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inspirations links page
This started as a list of my major Gurus and inspirations in music.
This was expanded to include his hero(in)es from other art forms. The full list is on the right - new names get added from time to time and I like to feature one every so often to enthuse and communicate what they inspired in me.


Music
Early Music
Kalenda Maya
Carlo Gesualdo
La Venexiana
Singer Pur
Orlando De Lasso
popular songwriters
Teddy Randazzo
Barry Mann/Cynthia Weill
Goffin/King
Jimmy Webb
Tony Hatch/Jackie Trent

Yasutaki Nakata
Writers
Film Directors
Painters
Movie Stars
Andrei Tarkovsky
Frank Capra
Woody Allen
Busby Berkeley
Neil Simon
Preston Sturges
Imtiaz Ali
Farhan Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Dorothea Tanning
Leonora Carrigton
Remedios Varo
Mark Rothko
Bridgit Riley
Betty Conway
James McNeill Whistler
Frances Drake
Carmen Miranda
Jessie Matthews
Will Hay
Eddie Cantor
Warner Oland
Vampira
Alistair Sim
Edward Everitt Horton
Patrick McGoohan
Peter Lorre
George Sanders
Jean Arthur
Jack Hulbert
Frederick March
James Stewart
William Powell
Deepika Padukone
Farhan Akhtar
Vidya Balan
Abhey Deol



Christo's Retentive List Corner - no particular order

harmony groups
The Free Design
5th Dimension
Mamas & the Papas
Beach Boys
Chi-Lites
Jefferson Starship
Peter Paul & Mary
Little Anthony & the Imperials
The Dramatics
Novi Singers
Spanky & Our Gang
Singer Pur

live gigs - how many times seen
Jefferson Starship - 8
Karlheinz Stockhausen - 6
Focus - 5
Peter Tork - 5
Terje Rypdal - 4
Richie Havens - 4
Alan Stivell - 3
The Flower Kings - 3
Shobha Gurtu - 3
Markus Stockhausen - 3
The Magnets - 3
Delain - 3
Arild Andersen - 2
Terry Riley - 2
John Sebastian - 2
La Venexiana - 2
Brian Wilson - 2

Country Joe McDonald - 2
Within Temptation - 2

drums/percussion
OkayTemiz
Jon Christensen
Airto Moreira
Zoltan Czorsz - TFK
Michael Shrieve
Paulo Vinaccia
Audun Klieve
Trilok Gurtu
Stian Kristoffersen
Truls Haugen
Pierre van der Linden
electronics/synthesizers
Barbara Buchholz
Lydia Kavina
Simon Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Vidna Obmana
Robert Rich
Eduard Artemiev
Al Gromer Khan
Wendy Carlos
Ulrich Schnauss
Jan Bang
Arne Nordheim

Kenneth Knudsen
Mark O'Leary
Alio Die

brass
Palle Mikkelborg
Marcus Stockhausen
Kenny Wheeler
Manfred Schoof
Mark Isham
Nils Petter Molvaer
Torbjorn Sunde
Don Cherry
Luis Gasca
Ergun Senlendirici

bassists
Arild Andersen
Palle Danielson
Nils H Orsted Pedersen
Anders Jormin
Miroslav Vitous
Eberhard Weber
Jonas Reingold
Bjorn Kjellemyr
Pete Sears
Gary Brown

vox female
Lisa Stansfield
Kishori Amonkar
Joanie Sommers
Charlotte Wessels (Delain)
Sharon Den Adel (WT)
Ila Arun
Buffy Sainte-Marie 
Flora Purim
Mama Cass Elliott
Ithamara Koorax
Grace Slick - JS
Mary Travers- PPM
Darby Gould - JS
Aina Kemanis
Nune Yesayan

vox male
Leon Thomas
Richie Havens
Billy Davis Jnr
Roine Stolt
David Crosby
Little Anthony
Barry White
Alan Stivell
Jesse Colin Young
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Carl Wilson
Michel Erikson
Nils K Rue
Denez Prigent
Tommy Karevik
classical composers
Alexander Scriabin
Terje Rypdal
Toru Takemitsu
Arne Nordheim
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Carlo Gesualdo
Terry Riley
Palle Mikkelborg
JS Bach
Paul Giger
Knut Nystedt

Morton Feldman
pianists (not keyboards)
Terry Riley
Rainer Bruninghaus
Bobo Stenson
Alexander Scriabin
Steve Kuhn
Mike Nock
John Taylor
Jon Balke
Richie Beirach
Carsten Dahl
Marcin Wasilewski
guitarists
Terje Rypdal
Jose Neto
Roine Stolt
Jorn Viggo Lofstad
Matts Haugen
Jan Akkerman
Carlos Santana
Frode Alnaes
Slick Aguilar
Jeff Pevar
John McLaughlin
Mikko Lankinen
John Abercrombie
Ed Wynne
reed/wind players
Alexei Kozlov
Jiri Stivin
Sakari Kukko
Tony Scott
Charles Lloyd
Simon Stockhausen
Paul Winter
Tore Bronberg
Charlie Mariano
John Surman
Pharoah Sanders




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