Alan White dies at 72.
Hall of Fame drummer Alan White, who performed with Yes for 50 years and appears on George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ and John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “Instant Karma,” has died at 72 after a brief illness.
Who was Alan White?
Yes drummer and Seattle-area resident Alan White rose to popularity when he played in ‘Imagine’ with John Lennon 51 years ago.
When did Alan White join Yes?
30th July 1972
Alan is considered to be one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. He was born in 1949 in County Durham and joined YES on 30th July 1972 for the Close to the Edge Tour. He had previously worked with John Lennon’s Plastic Ono band after a phone call in 1969 to play at the Toronto Rock Festival.
What Beatles songs did Alan White play on?
Alan White was featured on the American 7″ single release of the song, which also appeared on the band’s debut British album, Please Please Me. He also played on “P.S. I Love You”, which was the B-side of “Love Me Do”.
Who is the current lead singer of Yes?
So saddened to hear of Alan White’s passing. He played on some of the greatest records ever made. We had no idea that this would happen so soon, since he dropped out of the CTTE tour next month due to health issues. May he rest peacefully now ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MamlsAhjgj— niamh 🙂 (@the_prog_nerd) May 26, 2022