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Allan Holdsworth

g, *1946 GB, Bradford
Musician / Composer of Rock and Jazz

Allan Holdsworth (born August 6, 1946; Bradford, West Yorkshire, England -- died April 16, 2017; Vista, California, USA) was an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in jazz fusion. After recording with a number of bands throughout the 1970's, his first solo album was released -- against his will -- as 1976's "Velvet Darkness." "I.O.U.," the first solo album over which he had full artistic control, was released in 1982. He was inducted into Guitar Player Magazine's hall of fame and was a five-time winner of the magazine's readers' poll. He was also featured in Musician Magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Endomorph (Dedicated to My Parents) - Remastered on Secrets by Allan Holdsworth
City Nights - Remastered on Eidolon by Allan Holdsworth
Metal Fatigue - Remastered on Eidolon by Allan Holdsworth
Blues for Tony on Blues for Tony by Various Artists
The Sixteen Men of Tain - Remastered on Eidolon by Allan Holdsworth
Devil Take the Hindmost - Remastered on Eidolon by Allan Holdsworth
Panic Station - Remastered on Metal Fatigue by Allan Holdsworth
Road Games (Jack Bruce) - Remastered on Eidolon by Allan Holdsworth
Above and Below - Remastered on The Sixteen Men of Tain by Allan Holdsworth
Sand on Sand by Allan Holdsworth

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Eidolon (The Allan Holdsworth Collection)Allan Holdsworth2017Compil.
Live At The Village GateThe New Tony Williams Lifetime Featuring Allan Holdsworth2017Album
The Allan Holdsworth Solo Album CollectionAllan Holdsworth2017Album
PropensityDanny Thompson, Allan Holdsworth, John Stevens2009Album
Blues For TonyAllan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, Chad Wackerman2009Album
Alfred's Artist Series: Allan HoldsworthAllan Holdsworth2007Album
Allan Holdsworth And Alan Pasqua Featuring Chad Wackerman And Jimmy HaslipAllan Holdsworth And Alan Pasqua Featuring Chad Wackerman And Jimmy Haslip2007Album
Against The Clock: The Best Of Allan HoldsworthAllan Holdsworth2005Compil.
Atavachron / Wardenclyffe TowerAllan Holdsworth2004Compil.
I.O.U. / With A Heart In My SongAllan Holdsworth2004Compil.
The Sixteen Men Of Tain / SandAllan Holdsworth2004Compil.
Road Games / All Night WrongAllan Holdsworth2004Compil.
Hard Hat Area / Metal FatigueAllan Holdsworth2004Compil.
All Night WrongAllan Holdsworth2002Album
Live At The Galaxy TheatreAllan Holdsworth2001Album
Flat Tire (Music For A Non-Existing Movie)Allan Holdsworth2001Album
The Sixteen Men Of TainAllan Holdsworth2000Album
i. o. u. LiveAllan Holdsworth1997Album
Heavy MachineryAnders Johansson, Jens Johansson And Allan Holdsworth1996Album
None Too SoonAllan Holdsworth1996Album
One City NightAllan Holdsworth1995Album
Live Secrets European Tour 1992Allan Holdsworth1993Album
Just For The CuriousAllan Holdsworth1993Album
Gathering Of Minds / Montreaux 23/07/83Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce, Didier Lockwood, David Sancious, Billy Cobham1993Album
Hard Hat AreaAllan Holdsworth1993Album
Best Works CollectionAllan Holdsworth1992Compil.
Wardenclyffe TowerAllan Holdsworth1992Album
Truth In ShreddingMVP Featuring Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth1990Album
SecretsAllan Holdsworth1989Album
The Things You See / SunbirdAllan Holdsworth / Gordon Beck1989Compil.
With A Heart In My SongAllan Holdsworth - Gordon Beck1988Album
SandAllan Holdsworth1987Album
AtavachronAllan Holdsworth1986Album
Easter Sunday / Non Brewed CondimentRobert Fripp / Allan Holdsworth1986Single
Metal FatigueAllan Holdsworth1985Album
L.A.Country Club April 1984Allan Holdsworth1985Album
Devil Take The HindmostAllan Holdsworth1985Single
In Japan - Tokyo DreamAllan Holdsworth1984Album
Road GamesAllan Holdsworth1983Album
The Things You SeeAllan Holdsworth - Gordon Beck1980Album
Conversation Piece - Part 1 & 2Gordon Beck / Allan Holdsworth / Jeff Clyne / John Stevens1980Album
Re TouchJohn Stevens / Allan Holdsworth / Jeff Young / Barry Guy / Ron Mathewson1977Album
Velvet DarknessAllan Holdsworth1976Album
Live Jam - Premier Center Stearling Heights, Michigan 28/1/1988Jazz Explosion Superband, Stanley Clarke, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Smith, Randy Brecker, Bernard WrightAlbum
Munich May 17,2007Allan HoldsworthAlbum
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