Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Mike Edwards RIP

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Sad news for fans of the Electric Light Orchestra. Cellist Mike Edwards died September 3rd in a freak accident. Edwards was 62 years old.

From the fan site Here is the News:

Mike Edwards, cellist for ELO between 1972-1975, died in a freak accident on Friday, September 3.

He played in ELO’s first ever live concert (Croydon, 16 April 1972) and over the next three years toured with them as the band strove to develop and establish their distinctive sound.

Mike quickly became a crowd favourite with his exploding cello and rather unique solo party piece that involved playing the cello with a grapefruit!

His accomplished playing featured on the ‘ELO 2’, ‘On The Third Day’, ‘The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)’ and ‘Eldorado’ albums’.

He will be sadly missed by all.

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