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|Birth name||Wilfred Gibson|
|Born||28 February 1942|
|Origin||Dilston, Northumberland, England|
|Died||21 October 2014 (aged 72) |
|Labels||Harvest Records, Zah Zah Records|
|Associated acts||Electric Light Orchestra
London Session Orchestra
Berkeley Square Society Band
Gibson was born in Dilston, Northumberland. He replaced original ELO violinist Steve Woolam in 1972 and performed in their first live concert. He later made contributions to the ELO II album and performed on the hit singles "Roll Over Beethoven", "Showdown" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" playing alongside cellists Colin Walker and Mike Edwards. He was replaced in 1973 by Mik Kaminski allegedly due to a payment dispute. His work as a sometimes uncredited session musician has seen Gibson playing on numerous hits throughout the years, including - as strings arranger - "Right Back Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightingale in 1976.
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