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Gary Wilson (musician)

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Gary Wilson (musician)

Experimental musician add

Category: Music

Born in 1953.

Countries: New York (39%), United States (33%), California (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bob Dylan, Bruce Haack, Albert Grossman

Linked to: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, IBM




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Gary Wilson was born in 1953 add something


In 1969, Wilson discovered the music of aleatoric composer John Cage add something


His 1970s concert performances were cited as bizarre and outrageous, a "show that included cellophane, duct tape, bed sheets, fake blood, flour, and milk add something


Upon graduation from high school in 1970, he moved to New York City for several weeks, but quickly returned to his parents' home in Endicott, New York, New York add something


Motel Records soon after put out "Forgotten Lovers", a collection of singles, b-sides, rare and unreleased songs dating back to 1974 add something


Gary Wilson went to Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York in 1976, a well-known recording studio that has played host to sessions by Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Patti Smith, The Rolling Stones and many other notable acts add something


Wilson pressed 300 copies in 1977 and a further 300 copies in 1979 add something


After receiving a small amount of radio play, Wilson decided to try and pursue landing a record deal and moved west to California in 1978 add something


He slowly gained a strong cult following during the 1980s and 1990s, and in the early 2000s became active again add something


After a 1981 American tour, he retired from the experimental music scene and dropped off the public radar add something


Wilson lapsed into obscurity until around 1996, when Beck was heard citing him as an influence in concerts, at award ceremonies, and on his album, "Odelay" add something


In the early 2000s, Motel Records began a search to find the reclusive musician, but were unsuccessful add something


In 2004, Wilson released "Mary Had Brown Hair" on Stones Throw Records, his first album of original material in almost 30 years add something


In 2005 he played instruments and co-produced "Rain of Earth" as one of the 'Stones Throw Singers' on a tribute album to Bruce Haack titled Dimension Mix add something


The film was screened at several theaters in 2005, and was released on home video by Plexifilm in June 2008 add something


In 2006, his website stated that a greatest hits album was in the works, supposedly to feature tracks from "You Think You Really Know Me" and "Forgotten Lovers"; however, no further plans for the album have been revealed and it may have been scrapped add something


In May 2008, Wilson's website announced that a new album, "Lisa Wants To Talk To You", was in the works add something


Western Vinyl released Gary Wilson's new album "Electric Endicott, New York" in the fall of 2010 add something


To promote his new album, Wilson performed on the October 27, 2010 episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" with members of The Roots acting as his backing band add something


In July 2011 Stones Throw Records released a direct-to-vinyl live recording from a performance earlier that year add something


Wilson is slated in November 2011 to release a new digital album, "Feel the Beat," on ://www add something


In 2012, Gary was featured on the song "Sweden" from rapper/producer Pyramid Vritra's album "Pyramid" add something


In 2013, Gary was featured on the song "Sandy Kissed Gary Wilson Last Night" from production duo They Hate Change's album "Today add something


In May 2013, Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates toured Europe for the first time add something


In 2014, Electric Six recorded a cover of "Gary's in the Park" as part of a pledge package for their "Absolute Treasure" Kickstarter campaign add something


In 2015 Wilson made a surprise guest appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show during the featured performance of that episode by Earl Sweatshirt add something