Stephen Sanders Knight
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1935 - 2013
Stephen Sanders Knight ("Steve"), born May 12, 1935 in New York City, died on January 19, 2013 in Riverdale, New York. Steve was a musician, carpenter, local politician (Woodstock, NY), and father. In the 50s and 60s he was active in the Village music scene. Steve was the keyboardist for the band, Mountain, which toured internationally and performed at the infamous Woodstock Festival. He performed regularly with the Red Onion Jazz band and his love of jazz and middle eastern rhythms lead him to join the musical group, Taksim, with which he performed for over twenty years. A graduate of Columbia University, Steve was a curious and creative person, kind and talented. He leaves many friends behind in both New York City and his beloved town of Woodstock, NY. Steve is survived by his daughter Zoe Knight, son-in-law, Stuart Wolferman and grandson, Jasper Knight Wolferman. In loving memory of Steve, the family requests a donation to the Woodstock Land Conservancy.

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Published in New York Times from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2013.
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January 7, 2021
I loved his playing on those Mountain recordings. He wove a texture and feeling unmatched. He also seemed like a really standup guy. God bless Steve Knight.
Ronald Hobbs
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January 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of Mr. Knight's passing. In addition to the bands mentioned in the Times obituary, Steve played with the group Wings (pre-dated McCartney's band) and on a Herbie Mann album. He will certainly be missed.
John Rock
January 7, 2014
This late and I just found out about Steve's passing. I knew him from Mountain and his kayboard playing was sublime. I listened to his music on our album based pirate radio station here in the UK in the early 70s. Sorry to here of his passing and god bless.
Simon Walker
April 16, 2013
Was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Knight. Mountain was my first concert in 1971 and inspired me to a music career that lasted over 20 years. Thank you for your brilliance Steve, you will be deeply missed.
Dave Albright
February 24, 2013
I met Steve a couple times when he was in Mountain and spoke to him once or twice on the phone. A well versed musician and a kind man. RIP Steve you will be missed dearly
Bob Nally
February 22, 2013
Steve was a wonderful person and an excellent musician. may he rest in peace
Avram Pengas
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