Tim Gorman

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Tim Gorman
Born (1952-06-12) 12 June 1952 (age 66)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Musician
  • composer
  • arranger
  • record producer
  • Keyboards
  • synthesizer
  • organ
Years active1975-present
Associated acts

Tim Gorman is an American musician, composer, arranger, and record producer. Gorman studied music composition at the University of Portland, Oregon, under Phillipe de la Mare. He went on to work as a session musician from the 1980s until the present, his most notable collaborations being with Duane Eddy, Paul Kantner, the Rolling Stones, and the Who.[1]

Gorman took part in the recording of the Who's album It's Hard and the subsequent tour in 1982.[2]

In 1984, he was the keyboardist in The V.U. (sometimes called The View) Phoenix Rising album together with Kevin Chalfant (vocals), Ross Valory of Journey fame (bass guitar), Prairie Prince (drums) and Steff Burns (guitars), all of them musicians whose complete list of acts in which they were involved needed another specific page. Valory and Chalfant later joined again in The Storm which included other former Journey members plus Josh Ramos, a guest guitarist in the V.U. album. Phoenix Rising songs are dated 1984 but the album never saw the light till it was rescued and published by Frontiers in 2000.

His work with Paul Kantner goes back to the KBC Band in 1985-1987. He then took part in the Jefferson Airplane reunion in 1989. Gorman was one of several keyboardists on the reunion album and played live with the Airplane in the supporting tour. He was then a member of Kantner's band Wooden Ships, along with guitarist Mark "Slick" Aguilar in 1991-1992. Wooden Ships was joined on some of its later gigs by singer Darby Gould (formerly of World Entertainment War) and Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady.

This soon became the core line-up for the new incarnation of Jefferson Starship with the addition of drummer Prairie Prince and fiddler Papa John Creach, later rejoined by former Airplane co-founder Marty Balin. Gorman stayed with Jefferson Starship as a permanent member until 1995, appearing on the live album Deep Space / Virgin Sky and playing on two tracks for the studio album Windows of Heaven. He has teamed again with them occasionally on some of the Galactic Family Reunion concerts in 2006.[3]

Gorman currently plays in the band Parallel View, a duo with guitarist Kirk Casey[who?].[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "World Music - Music for Movies - Celtic - Celtic Loop - Tim Gorman". TayMusic.net. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  2. ^ Palmer, Robert (12 October 1982). "POP: THE WHO, BRITISH ROCKERS ON FAREWELL TOUR". The New York Times. p. 10. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  3. ^ Fenton, Craig (2006-11-22). Take Me to a Circus Tent: The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual. Infinity Publishing. pp. 411–. ISBN 9780741436566. Retrieved 15 November 2012.