He graduated from the Royal Military School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He was clarinettist with the Royal Horseguards calvary regiment.
After scoring arrangement for the band Jethro Tull for several years, he was a full member as keyboardist and arranger 1976-80.
He has recorded several orchestral arrangements of music by Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, etc. He was married, and presented as a bearded, pipe-smoking man. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 1994.
However she really preferred to be female, but did not transition to female until 2004, at the age of 67, after the deaths of her mother and her wife.
- “David/Dee Palmer”. The Official Jethro Tull Website. www.j-tull.com/musicians/pastmembers/davidpalmer.html.
- “Dee Palmer”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee_Palmer.
- “David Palmer”. Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:j9fpxqqgldhe~T1.