You probably know him best as the vocalist on Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar,” but Roy Harper is much more.
One of the best performances I have seen of one of his best songs:
Several years ago, Roy came out to Los Angeles and performed several nights at Largo on Fairfax. Around the same time he played McCabe’s in Santa Monica. I saw every show. I talked to him after the McCabe’s show, and he said he might be coming to Los Angeles more, because his son was out here.
He never came back to Los Angeles to perform. He officially announced his retirement from touring a while back, but then recently did a short tour with Joanna Newson in Europe. We can always hope for more.
Here he is covering Jethro Tull’s song “Up the Pool”:
How could I not post this one:
YouTube has plenty more excellent cuts from this genius.