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 Anthony “Top” Topham

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Anthony “Top” Topham Famous memorial

Birth
Southall, London Borough of Ealing, Greater London, England
Death
23 Jan 2023 (aged 75)
England
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
248820132 View Source

Musician. A guitarist, he will be remembered as a founding member of the 1960s British rock band "The Yardbirds." At the age of fifteen, along with Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith, "The Yardbirds" were formed in 1963 and began to perform in nightclubs. However, Topham's parents objected to their son's focus on a music career and he departed, to be replaced by Eric Clapton. Later in the decade, he resumed his musical career with the Blue Horizon label and worked as a sessions musician for singer Anthony "Duster" Bennett and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green. In 1970, he recorded the solo album "Ascension Heights." After this, he left the music industry and became successful in the art industry. During the 1980s, he returned to music and formed the ensemble "The Top Topham- Jim McCarty Band" with former Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty.

Musician. A guitarist, he will be remembered as a founding member of the 1960s British rock band "The Yardbirds." At the age of fifteen, along with Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith, "The Yardbirds" were formed in 1963 and began to perform in nightclubs. However, Topham's parents objected to their son's focus on a music career and he departed, to be replaced by Eric Clapton. Later in the decade, he resumed his musical career with the Blue Horizon label and worked as a sessions musician for singer Anthony "Duster" Bennett and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green. In 1970, he recorded the solo album "Ascension Heights." After this, he left the music industry and became successful in the art industry. During the 1980s, he returned to music and formed the ensemble "The Top Topham- Jim McCarty Band" with former Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty.

Bio by: C.S.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 23 Jan 2023
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 248820132
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/248820132/anthony-topham: accessed ), memorial page for Anthony “Top” Topham (3 Jul 1947–23 Jan 2023), Find a Grave Memorial ID 248820132; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.