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The big '80s hit by '70s star Gary Wright

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So you think the Dream Weaver is just a ‘70s artist? You would be wrong. Gary Wright’s time in the spotlight actually began at the dawn of the television era when as a child actor of the age of seven, he was featured on the first science fiction television show in 1950 called Captain Video and the Video Rangers.

At the age of 11, Wright was a cast member in the original Broadway run of Fanny appearing as the son of Fanny, played by a young Florence Henderson who started off her career as a stage star before showing her Wessonality as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch.

After two No. 2 hits in 1976 with Dream Weaver and Love is Alive, Wright hit No. 16 on the charts in 1981 with Really Wanna Know You. Is really should be no surprise that the rock-synth sound of Wright translated into the new wave-synth sound of the early ‘80s.

Wright continues to record and perform and has been a fixture in Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:34am]

    

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