Paul Raymond Bio
Paul Martin Raymond was an English keyboardist/guitarist. Raymond began his musical career in January 1964 as a jazz musician. He has died at the age of 73.
|Paul Raymond Quick Biography|
|Born||He was born on 16 November 1945|
|Died||13 April 2019|
UFO, Michael Schenker Group, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack (1969 – 1971), Plastic Penny, Mungo Jerry
|Genres: Rock||Hard rock, Blues rock|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Paul Raymond Life and career
Raymond began his musical career in January 1964 as a jazz musician. 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; later she joins Fleetwood Mac.
Raymond then joined Savoy Brown as their keyboardist/guitarist. He subsequently recorded with the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.
He was recruited by UFO in 1976 to replace their first keyboardist, Danny Peyronel. 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.
Raymond worked with Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, along with Schenker and Way, in UFO from 1976–1981, 1984–1986, 1993–1998 and 2003–2019.
Raymond was left handed and played guitar with the strings inverted.
Raymond died from a heart attack on April 13, 2019; he was 73 years old. At the time of his death, UFO had just started what they refer to as their final world tour, dubbed “Last Orders”.
Raymond’s death was confirmed by his life partner, Sandra, who posted the news on Facebook, writing “With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today.
“The doctors we’re trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack.
“He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.
“I will always love him and I hope he will rest in piece until I’ll see him again on the other side!!!”
“I love you so much Paul.”