RIP: Guy Spataford, 1951-2014

November 4th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Greg
Guy Spataford

Guy Spataford

By Greg Haymes

Albany native and multi-media artist Guy Spataford passed away on Wednesday, October 29 after losing his battle with liver cancer. He was 63 years old.

Spataford originally made his name in the arts on the Local 518 music scene, as a composer-musician with the Empire State Institute for the Performing Arts at The Egg, and as a founding member of Albany’s premiere progressive rock band, od.

But music was only one of Spataford’s many creative talents. He was also an accomplished videographer and short film maker, and among his best known works was the 1986 film biography of the legendary Albany street character, “Michael the Archangel”.

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