So long, Thunderclap Newman

Andy "Thunderclap" Newman passed away today at age 73. He's the chap playing piano in the video below.

Thunderclap Newman, which took its name from the pianist, was assembled and produced by the Who's Pete Townshend and charted a hit in 1969 with the tune "Something in the Air." The rest of the group included John "Speedy" King on vocals, drums and guitar and future Wings member Jimmy McCulloch on guitar.


  1. Thanks for pointing out he was the pianist. CC


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