Mike de Albuquerque

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Mike de Albuquerque
Birth name Michael de Albuquerque
Born (1947-06-24) 24 June 1947 (age 69)
Origin Wimbledon, London, England
Genres Rock
Progressive rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Labels Harvest Records
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra
Website Musical career
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass

Mike de Albuquerque (born 24 June 1947, Wimbledon, London) is an English musician.

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.[1] 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. His song "My Darling Girl" was recorded by Tim Hardin for his last album, Nine, in 1973.[citation needed]

In 1982 he founded the band Sundance along with Mike Hurst and Mary Hopkin.[2] They released one album.


Solo and collaborations[edit]

  • 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

With Sundance[edit]