The ultimate guitar maestro ALLAN HOLDSWORTH left this world on April 16, 2017.
Holdsworth, born in Bradford, England in 1946, embarked on a solo career as composer and bandleader exclusively in 1979. From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have documented his career as a producer, bandleader, and lead composer.
Holdsworth has been recognized by many of the world’s most accomplished and unique rock and jazz guitar virtuosos. Luminaries including Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello universally expressed reverence and astonishment at Holdsworth’s pioneering approach to his playing and vast vocabulary of “uncommon” chord voicings.
There is a GoFundMe fundraiser to help Allan’s closest family (his daughters Lynn, Emily and Louise, and his son Sam) to pay for Maestros’ funeral expenses. Your kind and generous contribution is more than welcome.
Direct link: gofundme.com/allanholdsworthmemorial