In memory of Ian Miller (16.06.1951 – 14.05.2009) … australian guitarist, producer, music publisher and educator.
Ian D. Miller (16.06.1951 – 14.05.2009) started playing guitar 1964 … was a seasoned performer, producer, music publisher and educator. Ian’s books have been published in Australia, NZ and the USA through Warner Chappell Music : “Rock Guitar Manual 1” , “Rock Guitar Manual 1 CD – ROM” , “Guitar Manual 2” and “5 Easy Pieces”, “Chord Sticker Pack” for Wax Music Books 1997 – 2000.
Australian Record Producer of the Year 1974 : worked as House Producer / A & R for EMI (1969 to 1974); Albert Productions with Harry Vanda and George Young (The Easybeats). Produced hits for “The Moir Sisters”, “Coloured Balls”, Jim Keays (“The Boy from the Stars” – 1975), Fantasy, Dallimore, Stevie Wright ;Independant Production for Warner Music (“Stuart and MacKay”, “Chetarca”, “Dove”) Sony (“Street Angel”),Razzle Records (through Festival Records) “The Australian Guitar Album”.
As a guitarist, Ian has played with some of the World’s great Guitarists :
Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers), Randy Jackson (Madonna, Bruce Springstein, Aretha Franklin), Verdine White (Earth, Wind and Fire… and in his native Australia with singer Stevie Wright of The Easybeats.
He was a member of John Paul Young’s Allstar Band who toured the Globe:
South Africa tours 1978,1980…Australian tours 1978-1981, Fleetwood Mac “The Rumours” Tour of Australia 1981 (with John Paul Young), played guitars on the “ Love is in the Air” and “Heaven Sent” Albums …appeared on T.V. shows including “The Paul Hogan Show”, “Ray Martin Show”,“Countdown”, “Hey, Hey,It’s Saturday”,”The Don Lane Show”, Myer Music Bowl Shows Sydney Opera House New Years Eve 1983,“Sounds”.
As a Solo acoustic Blues / Pop Artist, he has played Australia’s famous
“East Coast Blues and Roots” (The Byron Bay Blues Festival), The Gaelic Club, The Basement, The Sydney Opera House and supported Guitar Legend Alan Holdsworth at Sydney’s Bridge Hotel, Fleetwood Mac (with the John Paul Young Band), The Electric Light Orchestra, John Mayall (with Langford Lever) and Midnight Oil.
You have heard him on some all – time favourite recordings
of Stevie Wright, Harry Vanda and George Young (Flash and The Pan),
Alan Lancaster (Status Quo), John Paul Young, Darryl Braithwaite, Jon English, John Farnham, Cheetah, Doug Parkinson, Ted Mulry, The Moir Sisters, Bobby Limb, Mary Bradfield, Simplex 2, Kelly Gang (Hoodoo Gurus / Midnight Oil members), Tex Perkins….
He has recorded one Album of tunes for the pleasure of your head, hearts and feet :
“Ian Miller” (2005) : an Album of Acoustic guitar, Dobro and Harp (with Orchestra) Instrumentals. (Available at : www.CDBaby.com).
Sydney’s Drum Media said of him :
“You have to cross a lot of rivers to get to where this man and his playing are.”
WebsiteOn a personal note…
So sad to find out this morning this guy is gone in 09… .he was a nice bloke who told me to keep playing… n he loved Dr. WHO… Tom Baker of course…. told me a few stories of the old days… n kept me from making music business mistakes… watch , listen n learn n u will see a talent and a great of music that will be sorely missed..
may ure notes ring 4 eva great teacher…