Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy 71st Birthday To Roy Harper

Roy Harper (born 12 June 1941) is an English folk/rock singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been a professional musician since 1964. Harper is known for his distinctive finger-style playing and lengthy, lyrical, complex compositions. 

His influence has been acknowledged by many musicians including Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin (who named the song "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper" after him), Pete Townshend of The Who, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd (who invited him to sing guest lead vocals on their song "Have a Cigar"), and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull; who stated Harper was his "...primary influence as an acoustic guitarist and songwriter." 

More recently, Harper's influence has reached across the Atlantic and been acknowledged by Seattle-based acoustic band Fleet Foxes and Californian harpist Joanna Newsom, with whom he has also toured. Harper turned 70 in 2011 and performed a celebratory concert at London's Royal Festival Hall. 

On the occasion of his 71st birthday, I have created 1600x900 Art/Wallpaper:

Happy 71st Birthday To Roy Harper - A Bit Of Groovy! 

For more information on Roy Harper, visit:
Official Website: http://www.royharper.co.uk/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/harperroy/

-Source for this post: Wikipedia