Andy Newman, British pianist, Died at 73

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Andy Newman died on March 31, 2016.

He was a British pianist.

He was a part of Thunderclap Newman a British one-hit wonder band.

Pete Townshend of The Who and Kit Lambert formed circa December 1968 January 1969 in a bid to showcase the talents of John “Speedy” Keen, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman and Jimmy McCulloch.

The group’s single, called “Something in the Air”, a 1969 UK number one hit, remains in demand for television commercials, film soundtracks and compilations.

The band released a critically acclaimed rock album, Hollywood Dream, and three other singles (which appeared on the album), “Accidents”, “The Reason” and “Wild Country”.

The nucleus of the band consisted of the songwriter Speedy Keen (vocals, drums, guitar) from 1969 until 1971, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman (piano) and Jimmy McCulloch (guitar).

However, Pete Townshend (using the alias “Bijou Drains”) played bass guitar on their album and singles, all of which he had recorded and produced at the IBC Studio and his Twickenham home studio.

Andy Newman passed away 73 yrs old.