Allan Holdsworth is well known to contemporary musicians as an uncompromising virtuoso who redefined and re-invented the voice and scope of the electric guitar.
Many rock fans first became aware of Holdsworth's inventiveness when his musical presence dominated two of the definitive "progressive rock" albums of the late 70's, U.K., and Bill Bruford's One of A Kind. The successful 1978 debut release by U.K. was a band originally slated to be a reunion of King Crimson until Robert Fripp backed out of the project.
Holdsworth financed and produced his first "official" solo project, I.O.U., with Gary Husband and Paul Carmichael. After Alan Murphy died, Allan Holdsworth played on Level 42's album Guaranteed and toured with them in '90.
Exerpt courtesy of ATAVACHRON, by Christopher Hoard.
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