Mike de Albuquerque
|Mike de Albuquerque|
de Albuquerque in 2010
|Birth name||Michael de Albuquerque|
|Born||24 June 1947|
|Origin||Wimbledon, London, England|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar|
|Associated acts||Electric Light Orchestra
In 1971 in partnership with Frank Ricotti (percussion) he released the album First Wind (as `Ricotti and Albuquerque'). From 1972 to 1974, Albuquerque was the bass player for Electric Light Orchestra. He left for domestic reasons amid the recording sessions for the group's fourth album, Eldorado, to be replaced with bassist Kelly Groucutt. He released two solo progressive rock albums, We May Be Cattle But We've All Got Names (1973) and Stalking The Sleeper (1976). He also played as a guitarist and vocalist with Mik Kaminski in Violinski. His contributions on record for ELO were ELO 2, On the Third Day, The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach and some of Eldorado.
- First Wind, (Ricotti & Albuquerque), (with Frank Ricotti), 1971, Pegasus – PEG 2
- We May Be Cattle But We've All Got Names, 1973, RCA Victor – SF 8383
- Stalking The Sleeper, 1976 Warner Bros. - K56276
- Sundance, 1982 Angel Air - SJPCD113
- Larkin, Colin (1995). The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music. 6. Threepenny Opera - Z.Z. Top. Guinness Pub. p. 4337. ISBN 978-0-85112-662-3.
An audio sample of "Ratsa (Don't Know Why)", from the 1971 album "First Wind"
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