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  Hartford Advocate: Can We Overcome?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Airey is now 42 years old, but he's never forgotten that day.
Airey, for instance, recalls applying for a job as a cook in Glastonbury.
Airey didn't say much when he noticed that a restaurant he worked at only employed people of color in the kitchen, not as waitstaff, because he worked as a chef so it didn't matter much to him.
old.hartfordadvocate.com /articles/overcome.html   (2373 words)

 Don Airey - The Official Jethro Tull Website
Don has recently joined Deep Purple and will be touring in February 2004.
Born in Sunderland, N.E. England, Don's musical talents were forged with an alloy of classical training, a lively interest in his local rock and jazz scene, and regular paid gigs playing Hammond organ for the "turns" at numerous Working Men's Clubs in the locale.
At the conclusion of the Rainbow tour, Don flew to LA and climbed aboard the Ozzy crazy train staying for another three year stint, that saw the albums "Bark at the Moon", and "Speak of the Devil" emerge.
www.j-tull.com /musicians/pastmembers/donairey.html   (453 words)

 Alex Ligertwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Airey’s diversity, creativity and gregarious nature make him one of the most widely sought musicians in his field.
Airey and Powell resurfaced together in Gary Moore’s solo band in the late 80’s, by which time Don was enjoying the massive airplay garnered by his work with Whitesnake.
Don was happy to talk about ‘Bananas’, old friends and why he’s still haunted by K2.
www.the-fuze.com /don_airey.html   (4033 words)

 Black Sabbath Online: Don Airey Interview - Spring 2003
Journeyman keyboard player, Don Airey, talks to BBC Wear about growing up in Sunderland, life on the road, and his influences in a career that has spanned 30 years, playing in some of Britain's biggest rock bands.
Don Airey is a much-travelled man. One of the most sought after keyboard players in popular music, his CV reads like a who's who of British rock music.
Born in Sunderland in 1948, Don Airey has never forgotten his roots, despite touring the world many times over.
www.black-sabbath.com /interviews/airey03.html   (1525 words)

 Deep Purple Biography. Don Airey
Born in Sunderland, in 1948, Don Airey turned professional upon graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 1972.
Don also contributed (both live and in the studio) to such acts as Alaska, Jethro Tull, and Gary Moore, as well as recording a solo album, K2, in 1988.
Just like Purple bandmate Steve Morse, Airey often has different group and solo projects on the go, so it was no great surprise when he teamed up with Steve, plus his old Ozzy Osbourne bandmates Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake for the (still ongoing) Living Loud project in 2003.
www.deep-purple.net /tree/don-airey.htm   (372 words)

 Deep Purple Mark 8 news, page 2
Among other things Don reveals that he's busy writing a book about his varied career, is also planning a follow up to his K2 album, and is putting together another Airey and Bonnet tour for this summer.....
A first on many counts; writing with Don; working with Michael; being in LA. After the Christmas break we will, if all goes well, be in the studio recording what we worked on in December.
Don Airey is confirmed as Deep Purple's new keyboard player, and started work by playing the Russian tour.
www.deep-purple.net /mk7news/deep-purple-mk7p2.htm   (806 words)

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Don Airey (kbr); Richard Bailey (kbr); Mel Galley (gtr); Pete Green (bvc); Glenn Hughes (vcl); Alison McGinnis (bvc); Ted McKenna (drm); Neil Murray (bss); Cozy Powell (drm); Paul Robbins (bvc); Rick Sanders (vln); Robin Smith (kbr); John Thomas (gtr); Neil Willars (vcl); and the Midland Boys Singers (vcl).
Don Airey was asked to fill in for him, in what everybody thought was a temporary replacement job.
Don Airey (kbr); Neil Murray (bss); Rolf Munkes (gtr); Anders Johansson and Nuthouse (drm).
www.thehighwaystar.com /rosas/jouni/da.html   (3184 words)

 Don Airey
Don Airey, keyboardist extraordinaire, has been a major player on the heavy rock scene for nearly 25 years, having worked on well over a hundred albums, and been a member of countless bands.
Don was a member of Rainbow in the late 70s and early 80s.
From 1985-1989, Don did an impressive numbers of sessions with Gary Moore, Whitesnake and many others and toured with Jethro Tull.
www.empire-rock.com /biography/airey.html   (362 words)

 Living Loud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Living Loud have released a self-titled studio album and a live album.
Don Airey, a versatile keyboard player who played with many major rock bands, recently joined Living Loud.
This article on a band or other musical ensemble is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Living_Loud   (132 words)

 Don Airey biography (The Musicians' Olympus)
And Don Airey enters the band in December 1978, thus rejoining with former colleague Cozy Powell.
Here, Don appears in five live tracks: 'Farm on the freeway' and the classic 'Living in the past' (both recorded live in November 1987 in Philadelphia), plus the classics 'Thick as a brick' and 'Songs from the wood', and the short song 'Wond'ring aloud' (all three recorded live in October 1987).
This is Don Airey's solo project, a mixture between speech and music.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Diner/2674/daire_b.htm   (2937 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Bananas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Airey's Cv Includes Stints with Rainbow, Gary Moore and Ozzy Osbourne and it was Quite Logical to Turn to Him to Fill Lord's Shoes.
Don Airey does a great job of contributing with that classic Purple sound via the hammond organ.
Don Airey and Steve Morse have built on the Purple "sound", and play with an infectious enthusiasm.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AB6Z1   (862 words)

 BBC - Wear - The Don Airey interview
Don Airey rehearsing, during his stint in Rainbow
He's played on albums by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Brian May, Cozy Powell, and Jethro Tull, and is in the middle of recording a new album with rock legends Deep Purple, still a force to be reckoned with on the live circuit.
We’d sometimes stay on the school bus all the way back into town, just to watch the thousands of men pouring out of the yards and up the High St when work was over.
www.bbc.co.uk /wear/features/2003/03/don_airey.shtml   (1607 words)

 Q&A with Steve
Airey has played with many greats guitarists (Gary Moore, Randy Rhoads, Ritchie Blackmore to name but three).
Don Airey is incredibly capable and has surprised me at every turn with his talent.
Don is as good as they come, and as more time is spent together, we will have an even better subliminal communication that can only come with shared experiences.
www.stevemorse.com /qaa/index2.html   (998 words)

 Progressive Ears Album Reviews
C2 featured the dynamic team of Gary Moore and Don Airey, a fiery duo on guitar and keys if there ever was one.
Moore's playing is incredible and the inventive stuff that Airey does with the keys and synths really make parts of this album work very well.
His battles with Don Airey on this song are pretty interesting.
www.progressiveears.com /asp/reviews.asp?albumID=2770   (541 words)

 ProgressoR - Detailed Reviews - Colosseum - 1978 - "Wardance"
Well, the leader of the band Hiseman from then on has played just a second part in the composition of the pieces, but a study of the original style was fully unharmed and even improved.
But I'm not sure that the technical level and originality of Don Airey can be compared to those of the well-known virtuoso Rick Wakeman.
The relentless beautiful interplays between Moore and Airey as well as all the arrangements and improvisations, including jazz, are composed, in contradiction to pure jazz, where improvisation is just a state of mind.
www.progressor.net /review/colosseum_1978.html   (776 words)

 Ozzy Osbourne
By his own account, Ozzy's saving graces were the woman who would become his wife and manager, Sharon Arden (daughter of his first manager, Don Arden), and a young guitarist named Randy Rhoads from the band Quiet Riot.
Like Edward Van Halen, Rhoads was one of the most influential rock guitarists of his generation, and for similar reasons: both players combined a high degree of technical proficiency on the instrument, a fusion of classically-inspired and blues-oriented melodic ideas in improvisation, and a sense of showmanship that kept audiences engaged during performances.
Jake E. Lee, formerly of Ratt and Rough Cutt, was a more successful recruit than Torme, recording 1983's Bark at the Moon (with Daisley, Aldridge, and keyboard player Don Airey) and 1986's The Ultimate Sin (with bassist Phil Soussan and drummer Randy Castillo) and touring behind both albums.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/o/oz/ozzy_osbourne.html   (2018 words)

 Don Airey: Celebrated Rock Music Artist and Musician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Don Airey is internationally acclaimed as a rock music keyboard player.
Despite his classical and jazz leanings, Don has performed with a number of hugely successful rock acts including Rainbow, Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Brian May, Gary Moore, ELO and Cozy Powell.
This interview is a reflective, personal interview (rather than a largely music business interview), and in it, Don discusses his early influences and views on the music industry today.
www.musicjournal.org /02donairey.htm   (4446 words)

 Deep Purple
Don Airey temporarily replaced Jon Lord on keyboards and did a god job.
Jon Lord has left Deep Purple and been replaced by Don Airey.
Don did a great job when I saw them in Denmark last year.
www.student.nada.kth.se /~md97-ssu/music/dp.html   (581 words)

 Don Airey
He has also made his mark as an arranger and composer in the commercial field, and is about to embark on a new chapter of his career as a solo artist with the release of his album, K2.
Born in Sunderland, N.E. England, Don's musical talents were forged with an amalgam of classical training, (taking all the piano grades), a lively interest in his local rock and jazz scene, and regular paid gigs playing Hammond organ for the cabaret turns at the numerous Working Men's Clubs in the locale.
He continued his musical education by taking a degree at Nottingham University and a diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music, and turned pro in 1972 taking his own band round the world, playing on cruise liners, to residencies in Africa, Florida, and the Far-East.
www.angelfire.com /nc/brunni/don.html   (621 words)

 Artists2Events - The Company of Snakes
This was the Don Airey / Bernie Marsden side of the stage.
A small area was cordoned off at this side where a roadie was positioned, but also where the rest of the band went for a sit-down during the solo spots.
The band consisted of the famous four of Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and Don Airey, plus the 'ex Bad Co' vocalist Robert Hart, and the annonymous drummer.
www.artists2events.co.uk /artists/The_Company_of_Snakes.html   (1273 words)

Straightly after the release of the highly acclaimed 2001 debut album "Hypnotica" by EMPIRE who are centred around guitarist, producer and song-writer Rolf Munkes (ex-VANIZE), Rolf straightly began to work on songs for the follow-up album - again with the help of drummer and co-producer Gerald Kloos.
Don Airey (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, SILVER) was heavily touring with DEEP PURPLE when Rolf asked him to play on "Trading Souls": "I remember that he was in Milwaukee that day.
He told me he would have some days off between the USA and European parts of the tour where he would be able to record the stuff.
www.lionmusic.com /artists/empire.htm   (466 words)

 Don Airey sessions (The Musicians' Olympus)
Don Airey arranges all the songs, as well as writing the great 'Killer', and co-writing 'Heidi goes to town' and 'Over the top'.
Don Airey plays the keyboards in the album, that was recorded in March/April 1980.
Don Airey played in the album, produced by Kit Woolven, and recorded in 1991.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Diner/2674/daire_s.htm   (3413 words)

 LET IT ROCK - DME Music Site
Don Airey is more than adequate in the organ department, yet the sound somehow mutated from the familiar, and typical PURPLE programme "Bananas" isn't.
Save for posh romanticism of "Haunted", a ballad seemingly ready-made for the MTV rotation, and the sad "Contact Lost", a heartfelt instrumental dedicated to the "Columbia" crew, all of this could be a bit more humorous though.
Don Airey simply shines on the Hammond and does "'70s Lord" better than the '90s Lord did.
dmme.net /reviews/reviews27.html   (3941 words)

 Deep Purple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The group continued forward until 2002, when venerable founding member Jon Lord (who, along with Ian Paice, was the only member to be in all incarnations of the band) announced his amicable retirement from the band to pursue personal projects (especially orchestral work).
Rock keyboard veteran Don Airey (Rainbow/Whitesnake, etc.), who had helped Purple out when Lord was injured in 2001, joined the band.
In 2003, Deep Purple released their first studio album in five years, the highly praised Bananas, and began touring in support of the album immediately.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deep_Purple   (2119 words)

 Interactive Review
Keyboard wizard Don Airey has been added to the album's line up and I must say his contribution is marvelous.
This is where Don Airey really gets to play a major role in a song's texture.
The only reason of this one is maybe the Don Airey presence (sounds like Gary Moore's "Over the hill and far away").
www.melodicrock.com /reviews/ten-babylon.p3   (3442 words)

 GN Online: Deep Purple set to rock Dubai
Dubai is set to witness another rock extravaganza with the legendary band Deep Purple due to perform on September 22 at the Aviation Club.
He has been replaced by Don Airey, who has played with Blackmore's Rainbow, Jethro Tull and Whitesnake.
Deep Purple today are: Don Airey, keyboards; Ian Gillan, vocals, tambourine, harmonica and conga; Roger Glover, bass and backing vocals; Steve Morse, guitar and backing vocals; and Ian Paice, drums.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=61311   (434 words)

 Empire Reviews
As far as the rest of the band Don Airey and Neil Murry's career should speak for itself.
Guest stars are ex-Rainbow, ex-Whitesnake and ex-Ozzy keyboard wizzard Don Airey, Yngwie Malmsteen and Hammerfall drummer Anders Johansson and also ex-Malmsteen and current Ring Of Fire singer Mark Boals.
Munkus on guitar and Gerald Kloos on drums invited with Don Airey (Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Rainbow…;) on keyboards, Anders Johansson (Hammerfall, Yngwie Malmsteen) on drums and Mark Boals on vocals some guest musicians to create the debut album of this new melodic metal band.
www.lionmusic.com /Reviews/reviewsEmpire.htm   (8634 words)

 VH1.com : Don Airey : Artist Main
Don Airey is a keyboardist who has had a quite varied career since becoming a professional musician in 1971.
He began with his own group, then signed on to the group Hammer with Cozy Powell in 1974.
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www.vh1.com /artists/az/airey_don/artist.jhtml   (147 words)

 KNAC.COM - Headbangers - Deep Purple Live In Singapore
On keyboards was Don Airey, who has played with Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne, replacing the talented original Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who recently departed the band after so many years of unmeasurable contribution to the Deep Purple sound.
However, Don Airey was very much the ideal replacement keyboardist for Jon Lord and was superb in his own fashion, impressing every Deep Purple fan present at the Singapore concert.
Halfway through Don Airey's keyboard solo, “Lazy,” Gillan turned to one member of the audience and gestured at his own pot-belly.
www.knac.com /article.asp?ArticleID=916&StartTime=1/1/2050   (1729 words)

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