Guy Babylon

Guy Babylon December 20, 1956 – September 2, 2009 was a keyboardist/composer, most noted for his work with Elton John

Babylon was born in New Windsor, Maryland He attended Francis Scott Key High School before moving on to the University of South Florida where he earned a BFA in music composition Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California In 1988, he joined Elton John's studio and touring band, appearing on the album Sleeping with the Past In 1990, he performed with the group Warpipes, a side project of fellow Elton John member Davey Johnstone Guy performed and recorded with several artists such as Mike Pinera, Iron Butterfly, Blues Image, Luis Cardenas and Renegade

Guy Babylon also arranged many Elton John introductions, including those used in "Bennie and the Jets" and "Pinball Wizard" In 2001, Babylon won a Grammy Award for his contributions on the Elton John / Tim Rice musical Aida Babylon also worked extensively on the Elton John / Bernie Taupin musical Lestat, based on the Anne Rice novels Until his death, he lived in Los Angeles with his wife and children, and was a member of Elton John's six-member touring and recording band He died of a heart attack on September 2, 2009, after swimming in a pool


  1. ^ Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Hercules International Elton John Fan Club" eltonfannet Retrieved 2014-08-04 

External links

  • Obituary in Baltimore Sun, Sept 14, 2009
  • Guy's page on Vimeo includes one video, "Las Vegas Twister", which he produced and uploaded in 2009 shortly before his death

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