Keith Ellis

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This article is about the English bass player. For the particle physicist, see Richard Keith Ellis.

Keith Ian Ellis (19 March 1946 – 12 December 1978), was an English bass player. He was born in Matlock, Derbyshire.[1] He is known for his associations with The Koobas, The Misunderstood and Juicy Lucy. He was also a member of Van der Graaf Generator from 1968 to 1969.[2] Ellis worked with Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall's band Boxer from 1975 until 1978.

He died in Darmstadt, Germany in 1978, whilst on tour with Iron Butterfly.[3] The song "Not For Keith" on the album pH7 by Peter Hammill, (1979) was a tribute to Ellis.[4]

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  1. ^ Christopulos, J., and Smart, P.: "Van der Graaf Generator – The Book", page 23. Phil and Jim publishers, 2005.
  2. ^ "Keith Ellis". Vandergraafgenerator.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 
  3. ^ Christopulos, J., and Smart, P.: "Van der Graaf Generator – The Book", page 47. Phil and Jim publishers, 2005.
  4. ^ "Sofa Sound". Sofa Sound. Retrieved 2013-06-16.