|Also known as
18 May 1945 |
||Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom
||Beat music, blue-eyed soul, folk rock, psychedelic rock, pop rock
||Calligrapher, graphic designer and musician
||Island Records, Head Records, Blue Horizon
||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
Ian Whiteman (also known as Abdal Lateef) is an English musician, calligrapher and graphic designer.
Whiteman's early musical career included the band The Action, a 1960s London-based mod and soul music-influenced pop group. He was also in Mighty Baby for a while before becoming a session musician, backing Sandy Denny amongst others.
He converted to Islam in 1970.