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Maggie Ryder is an English singer/musician, principally known as a backing singer for bands such as Eurythmics
Eurythmics
and Queen. In her early career, Ryder was the keyboard player with British funk/rock band Krakatoa. She co-wrote much of the band's repertoire with her partner Graeme Lamb. She left the band to pursue a solo career as a vocalist/songwriter and was replaced on keyboards in Krakatoa by a young Hans Zimmer. She had a solo record deal with Polydor Records
Polydor Records
in the 1970s and released a self-titled album in 1978.[1] She worked as a backing singer and songwriter through the Eighties. She sang backing vocals for Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
(1981), Eurythmics (1983), Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
(1987/96), Go West (1987), and Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992.[2] Ryder was one of the songwriters on "You're the Voice," an international hit single for John Farnham. Ryder sang backing vocals on Brian May's Back to the Light
Back to the Light
album, released in 1992, and on the subsequent world tour. Ryder worked with Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
during his 1993 Tour and his 1994 Royal Albert Hall dates.[3] She appeared in a few TV dramas, including an episode of Juliet Bravo in 1983.[4] Ryder moved to New York in 1995 and is now a website designer.[2] References[edit]

^ Maggie Ryder at allmusic.com. Retrieved on 1 July 2009. ^ a b Biography on personal website. Retrieved on 2 July 2009. ^ Maggie Ryder, Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
fansite Archived 2009-02-25 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2 July 2009. ^ Maggie Ryder at Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 1 July 2009.

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Brian May

Discography

Studio albums

Back to the Light Another World Golden Days (with Kerry Ellis)

EPs

Star Fleet Project Red Special

Live albums

Live at the Brixton Academy Acoustic by Candlelight
Acoustic by Candlelight
(with Kerry Ellis)

Soundtrack albums

Furia

Singles

"Star Fleet" "Driven by You" "Too Much Love Will Kill You" "Last Horizon" "Save the Badger Badger Badger"

Bands

Queen Queen + Paul Rodgers Queen + Adam Lambert Smile The Brian May
Brian May
Band

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