Trevor Rabin


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Date of Birth
January 13, 1954
United States, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
70 years old
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Actor, Composer, Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Music Producer, Record Producer, Songwriter
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Trevor Rabin Life

Trevor Charles Rabin (born 13 January 1954) is a South African musician, singer-songwriter, engineer, and film composer.

Rabin was born into a musical family and raised in Johannesburg and became a session musician before learning and performing with a variety of musicians.

Beginnings, he joined the rock band Rabbitt, which enjoyed a lot of success in South Africa.

Rabin moved to London in 1978 to continue his education, performing as a solo artist and a producer for a number of artists, including Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Rabin rose to fame as the guitarist in the 1983 to 1995 rock band Yes.

90125 (1983), his first album with Rabin and largely from Rabin's demos, is the group's best-selling album, aided in part by their top-selling single "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by the US number one.

Rabin created Talk (1994) and left the company after its tour (1987) and Union (1991).

Rabin gained American citizenship during his stay in Yeshiva. Rabin became a prolific film composer and has since produced over 40 feature films, most notable of which have worked with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

He has received numerous accolades, including 11 BMI Awards.

He went from scoring to recording his fourth solo album, Jacaranda (2012), and now tours and record with Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman.

Rabin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Yes.

Early life

Rabin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 13th, 1954, into a family of musicians. Joy's mother, a painter, ballet dancer, actor, and classical pianist, as well as his father, Godfrey, was a lawyer, conductor, and lead violinist in the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. During their service in the South African army's entertainment division, the two met. Gershon Rabinowitz, a Lithuanian Jew who was a cantor and his grandfather, arrived in South Africa in the late nineteenth century, and his paternal grandfather, Stephen Rabinowitz, was a kosher butcher who came from Lithuania. Morrie Rabin, his uncle, was a piano instructor. Rabin's brother Derek is three years older. Rabin referred to his family as "strongly anti-apartheid." Rabin's mother converted to Judaism, and the family observed Jewish holidays and commemorations. Sydney Kentridge, a lawyer and judge, and journalist and activist Donald Woods are his cousins.

Rabin started playing the piano at age six at Parktown Boys' High School in Johannesburg and learned to play the piano. "Whether I liked it or not, my parents taught me two lessons a week and spent an hour a day for twelve years," he said. He began to teach himself the guitar at twelve years old, but never had a formal lesson in the instrument. He appeared in The Other before establishing Conglomeration and then rejoining Freedom's Children for a one-year stint until 1973. He wrote their song "State of Fear" and toured the country extensively as part of a same-titled tour. Rabin studied planning, orchestration, and conducting from Walter Mony, a University of Johannesburg professor who was preparing to be a conductor, for several months, but he decided against going for a career in rock music.

Rabin was discovered by a local record maker and became a session musician, performing a number of genres, including jazz, fusion, classical, conga, and kwela. Arnold Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Hank Marvin, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix are among his early influences. Rabin completed a year of military conscription in the South African Army by serving in its entertainment division, arranging its big band, performing in a rock band, and doing outside session work at Gallo Studios. "I used to go into what was referred to as the prisoner," he explained. I'd go back, find a little corner, and actually sit for hours practising the guitar, but I'd rather play the piano." Rabin bought his Fender Stratocaster in 1972.

Personal life

Shelley May, who he first encountered at school in 1978, married Rabin. They have been living in Hollywood, Los Angeles, since 1984 and have one son, Ryan. Ryan has been playing on The Anthem, The Outline, and Grouplove. Rabin became a naturalized US citizen in 1991. Rabin is the godfather of Yes drummer Alan White's son.


Trevor Rabin Career


Rabin reunited in 1972 with his bandmates in Conglomeration to form the rock band Rabbitt, with drummer Neil Cloud, bassist Ronnie Robot, and guitarist Duncan Faure. Jethro Tull's first album, "Locomotive Breath," was a cover. On their debut album, Boys Will Be Boys, was released in 1975 on Jo'Burg Records in a re-recorded version of the track. In 1975, Rabin received an award for his orchestral arrangements on the album. In 1976, the band received the SARIE Award for Best Contemporary Music Artist.

A Croak and a Grunt in the Night, Rabbitt's second album, was released in 1977. Rabin received a SARIE Award for his recording on the album, and Rabbitt received their second accolade for Best Contemporary Music Artist later this year. Where is the Love (1976) by Rabin also produced and arranged Margaret Singana's album Where is the Love (1976). Trevor Terblanche's two albums were released under the pseudonym Trevor Terblanche, was produced by producer Rob Schroder, and released on a budget record label. In addition, Rabin has delivered several disco-oriented programs, such as The Tee Cee's, Slang, and Disco Rock Machine.

Rabin recorded and released Beginnings, his first solo album for RPM Records in 1977. In Johannesburg, it was recorded for about six and a half weeks. "I don't believe I ever left the studio at that time," he said. "I lived and worked there around the clock." Except for the drums, Rabin played all instruments save for the drums, for which he used session player Kevin Kruger. Rabbitt also agreed to a distribution agreement with Capricorn Records in 1977, but they were unable to tour abroad due to South Africa's apartheid policies and restrictions on South Africans seeking visas. Rabin's exile from the country was triggered by the crisis. By this time, he had directed Death of a Snowman, 1978 blaxploitation film (later rereleased as Soul Patrol). "We stuck a sheet up on the wall, and I wrote the score," Rabin wrote. "I haven't watched it" since it was announced.

Rabin started his solo career in London in January 1978. He was encouraged to move by music entrepreneur Ivor Schlosberg, who hired Rabin to kick off his production company, Blue Chip Music, and become the country's first producer. Rabin had signed a recording contract with Chrysalis Records, which had reissued his debut solo album under the name Trevor Rabin in September 1978. The album was remastered at Wessex Sound Studios in London, and it was released with some new songs and in a different track order. "An excellent outing marked by a rock style that invites comparisons to Boston at times or a Tom Petty," Billboard magazine said in a positive review. Rabin released, performed on, and arranged Noel McCalla's debut album, Night Time Emotion (1979).

Face to Face, Rabin's second solo album in 1979. As an opening act for guitarist Steve Hillage, he promoted the album on tour in the United Kingdom. Rolling Stone debated the record for its hook-ridden ballads, but he still gave his first two albums high marks for their technical qualities. He co-produced Wild Horses, Wild Horses' debut album in the same year. Rabin performed on guitar and co-produced Chance by Manfred Mann's Earth Band in 1980.

Rabin's third solo album for Chrysalis, Wolf, was co-produced with Ray Davies in 1980. Rabin provided lead vocals, guitars, and keyboards while using various musicians to perform, including drummer Simon Phillips, bassists Jack Bruce and Mo Foster, keyboardists Mann and John Bundrick, Chris Thompson and Noel McCalla on additional vocals, while drummer Ben Smith, drummer Jack Bruce and Mo Foster, keyboardists Mann and John Bundrick, keyboardists Mann and John Bundrick, and drummer Stephen Campbell. Rabin severed links with Chrysalis after the label's unveiling, because the brand did not do anything to market the album. Rabin performed guitars on "Runner" and a Bob Marley version of "Redemption Song" for Manfred Mann's Earth Band's album Somewhere in Afrika (1983).

Rabin started to write material for his fourth solo album for the label's drummer Frankie Banali and bassist Mark Andes in 1981, after encouragement from Geffen Records A&R man John Kalodner. During this period, David Geffen put him in touch with musicians who later formed the supergroup Asia. Rabin attended a young rehearsal but felt his songs were not appropriate for the company, which resulted in his being kicked out. Rabin, drummer and bassist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman never came to fruition. After the company was able to sign them without listening to any of their songs, a Wakeman said he refused to sign a recording contract "out of principle."

Rabin then sent a tape of his new songs to various outlets, including Clive Davis of Arista Records, who praised his vocals but deemed his music unsuitable for the Top 40 style. Ron Fair, RCA Records, was "the first one to really hear that I had something exciting," Rabin said, and talks about a new group of Rabin, Bruce, and keyboardist Keith Emerson began. Fair has passed over Rabin's solo contract, which was turned down after Rabin decided to work with bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White, a former member of the progressive rock band Yes after his demos were discovered by producer Mutt Lange and Phil Carson of Atlantic Records.

Rabin, Squire, and White founded Cinema in late 1982, with original Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye as producer and 90125 with former Yes singer Trevor Horn as producer. The album, which was largely based on Rabin's demos, took a more commercial and pop-oriented route, much different from their 1970s progressive rock-themed albums. Jon Anderson, a former Yes singer, appeared on the album in mid-1983, triggering the group's reformed line-up of Yes. Rabin was unhappy with the decision, believing that the latest music did not reflect what the band was famous for and that the album should be judged as its own.

90125, which was released in 1983, remains the band's most popular album, with three million copies sold in the United States alone, aided by its lead single "Owner of a Lonely Heart," one of Rabin's tracks, which reached No. 1. Billboard Hot 100 singles and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts position #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. Rabin sent Davis a letter saying, "I suppose you were wrong." Yes performed in Ottawa and 1985, playing over 100 concerts around the world, with two headline spots at the inaugural Rock in Rio festival. After a woman was hit by a woman jumping into a swimming pond, the tour was postponed to begin. The Yes guitarist's spleen was ruptured during the accident, which needed emergency surgery. Rabin appears on the concert film 9012Live: The Solos, which was released in theaters to coincide with the live LP 9012Live: The Solos. "Solly's Beard" is Rabin's acoustic guitar solo on the second album.

Big Generator was a difficult job to make. It was released in September 1987, with singles "Love Will Find a Way" and "Rhythm of Love." Both were modest chart hits compared to the singles from 90125, though the album was rated Platinum. Rabin and Anderson's "Shoot High Aim Low" was the song that featured a dual lead vocalist. The hits were on display in 1987–88, but other album tracks, such as "Final Eyes" and "I'm Running," were scrapped, but Rabin later explained that they never quite happened live. Following Rabin's illness, several tour dates were postponed. The tour came to an end in 1988 with a show at Madison Square Garden as part of the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary exhibition. Rabin was asked by Bob Dylan to play the guitar on two songs during the album's release.

Anderson left Yes to form Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (ABWH) in 1988 and the band went through a period of inactivity. Can't Look Away, Rabin's fourth solo album, made his fourth solo album. Elektra Records' album, released in July 1989, reached the No. 1 position. Billboard 200 is 111 on the Billboard 200. "Something to Hold On To," the company's lead single, reached No. 9 at No. 1. 3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and for Best Short Form Music Video, a Grammy Award was given. Rabin's drummer Lou Molino III, bassist Jim Simmons, and keyboardist Mark Mancina completed a solo tour of the United States in 1989 and 1990. On the live album Live in Los Angeles, which featured tracks from Wolf, 90125, and Big Generator, recordings from the tour were used. Rabin also worked on new music with Supertramp singer Roger Hodgson, who was asked to replace Anderson as Yes's singer.

Rabin was a member of Yes, an eight-member group from 1990 to 1992. Anderson had been asked to perform a song on his second album by him; Rabin said, "They didn't need a single," and sent three demos. Despite requesting that only one be used, Anderson wanted to use all three of them, leading to discussions among the two companies' executives over the possibility of Yes and ABWH working on a joint album, Union. A mashup "was useful and convenient to everyone" as it was a fast way to get the band back to touring, as well as "Taking My Heart," "Miracle of Life," and "Saving My Heart." The eight performers were on tour, but it did not do anything to improve communication between Howe and himself; instead, Rabin began a good relationship with Rick Wakeman.

Talk was Rabin's last album with Yes, which was released in 1994. Carson had been approached by him to record an album for his own company, Victory Music, on the 90125 line-up. Knowing the benefits of working closely with Anderson, the two created the album at a San Clemente, California motel. Rabin was chosen to handle its production, the recording for which was made at Rabin's home studio and A&M Recording Studios was done on digital non-linear recording and editing over traditional tape. As singles that charted at No. 1, "The Calling" and "Walls" were released. 3 and No. According to the Hot Mainstream Rock chart, 24 people were on the Hot Mainstream Rock chart, respectively. Rabin left the band in the following year to work in film after touring the United States, South America, and Japan.

Rabin also contributed to the film Fair Game in 1995. He later produced a complete score for The Glimmer Man (1996), starring Steven Seagal, directed by John Gray for Warner Bros. After Seagal asked him for guitar lessons, Rabin landed the job. "I went to his house and afterward, I said, 'Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.' If there's anything I can do for you,' and I said to him, "I really want to get into film scoring." Rabin then accepted Seagal's bid to film the film. After being on the soundtrack to Con Air with Mancina, Rabin went on to form a long-term friendship with Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer's Rabin has scored 13 films. Rabin has twice been rewarded for silent films as a way of honing his composition and orchestration skills, first on the piano and then composing the orchestra's score. Rabin ranked "Building the Barn" by Maurice Jarre from his score to Witness (1985) as a point of particular influence on him.

At a Prince's Trust concert for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 1997, Rabin performed "I Can't Look Away." Rabin referred to Mandela and his family's visit as a "very proud moment" of his life. He was one of many guest rock musicians with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by George Martin at a charity fund-raising concert in June 1999. Rabin declined to join Foreigner as a keyboardist in the early 2000s due to contractual commitments with film scoring. Rabin released several of his demo albums in 2003, of which some were released by Yes on 90125 as 90124. Later this year, he released Live in Los Angeles, a live album released in 1989 on his Can't Look Away tour. At a tribute concert for producer Trevor Horn at Wembley Arena in London in aid of the Prince's Trust, Rabin brought together former and existing members of Yes to perform "Cinema" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" on a tribute concert for the Prince's Trust. Rabin opened "Owner of a Lonely Heart" in Los Angeles on July 9, 2010.

Alicia Keys' score for Glory Road includes vocals from Alicia Keys. For NBC's coverage of the summer and winter Olympic Games, as well as Barack Obama's remembrance of winning the 2008 US Presidential Election, his composition "Titans Spirit" from Remember the Titans (2000) has been used. Rabin created the NBA on TNT in 2002, MLB on TBS in 2007, and March Madness in 2011, as well as Disney's Mission: Space at Epcot.

Jacaranda, Rabin's fifth solo album and first in 23 years, was released on May 8, 2012, Varèse Sarabande's fifth solo album and first in 23 years. "I love music that I love... it would be difficult for me to play," Rabin wrote in 2007. He went for an instrumental album because being one with vocals attracted him at the time. Recording the album took time because it was completed during breaks from being on film scores. Rabin decided against various scoring schemes to finish the album in 2011. Rabin plays all of the instruments himself, with the exception of drums, for which he used Vinnie Colaiuta, Lou Molino III, and his son Ryan. Tal Wilkenfeld performs bass on "Anerley Road" while Liz Constantine provides vocals on "Rescue," a track Rabin originally released for The Guardian (2006).

Rabin took a break from film scoring to co-create a self-described new version of Yes with Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in 2016. He appeared on tour around the world from October 2016 to 2018. When Wakeman lived in England and Anderson and Rabin in various areas of California, a studio album was in progress, but it was partly due to the inconvenience of the three people having to share their ideas online.

Rabin said he was about halfway through recording a new studio album, this time with vocals. He reaffirmed his progress on the album in May 2020, saying he is "working really" on the project. Changes, a 10-CD collection of Rabin's solo albums, Yes outtakes, and soundtracks were also released in 2020.

Rabin appeared at an Alan White tribute concert on October 2nd 2022 for the first time since ARW's disbandment.