Mike de Albuquerque

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Mike de Albuquerque
Birth name Michael de Albuquerque
Born (1947-06-24) 24 June 1947 (age 70)
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

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

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.[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]