Rip Paul Raymond

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  1. Brad

    Brad Well-Known Member

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    Paul Raymond died from a heart attack yesterday morning. UFO have been my favorite band since 1974 or 75 and he is the first member to pass away.
    I've seen him in concert a few times and got to talk to him for a while backstage many years ago.
    Super nice, multi-talented guy.
    I have tickets for their final tour stop in Indy but I wonder what they'll do now.

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/paul-raymond-ufo-dies/

    Shot from his last show, April 5 at O2.

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    Saw this yesterday....his arrival sparked the "Halcyon" period for the band.
    He did the same thing for Savoy Brown years earlier.
    A consumate sideman who was a great rhythm guitar backdrop to Michael.

    "Raymond spent five years in Savoy Brown, but during a 1976 show in Saginaw, Mich., where they were on the same bill as UFO, he got into a conversation with bassist Pete Way, who said that UFO were planning to fire keyboardist Danny Peyronel because they wanted someone who could also play rhythm guitar. Upon their return to England, Raymond passed the audition, and UFO entered what's considered by many to be their classic period."
     
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    Sad news. I was really into UFO in the mid-70s and saw them in concert in San Antonio. Probably around 1977 or 1978? I think they were touring with Judas Priest but my memory is foggy.

    RIP Paul Raymond
     
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    He was also with Schenker on his iconic live at Budokan. Sometimes I though his keys were a little too prominent in the mix but lots of great stuff and part of a top fav band for me.
    From what I always heard Pete Way was always expected to go first.

    We'll miss you Paul


     
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    RIP. He was a great and very underrated talent. I love his work from the golden era of UFO, but his work with Savoy Brown seems to be sadly overlooked
     
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    Didnt know him but dig both Savoy Brown and Schenker era UFO.
    RIP Mr. Raymond.
     

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