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Trevor Rabin

Trevor RabinAKA Trevor Charles Rabinowitz

Born: 13-Jan-1955
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Guitarist

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: Guitarist and soundtrack composer

Military service: South African Army

Another musical child prodigy, Trevor Rabin first achieved popularity in his native South Africa as a teenybopper heartthrob through the band Rabbitt, which he founded when only 14. As an adult, Rabin moved to England where he released several solo records of varying styles. None of these attracted much public notice, but a solid reputation within the record industry was established, leading to an invitation from Yes bassist Chris Squire to paricipate in a new band called Cinema in 1982. Much to Rabin's consternation, at least initially, the band soon transformed into a reincarnation of Yes; the first record from this new version, 1983's 90125, became the most successful in the band's history (which no doubt helped to relieve the aforementioned consternation).

Struggles in the recording studio prevented this resurgence of popularity from being perpetuated, however: the next record from the band did not surface until 3 years later, and that was just a filler live record. The next proper studio release was 1987's Big Generator, and by that time the iron was cold. One-and-a-half more Yes records with Rabin's participation appeared during the early 90's (as well as another solo record in 1989) before Rabin left the group.

In his post-Yes career, Trevor Rabin has gone full-bore as a film composer, creating numerous scores for Hollywood throughout the late 90s and the 00s. The first of these was 1997's Con Air; some subsequent scores have been for Armageddon, Remember the Titans, and Bad Boys II.

    Rabbitt Guitarist/Vocalist (1972-78)
    Yes Guitarist/Vocalist (1983-95)

    Jack Frost (11-Dec-1998) · Trevor -- Lead Guitar

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