Published Dec 03, 2009Eric Woolfson, co-founder of '70s UK prog outfit Alan Parsons Project, has died of cancer. According to Woolfson's website, he passed away in London on Wednesday (December 2). He was 64.
As the group's chief songwriter, lyricist and singer, Woolfson made ten albums with Alan Parsons, serving as the group's engineer and producer, and worked on such records as Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Alan Parsons Project experienced chart success with tracks such as "Eye in the Sky," "Don't Answer Me" and "Games People Play."
Before teaming up with Parsons, Woolfson had a career writing songs for the likes of Marianne Faithfull, Marmalade and Dave Berry. He also managed Carl Douglas, who went on to write the 1974 hit "Kung Fu Fighting."
"We are very sad to have to tell you that Eric Woolfson passed away in the early hours of this morning after a long and brave battle with cancer," a post reads on Woolfson's Facebook page. "He very much enjoyed seeing all your kind comments and posts on this Facebook page and his family wanted to thank you for your appreciation of his work."
Woolfson is survived by his wife Hazel and two daughters.