Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist and composer, Died at 70


Allan Holdsworth was born on August 6, 1946, and died on April 15, 2017.

He was a British guitarist and composer.

Holdsworth has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion.

Notable for his advanced knowledge of music, through which Allan incorporated a vast array of complex chord progressions and intricate solos; the latter comprising myriad scale forms often derived from those such as the diminished, augmented, whole tone, chromatic and altered scales, among others, resulting in an unpredictable and “outside” sound.

He had resided in California from the early 1980s.

Cycling was among his hobbies.

Holdsworth was also a keen aficionado of beer, with a particular fondness for Northern English cask ale.

During December 2010 he became a grandfather when, his daughter Louise gave birth to a baby girl named Rori.

He died at his home in Vista, California, there were no official cause of death disclosed.

Allan Holdsworth passed away at 70 years old.