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- Posted on Dec 3rd 2009 11:15AM by John D. Luerssen
Woolfson was a keyboardist and key creative force behind the British progressive group, who had hits like 'Eye in the Sky' and 'Don't Answer Me' in the early 1980s. Woolfson wrote all of the group's lyrics and also contributed lead vocals to the band's signature songs, including chart successes like 'Games People Play' and 'Time.' In total, Woolfson co-wrote 10 albums for the Alan Parsons Project, which was a studio initiative and never performed live, between 1976's 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' and 1987's 'Gaudi.'
Born in Glasgow, Woolfson started as a session player for Rolling Stones' producer Andrew Loog Oldham and wrote songs for Marianne Faithful, Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone and Marmalade. Prior to teaming with Parsons, he managed the career of Carl Douglas, who had a monster novelty smash with 1974's 'Kung Fu Fighting.' In recent years, Woolfson worked in music theater and launched his first musical, 'Freudiana,' which was about Sigmund Freud, in 1990.
"We are very sad to have to tell you that Eric Woolfson passed away in the early hours of this morning after a long and brave battle with cancer," said a posting on Woolfson's Facebook page. He very much enjoyed seeing all your kind comments and posts on this Facebook page and his family wanted to thank you for your appreciation of his work."
Prior to that announcement, Woolfson had posted a couple of his own updates on Tuesday morning, prior to his passing.