Maggie Ryder

Maggie Ryder

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Maggie Ryder is an English singer, principally known as a backing singer for bands such as Eurythmics and Queen.

Ryder was the keyboard player with British funk/rock band Krakatoa. She co-wrote much of the band's repertoire with her partner Graeme Lamb. She left the band to pursue a solo career as a vocalist/songwriter and was replaced on keyboards in Krakatoa by a young Hans Zimmer. She had a solo record deal with Polydor Records in the 1970s and released a self-titled album in 1978.[1] She worked as a backing singer and songwriter through the Eighties. She sang backing vocals for Marvin Gaye (1981), Eurythmics (1983), Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1987/96), Go West (1987), and Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992.[2] Ryder was one of the songwriters on You're the Voice, an international hit single for John Farnham.

Ryder sang backing vocals on Brian May's Back to the Light album, released in 1992, and on the subsequent world tour. Ryder worked with Eric Clapton during his 1993 Tour and his 1994 Royal Albert Hall dates.[3]

She appeared in a few TV dramas, including an episode of Juliet Bravo in 1983.[4]

Ryder moved to New York in 1995 and is now a website designer.[2]


  1. [Maggie Ryder at All Music Guide Maggie Ryder at]. Retrieved on 1 July 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biography on personal website. Retrieved on 2 July 2009.
  3. Maggie Ryder, Eric Clapton fansite. Retrieved on 2 July 2009.
  4. Maggie Ryder at Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 1 July 2009.
Brian May
Studio albums: Star Fleet Project (1983) | Back to the Light (1992) | Another World (1998) | Furia (2000 soundtrack)
Live albums: Live at the Brixton Academy (1993)
Compilation albums: Red Special (1998 Japan only)

Videos: Star Licks Master Series (1983) | Live at the Brixton Academy (1994)

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