Adrian Fisher (musician)

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Adrian Fisher
Adrian Fisher (2nd from right) with Sparks in 1974
Adrian Fisher (2nd from right) with Sparks in 1974
Background information
Born2 September 1952
Dulwich, London, England
Died31 March 2000 (aged 47)
Ko Samui, Thailand
GenresRock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Guitar
Years active1970s–2000

Adrian Fisher (2 September 1952 – 31 March 2000)[1] was an English guitarist and member of the band Toby (a spin off from the band Free), Sparks and Boxer. Fisher played on Sparks' first two albums under Island Records, Kimono My House and Propaganda.[2]

Prior to joining Sparks, Fisher was a member of Free bassist Andy Fraser's band Toby (with drummer Stan Speake), and briefly joined (former Skid Row) bassist Brush Shiels in the short-lived Brush. Fisher joined Sparks in 1973 and recorded the Kimono My House album in that year, along with Martin Gordon (bass) and Dinky Diamond (drums). He performed live with Sparks during the Kimono My House tour of the UK in 1974.[3]

Following his dismissal from Sparks, Fisher joined Mike Patto's band Boxer in 1977, recording the album Absolutely for Epic Records. Other members of the band were ex-Grease Band keyboard player Chris Stainton, ex-Vanilla Fudge/Cactus bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Eddie Tuduri.[4] Fisher also joined the short-lived Sparks spin-off band The Four Squares along with Dinky Diamond.[3][5]

In the late 1980s he moved to Thailand and worked as a musician in Lamai Beach in Ko Samui and in Bangkok.[3]

In 1999, he was featured in the BBC documentary Expats.[6] He died on 31 March 2000 following a performance in Ko Samui, Thailand;[1] the official cause of death was myocardial infarction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries – Knocking On Heaven's Door. Omnibus Press. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-85712-117-2.
  2. ^ "Adrian Fisher - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Lorente-Darracq, Xavier (2007). "ADRIAN FISHER - GUITAR PLAYER ON "KIMONO MY HOUSE" ALBUM". graphikdesigns. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ ""ABSOLUTELY" Released 1977". pattofan.com. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Adrian Fisher writes…". Martin Gordon. 1997. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Expats". Youtube. BBC. 1999. Retrieved 9 August 2021.