Francis Monkman Obituary, Death – Former members of Curved Air are speaking warmly about Francis Monkman, a founding member of the band who passed away on Friday at the age of 73. Monkman had been ill for some time. The band was first formed with Monkman as a member.
Francis Monkman was a founding member of the progressive rock band Curved Air from the United Kingdom. He also played the keyboards for the classical rock crossover band Sky. He had been 73 years old when he passed away. In addition to that, Monkman was a musician. He was an active participant in the band Sky. Because of the contributions he contributed to both ensembles, they gained a lot of notoriety. On the official Curved Air band page on Facebook, band members of Curved Air confirmed the tragic news earlier today, revealing that Monkman had gone away on Friday, May 12, 2014. Monkman’s death occurred on Friday, May 12, 2014.
Following his departure from Curved Air and Sky, Monkman went on to have a long and fruitful career as a film composer throughout the 1980s. He was particularly successful in this line of work. He was given a number of accolades for his work. He received a lot of praise for his work from a variety of people. He worked on the scores for both “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but the piece for which he is best known is “The Long Good Friday,” which was released in 1980.
He was a contributor to the music for both of those films. In addition, he participated in the composition of the score for the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Andy Latimer, a member of Camel, made a contribution to his progressive rock solo album, which he released in 1981. His album was independently disseminated throughout the world. His work as a collaborator can be heard on the album 801, which also features Renaissance, Al Stewart, Phil Manzanera, and Brian Eno.