Logo_sm

Flick Price is reader supported and may earn commission from the links provided.  We appreciate your support and only feature products we believe in.

Anthony ‘Top’ Topham dead aged 75 – Yardbirds founding guitarist dies peacefully surrounded by family

Anthony ‘Top’ Topham dead aged 75 – Yardbirds founding guitarist dies peacefully surrounded by family

FOUNDING guitarist of The Yardbirds Anthony “Top” Topham has died at the age of 75 after a battle with dementia.

The musician helped form the pioneering rhythm and blues band in London in May 1963.

PAAnthony ‘Top’ Topham has died at the age of 75[/caption]

He left before their commercial breakthrough and was succeeded as lead guitarist by Eric Clapton, then Jeff Beck and finally Jimmy Page.

After joining the Subud spiritual movement, the blues guitarist later adopted the name Sanderson Rasjid.

A statement from his representative said: “Sanderson Rasjid, born Anthony ‘Top’ Topham, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23 surrounded by his family.

“Born in London on July 3 1947, he was 75 years old and had been fighting dementia in his final years.”

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

In his later life, he also worked as an interior designer and was a mural and fine artist.

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

Stay Informed

Top sales and promotions – delivered straight to your inbox!

Generated by Feedzy
Share, Request & Trade YOUR Gift Cards, Coupons & Promo Codes (5/19/2022)

Newsletter

Top Sales and Discounts 
 – delivered straight to your inbox