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October 21, 1964 |
New York, New York
|Genres||Pop, synthpop, new wave, rock, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, artist, producer, singer, engineer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, guitar, drums, bass|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd
The Psychedelic Furs
Jon Carin (born October 21, 1964, in New York City, New York) is a producer, artist and musician best known for his association with Pink Floyd, and more specifically its guitarist David Gilmour and former member Roger Waters. In the early 1980s, he gained fame as the frontman for the new wave band Industry. During his time with Industry, the band had a breakthrough hit single with "State of the Nation" in 1983 and was followed by the successful album Stranger to Stranger.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Selected discography
- 2.1 Industry
- 2.2 Pink Floyd
- 2.3 Roger Waters
- 2.4 David Gilmour
- 2.5 The Who
- 2.6 Pete Townshend
- 2.7 Richard Butler
- 2.8 Trashmonk
- 2.9 Dream Academy
- 2.10 Martha Wainwright
- 2.11 Bryan Ferry
- 2.12 Soul Asylum
- 2.13 The Psychedelic Furs
- 2.14 Gipsy Kings
- 2.15 David Broza
- 2.16 Fields of the Nephilim
- 2.17 Kashmir
- 3 References
- 4 External links
As a teenager, Jon Carin started his professional musical career with the band Industry as their lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter. In 1983, he was asked by Industry's producer Rhett Davies to work with Bryan Ferry for his Boys and Girls album. Later in 1985, he joined Bryan Ferry at Live Aid to perform and met Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
That year, Jon Carin would collaborate as musician and writer for Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason album as a keyboardist and programmer. He is a writer for the hit song "Learning to Fly" from that album, their first hit song since the departure of Roger Waters. He participated in the support tour for the album and appeared on the 1988 Pink Floyd double live album, Delicate Sound of Thunder. In 1992, Carin participated for the recording of the soundtrack for La Carrera Panamericana. In 1994, Jon Carin played keyboards, synthesizers, arranged and programmed for Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album. He also participated on The Division Bell support tour and was featured on the Pulse CD and DVD.
Carin performed with The Who, playing Quadrophenia in its entirety in the summer of 1996, at London's Hyde Park; this led on to an extensive tour throughout much of 1996-97. On August 16, 1998, he produced and played keyboards and drums for Pete Townshend for a concert to raise money for the Maryville Academy. In 1999, a CD of this concert was released that Carin produced.
Throughout the summers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, he was on tour with former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters for his In the Flesh tour. This makes him one of few musicians who has played with both Roger Waters and Pink Floyd after Waters' departure from the band. In October 2001, he performed with The Who at The Concert for New York City, a tribute concert to the lives lost on September 11. In January 2002, a recording of the tribute was released on CD and DVD.
He performed with Pink Floyd at their reunion with Roger Waters on July 2, 2005, for Live 8 at Hyde Park. In 2005, a three-disc DVD recording of The Who's 1996 performance of Quadrophenia was released. He played with David Gilmour in the 2006 tour in support of On an Island. From June 2006, he played on Roger Waters The Dark Side of the Moon Live tour, with dates in 2007 and 2008.
Carin has worked with such organizations as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and 4 Seasons of Hope for fundraising events, playing with Seal, Elvis Costello, the Chieftains, Spinal Tap, and many others.
In 2006, Carin worked on the self-titled solo album by The Psychedelic Furs' frontman Richard Butler. He wrote, arranged and played all of the instrumental parts, as well as producing and engineering the album. The album was dedicated to his father, Dr. Arthur A. Carin.
Carin performed on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals with Roger Waters at the "Live Earth: The Concert for a Climate in Crisis" event on July 7, 2007, at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. He was also one of the performers on the Syd Barrett tribute at the Barbican in London, performing with Roger Waters, the members of Pink Floyd (billed as Rick Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason) and Captain Sensible.
He has also programmed the sounds for The Rascals reunion shows in Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theatre in December, 2012.
Carin performed with Roger Waters and Eddie Vedder for the "12 12 12" Hurricane Sandy benefit concert.
He performed with Roger Waters tour "The Wall 2010-2013 Live" on keyboards, guitars and Lap Steel and programming
Jon is now preparing for David Gilmour's world tour 2015-16.
- State of the Nation (EP)
- Stranger to Stranger
- A Momentary Lapse of Reason
- Delicate Sound of Thunder
- Knebworth '90
- La Carrera Panamericana (soundtrack for the film)
- Shine On
- The Division Bell
- Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd
- Oh, By The Way
- The Best of Pink Floyd: A Foot in the Door
- The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Box Set *
- The Endless River
- In the Flesh Live
- Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Vol. 1
- Live Earth
- 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief
- On an Island (Bonus DVD with AOL Sessions and Albert Hall footage)
- Remember That Night: Live at Royal Albert Hall (DVD)
- Live in Gdańsk
- The Concert for New York City [Disc 2, tracks 2–4] (2001)
- Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who [Track 14] (2008)
- Tommy and Quadrophenia Live
- Candy From A Stranger
- Black Gold: The Best of Soul Asylum
The Psychedelic Furs
- Night Dawn, The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt
Fields of the Nephilim
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