Simona AN‘s Today’s Memory
Tony Levin’s birthday
Originally shared by Simona AN
born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts
Anthony Frederick „Tony” Levin is an American progressive rock musician, specialized in bass guitar, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer.
Levin is best known for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He currently leads his own band, Stick Men.
A prolific session musician since the 1970s, Levin has played on 500 albums, including those of Cher, Alice Cooper, John Lennon, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Buddy Rich, The Roches, Todd Rundgren, Seal, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Warren Zevon, Kevin Parent, Laurie Anderson, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Gibonni, and Jean-Pierre Ferland. Additionally, he has toured with artists including Paul Simon (with whom Levin appeared in Simon’s 1980 film One Trick Pony ), Gary Burton, James Taylor, Herbie Mann, Judy Collins, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Tim Finn, Richie Sambora and Claudio Baglioni.
Levin is also one of the first bloggers, as he began sharing his tour experiences in a diary fashion as early as in 1996, one year before the terms „weblog” and „blog” were coined.