Mike de Albuquerque
|Mike de Albuquerque|
|Birth name||Michael de Albuquerque|
|Born||24 June 1947|
|Origin||Wimbledon, London, England|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||Electric Light Orchestra
In 1971, in partnership with percussionist Frank Ricotti, Albuquerque released the album First Wind (as 'Ricotti and Albuquerque'). He was the bass player for Electric Light Orchestra from 1972 to 1974. He left for domestic reasons, during the recording sessions for the group's fourth album Eldorado, and was replaced by 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). Albuquerque also featured as a guitarist and vocalist alongside 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. His song "My Darling Girl" was recorded by Tim Hardin for his last album, Nine, in 1973.
Solo and collaborations
- 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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