Ian Whiteman

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Ian Whiteman
Also known as Abdal Lateef
Born (1945-05-18) 18 May 1945 (age 69)
Origin Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Genres Beat music, blue-eyed soul, folk rock, psychedelic rock, pop rock
Occupation(s) Calligrapher, graphic designer and musician
Instruments Multi-instruments
Years active Since 1960s
Labels Island Records, Head Records, Blue Horizon
Associated acts Ben Carruthers and the Deep, The Action, Mighty Baby, The Bunch, John Martyn, Hard Meat, Steve Gibbons, Gary Farr, Sandy Denny, Shirley Collins, The Habibiyya, Iain Matthews, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Richard and Linda Thompson, Bridget St. John, Marc Ellington, Yusuf Islam
Website ianwhiteman.com

Ian Whiteman (also known as Abdal Lateef) is an English musician, calligrapher and graphic designer.

Musical career[edit]

Whiteman's early musical career included the band The Action,[1] a 1960s London-based mod and soul music-influenced pop group. He was also in Mighty Baby[2] for a while before becoming a session musician, backing Sandy Denny amongst others.

Personal life[edit]

He converted to Islam in 1970.[citation needed][clarification needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Buckley, Peter; et al. (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock (3 ed.). Rough Guides. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. 
  2. ^ Rawlings, Terry; Neill, Andrew; Charlesworth, Chris (2002). Then, Now and Rare British Beat 1960–1969. London: Omnibus Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7119-9094-4. 

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