Remembering IAN WALLACE (RIP) on the 17th anniversary of his death.

Born lan Russell Wallace - Bury, Lancashire, England (29 September 1946 - 22 February 2007).

The Warriors (w/ Jon Anderson 1964-65)
The Big Sound (1966-67)
BIG Grunt (1968)
The World (1969-70)
King Crimson (1971-72)
Snape (w/ Alexis Korner 1972)
Jackson Heights (1973)
Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre (1973)
Alvin Lee (1974)
Streetwalkers (1974)
Steve Marriott's All-Stars (1975)
Bob Dylan (1978).

Great drummer with an amazing resume.

In 1978 he also worked briefly with Foreigner subbing on some dates after their regular drummer, Dennis Elliott injured his hand.

Other notable work includes Ry Cooder in 1979 and Don Henley in the 1980s and 1990s.

Wallace's studio and live credits also include El Rayo-X with David Lindley, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Johnny Hallyday, Keith Emerson, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, the Traveling Wilburys, Eric Clapton, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Quireboys, Brian Eno, Larry Coryell, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Al Kooper, Tim Buckley, Lonnie Mack, Procol Harum (1993 tour), and Warren Zevon.

lan died (age 60) on this date in 2007 after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He chronicled his illness in his online blog in the hope his story would encourage others with similar symptoms to pursue treatment.

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