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Maggie Ryder

bvoc, voc, GB
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Marguerite Jean Rider

Maggie Ryder is an English singer/musician, principally known as a backing singer for bands such as Eurythmics and Queen.In her early career, Ryder was the keyboard player with British funk/rock band Krakatoa. She co-wrote much of the band's repertoire with her partner Graeme Lamb. She left the band to pursue a solo career as a vocalist/songwriter and was replaced on keyboards in Krakatoa by a young Hans Zimmer. She had a solo record deal with Polydor Records in the 1970s and released a self-titled album in 1978. She worked as a backing singer and songwriter through the Eighties. She sang backing vocals for Marvin Gaye (1981), Eurythmics (1983), Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1987/96), Go West (1987), and Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992. Ryder was one of the songwriters on

  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Clavinet
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Spoken Word

Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Don't Play Another Love SongMaggie Ryder1978Single
For The Love Of YouMaggie Ryder1978Single
Maggie RyderMaggie Ryder1978Album
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