Maggie Ryder is an English singer/musician, principally known as a
backing singer for bands such as
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 in the 1970s and released a self-titled album in
1978. She worked as a backing singer and songwriter through the
Eighties. She sang backing vocals for
Marvin Gaye (1981), Eurythmics
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. Ryder was one of
the songwriters on "You're the Voice," an international hit single for
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 during his 1993 Tour and his 1994 Royal Albert Hall
She appeared in a few TV dramas, including an episode of Juliet Bravo
Ryder moved to New York in 1995 and is now a website designer.
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 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.
Back to the Light
Golden Days (with Kerry Ellis)
Star Fleet Project
Live at the Brixton Academy
Acoustic by Candlelight
Acoustic by Candlelight (with Kerry Ellis)
"Driven by You"
"Too Much Love Will Kill You"
"Save the Badger Badger Badger"
Queen + Paul Rodgers
Queen + Adam Lambert
Brian May Band
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