Snowy White (born on 3 March 1948, as Terence Charles White, in Barnstaple, Devon) is a British blues and rock guitarist, mostly known for having played for Thin Lizzy (permanent member from 1979 to 1981) and for Pink Floyd (as a backup player; he was first invited to join the band through Europe and America, in 1977).
His 1983 solo debut album after leaving Thin Lizzy was titled White Flames and spawned the hit single Bird of Paradise.
During the following years, White focused on touring extensively with his White Flames band.
In 1990, he was invited by the then, former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, to perform in another take of The Wall, by the ruins of the Berlin Wall, among with other guest artists, and delivered a memorable guitar solo in the song Comfortably Numb.
Today's 'Listening to...' actually led to a conversation here at the office about 80's music.
It started off with me listening to "Only You" by Flying Pickets. That led to others trying to figure out where they knew that song from. That led to the the original version by Yazoo, also called Yaz (which sci-fi fans may know of Music - Yazoo - Only You (from Fringe) ).
I like both versions depending on what kind of mood I'm in and have both in the collection.
Even though my circle of friends back then didn't smoke we still had lighters just for concerts. After the local venues started banning smoking indoors glow sticks & flash lights were used. These days it's cell phones. Some people use the 'flashlight' mode but I love seeing people use "lighter" apps on their phones and swaying the phones back & forth.