Paul Raymond (musician)

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Paul Raymond
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Paul Raymond
Background information
Birth name Paul Martin Raymond
Born (1945-11-16) 16 November 1945 (age 70)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Rock, hard rock, blues-rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, guitar
Years active 1965 – present
Labels Chrysalis, SPV
Associated acts Plastic Penny, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Danny Kirwan, UFO, The Michael Schenker Group, Waysted, Paul Raymond Project
Website Official website

Paul Martin Raymond (16 November 1945, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England) is an English keyboardist/guitarist.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Raymond began his musical career as a keyboardist/vocalist for the band, Plastic Penny, in 1967. He left after the band split up in 1968. He replaced Christine Perfect (later to become Christine McVie) in British blues band Chicken Shack when she left to join Fleetwood Mac. Raymond then joined Savoy Brown as their keyboardist/guitarist.[2] He subsequently recorded with the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.

He was recruited by UFO in 1976 to replace their first keyboardist, Danny Peyronel. He wrote songs for UFO but because of a previous publishing deal was not credited for these songs until recent years. When Michael Schenker left UFO, he joined Schenker's own band, MSG, in 1981 and later joined UFO bassist Pete Way's own band, Waysted, in 1983. Raymond worked with Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, along with Schenker and Way, in UFO from 1976– 1981, 1984–1986, 1993–1998 and 2003–present date.

Raymond is left handed and plays guitar with the strings inverted.


  1. ^ Luhrssen, Dave (13 March 1982). "Close encounter with fame weakens UFO". The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Journal). Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Outinot, Dan (3 February 1980). "Albums: ufo, bruce cockburn, thelma houston". Reading Eagle (Reading Eagle). p. 30. Retrieved 21 January 2010.