Family Affair

By Richard Mineards   |   April 23, 2020
Alan Parsons reflects (photo by Priscilla)

My item on the death of the 7th Marquess of Bath from the coronavirus at 87 prompted a response from Santa Barbara record producer Alan Parsons.

Alex Thynn‘s father, Henry, was married to Alan’s aunt, Virginia Parsons, his second marriage.

“They had a daughter Silvy, so she is a genuine cousin,” says Alan, who has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and worked on the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon albums. “I knew Alex reasonably well through family gatherings, but had not seen him since moving to the U.S. in 1999.

“Henry would have pop concerts at the Wiltshire estate in the ‘60s and started the whole Loins of Longleat phenomenon.”

What Happens in Vegas

Santa Barbara warbler Katy Perry could be heading to Sin City.

The former Dos Pueblos High student, 35, hinted she could be following in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and Celine Dion with a lengthy residency at a Las Vegas hotel during a pre-American Idol Facebook Q&A session.

Although all residencies in the gambling mecca are on hiatus, it was reported last year the “Roar” songstress had toured the Colosseum at Caesars Palace with her entourage.


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