Hi it’s Robin LaRose;
There goes another one. Andy “Thunderclap” Newman has died. Piano player and co-founder (with Pete Townshend and Kit Lambert) passed away yes at 73. The Who confirmed Andy’s death in a facebook post: “It is with great sadness that we report the death of Andy ‘Thunderclap’ Newman, who passed away yesterday age 73. Rest in peace.”
Andy’s producer Steve Hoffman paid tribute in a post on his blog. Hoffman says: “Andy himself, I always thought, was even better on a B-side of Something In the Air called Wilhelmina that one can safely assume probably did not get as much airplay as the A-side.
Thunderclap Newman’s biggest hit was 1969’s Something In The Air, from the album Hollywood Dream.