The Yardbirds guitarist Anthony ‘High’ Topham has died aged 75 after a dementia battle.
His passing was confirmed on Wednesday (25.01.23) by a consultant that stated he died “peacefully” along with his family members by his facet.
The late guitarist shaped blues-rock pioneers The Yardbirds with Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty in London in Might 1963 however left in October and was changed by Eric Clapton – who additionally left in 1965 and was changed by the late Jeff Beck, whose dying was introduced earlier this month.
The assertion from Anthony’s consultant stated: “Sanderson Rasjid, born Anthony ‘High’ Topham, handed away peacefully on Monday January 23 surrounded by his household.
“Born in London on July 3 1947, he was 75 years previous and had been combating dementia in his last years.”
Anthony, who performed guitar for giant names together with Christine McVie and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Inexperienced after the left The Yardbirds, adopted the title Sanderson Rasjid after he joined the Subud non secular motion.
In his later life he additionally labored as an inside designer and was a mural and advantageous artist.
His previous pal Jeff Beck died aged 78 on 10 January from bacterial meningitis, with representatives for the virtuoso guitarist confirmed on January 11 he had “immediately” contracted the sickness.