guitar, bass

Associated acts
The Junco Partners, The Gas Board, Cook-A-Hoop, Roxy Music

Graham Simpson (13 October 1943 – 16 April 2012) was a founding member and bassist of Roxy Music, and friend of Bryan Ferry. On their eponymous first album (1972), his bass notes made distinctive contributions to the tracks “Ladytron” and “Chance Meeting”. However, not long after the album was released, Simpson, who was suffering from depression following the death of his mother from cancer,[1] was given an open-ended choice to remain with or take a hiatus from the band by Ferry. Simpson chose to leave the band and never returned to the line-up. He used his band royalties to travel the world learning about different cultures and religions, particularly Sufism, returning to London in 1982.
He died in 2012.[2][3]
References[edit]

^ “Chapter III: Biographies – Roxy Music”. Delmere.de. 12 December 1971. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
^ “Bryan Ferry – GRAHAM SIMPSON 1943–2012”. Bryanferry.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
^ “Roxy Music – Musicians & Credits – on”. Vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 

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Roxy Music

Bryan Ferry
Andy Mackay
Paul Thompson
Phil Manzanera

Graham Simpson
Roger Bunn
Dexter Lloyd
Brian Eno
David O’List
Rik Kenton
John Gustafson
Eddie Jobson
Paul Carrack
Alan Spenner
Gary Tibbs

Studio albums

Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure
Stranded
Country Life
Siren
Manifesto
Flesh + Blood
Avalon

Live albums

Viva!
The High Road
Heart Still Beating
Concert Classics
Concerto
Live

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits
Street Life: 20 Great Hits
The Ultimate Collection
More than This

Boxsets

The Thrill of It All
The Complete Studio Recordings

Singles

“Virginia Plain”
“Pyjamarama”
“Do the Strand”
“Street Life”
“All I Want Is You”
“The Thrill of It All”
“Love Is the Drug”
“Both Ends Burning”
“Trash”
“Dance Away”
“Angel Eyes”
“Over You”
“Oh Yeah”
“Same Old Scene”
“In the Midnight Hour”
“Jealous Guy”
“More Than This”
“Avalon”

Other songs

“Like a Hurricane”

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