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Anthony ‘High’ Topham lifeless at 78, Reason behind Demise

Anthony “High” Topham, the Yardbirds’ authentic guitarist, handed away on the age of 75 following a wrestle with dementia.

In London in Might 1963, the musician was a founding member of the groundbreaking rhythm and blues band.

He stop the band earlier than they achieved industrial success, and Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and eventually Jimmy Web page took over as lead guitarist.

The blues guitarist ultimately modified his identify to Sanderson Rasjid after embracing the Subud non secular sect.

Based on a press release from his agent, Anderson Rasjid, whose actual identify was Anthony “High” Topham, “died away peacefully on January 23 surrounded by his household.

“Born in London on July 3 1947, he was 75 years outdated and had been preventing dementia in his remaining years.”

Topham went on to play guitar for Christine McVie, Duster Bennett, and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Inexperienced.

In his later life, he additionally labored as an inside designer and was a mural and wonderful artist.

His demise comes two weeks after that of fellow Yardbird Beck from bacterial meningitis.

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