Paul Raymond (musician)

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Paul Raymond
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Paul Raymond in 2007
Background information
Birth namePaul Martin Raymond
Born(1945-11-16)16 November 1945
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Died13 April 2019(2019-04-13) (aged 73)
Genres Rock, hard rock, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar
Years active1964–2019
Labels Chrysalis, SPV
Associated acts Plastic Penny, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Danny Kirwan, UFO, Michael Schenker Group, Waysted, Paul Raymond Project
Website Official website

Paul Martin Raymond (16 November 1945 – 13 April 2019) was an English keyboardist/guitarist, best known for playing in UFO and Michael Schenker Group. [1]

UFO (band) English heavy metal band

UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. The band's current lineup includes vocalist Phil Mogg, lead guitarist Vinnie Moore, bass guitarist Rob De Luca, and drummer Andy Parker. They have gone through several line-up changes, leaving Mogg as the only constant member, and had two hiatuses. The band are also notable for featuring former Scorpions guitarist and MSG founder Michael Schenker, who was a member of UFO from 1973 to 1978 and again, occasionally, between 1993 and 2003, when Moore replaced him. In May 2018, Mogg announced that he will retire from UFO after one last tour as a member of the band in 2019.

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Life and career

Raymond began his musical career in January 1964 as a jazz musician. [2] He later joined Plastic Penny as their keyboardist/vocalist, and replaced Christine McVie (nee: Perfect) in British blues band Chicken Shack when she left for a solo career; [2] later she joined Fleetwood Mac. Raymond then joined Savoy Brown as their keyboardist/guitarist. [3] [2] He subsequently recorded with the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.[ citation needed ]

Plastic Penny was an English 1960s pop band, formed in November 1967 before splitting up in August 1969. The group had one hit single early in 1968: the song "Everything I Am". Most of the members went on to greater fame with other bands or in session work.

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Chicken Shack are a British blues band, founded in the mid-1960s by Stan Webb, Andy Silvester, and Alan Morley (drums), who were later joined by Christine Perfect in 1967. Chicken Shack has performed with various line-ups, Stan Webb being the only constant member.

He was recruited by UFO in 1976 to replace their first keyboardist, Danny Peyronel. [2] He wrote songs for UFO but because of a previous publishing deal was not credited for these songs until recent years. When Michael Schenker left UFO, he joined Schenker's own band, MSG, in 1981 and later joined UFO bassist Pete Way's own band, Waysted, in 1983. [2] Raymond worked with Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, along with Schenker and Way, in UFO from 1976–1981, 1984–1986, 1993–1998 and 2003–2019.[ citation needed ]

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Danny Peyronel is an Argentine-born English rock singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer, best known for his work in rock groups such as the Heavy Metal Kids and UFO. He had an English public school education in Buenos Aires. After studying piano since the age of five, as well as theory and composition, he did further superior musical studies at the Juilliard School of New York. Although Peyronel grew up all over the World, including the United States, he considers London his home.

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Waysted is a rock band formed by the UFO bass guitarist Pete Way and the Scottish rocker Fin Muir in 1982. Recruiting Frank Noon, Ronnie Kayfield and Paul Raymond, Waysted signed to Chrysalis Records and released Vices in 1983.

Raymond was left handed and played guitar with the strings inverted.[ citation needed ]

Raymond died from a heart attack on 13 April 2019; he was 73 years old. [2] At the time of his death, UFO had just started what they refer to as their final world tour, dubbed "Last Orders: 50th Anniversary". [4]

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "UFO Keyboardist/Guitarist PAUL RAYMOND Dead At 73". April 13, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
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