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Andrew Latimer


									Andrew Latimer
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Andrew Latimer (17 May 1947, Guildford, Surrey, England) is an English
musician and one of the original members of the progressive rock band Camel.                                       Andy Latimer
He is mainly a guitarist and singer, but also a flautist and keyboardist. [1]
Latimer's most common guitar of choice is a Gibson Les Paul, but he is also
known for playing Fender Stratocasters and other guitars. From the 1990s
onward, he also played a Burny Super Grade, an 80s copy of the Gibson Les
Paul Model. The amplifiers he uses range from Fender, Vox, and Marshall.
He established a music production named Camel Productions which released
Camel's new albums: Dust And Dreams (1991), Harbour of Tears (1996), Rajaz
(1999) and A Nod and a Wink (2002).
In May 2007, Susan Hoover, Latimer's wife, announced through the Camel
Productions website [2] and newsletter that Latimer suffered from a progressive
blood disorder polycythaemia vera since 1992, which had later progressed to                                    Background information
myelofibrosis. This was part of the reason why Camel ceased extensive touring.
                                                                                                     Birth name    Andrew Latimer
In late 2007, he underwent a bone marrow transplant. As of September 2008, he
                                                                                                     Born          17 May 1947 (age 65)
was back home and finally recovering his strength, even considering the
possibility of a smaller-scale tour in the future.[3]                                                Origin        Guildford, Surrey, England

                                                                                                     Genres        Progressive rock, Symphonic
The latest news regarding Latimer comes via a blog from David Minasian,[4] who
                                                                                                                   rock, Canterbury scene
has directed several Camel video productions over the years. Minasian released
                                                                                                     Occupations Guitarist
his album, Random Acts of Beauty, in August 2010. Latimer's health has
progressed to the point that he contributed guitar solos, and vocals to the album's
opening track, "Masquerade". [5]                                                                                 Lyricist
References                                                                                                       Keyboardist
   1.    ^                                                          Mixer
   2.    ^   Camel Productions official website                                                      Instruments   Guitar
   3.    ^   Camel Productions official website                                                                    Transverse flute
   4.    ^   David Minasian at Mindawn                                                                             Piccolo
   5.    ^ David Minasian blog October 26, 2009                               Pan flute
External links                                                                                                     Tambourine
      Andrew Latimer on MySpace Music                                                                              Piano
                                                                                                                   Drum Machine

                                                                                                     Years active 1964–present

                                                                                                     Labels        MCA Records
                                                                                                                   Camel Productions
                                                                                                                   Decca Records

                                                                                                     Associated    Camel


  V   · T· E·                                                                 Camel
                                        Andrew Latimer · Colin Bass · Denis Clement · Ton Scherpenzeel ·
       Doug Ferguson · Peter Bardens · Andy Ward · Richard Sinclair · Mel Collins · Jan Schelhaas · Kit Watkins · Paul Burgess · Dave Stewart ·
                                                             Guy LeBlanc ·
                 Camel · Mirage · The Snow Goose · Moonmadness · Rain Dances · Breathless · I Can See Your House from Here · Nude ·
 Studio albums
                 The Single Factor · Stationary Traveller · Dust and Dreams · Harbour of Tears · Rajaz · A Nod and a Wink ·
                 Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall · A Live Record · Pressure Points · On the Road 1972 · Never Let Go ·
   Live albums
                 On the Road 1982 · On the Road 1981 · Coming of Age · Gods of Light '73-'75 · The Paris Collection ·
                 Chameleon - The Best Of Camel · The Collection · A Compact Compilation · Landscapes · Echoes: The Retrospective ·
                 Camel - Master Series · Lunar Sea ·
       Singles   "Never Let Go" ·

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