born on 20/12/1956 in New Windsor, MD, United States
died on 2/9/2009
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. Growing up listening to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Yes and Gentle Giant, he attended Francis Scott Key High School and then moved on to the University of South Florida, earning 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 Babylon also arranged many Elton John introductions, including those used in "Bennie and the Jets" and "Pinball Wizard". 2001 was a good year for Babylon, as he 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, while swimming in a pool.
- 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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|Studio albums: Empty Sky Elton John Tumbleweed Connection Madman Across the Water Honky Château Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Caribou Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Rock of the Westies Blue Moves A Single Man Victim of Love 21 at 33 The Fox Jump Up! Too Low for Zero Breaking Hearts Ice on Fire Leather Jackets Reg Strikes Back Sleeping with the Past The One Duets Made in England The Big Picture Songs from the West Coast Peachtree Road The Captain & The Kid|
|Live albums: 11-17-70 Here and There Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra One Night Only|
|Soundtracks: Friends The Lion King The Muse Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida The Road to El Dorado|
|Compilations: Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Volume II The Thom Bell Sessions Lady Samantha Milestones Your Songs Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (1979-1987) The Complete Thom Bell Sessions To Be Continued The Very Best of Elton John Rare Masters Greatest Hits 1976-1986 Chartbusters Go Pop! 20 Legendary Covers from 1969/70 as Sung by Elton John Classic Elton John Love Songs Prologue Greatest Hits 1970-2002 Elton John's Christmas Party Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits|
|DVDs: The Very Best of Elton John One Night Only: Greatest Hits Live at Madison Square Garden Live in Barcelona To Russia with Elton Dream Ticket|
|Tribute album: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin|
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