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Hugh McDowell of ELO

Hugh McDowell of Electric Light Orchestra Dies Aged 65

by Paul Cashmere on November 8, 2018

in News

Hugh McDowell, the cellist and early member of Electric Light Orchestra, has died after a long illness at the age of 65.

Hugh joined ELO for their second album ‘ELO 2’ and left after the recording of 1979’s Discovery’. He also returned in 1991 for the Electric Light Orchestra Part 11 line-up with Bev Bevan but without Jeff Lynne.

Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan, three former members of The Move, formed the band two years earlier. Wood left in 1972 to form Wizzard.

In 1980, McDowell played on the album by former ELO cellist Melvyn Gale’s new band Wilson Gale & Co. He then joined the band Radio Stars and contributed to their single ‘My Mother Said’. In the 21st century he had been low-key but turned up on Saint Etienne’s 2005 album ‘Tales from Turnpike House’ and Asia’s 2008 album ‘Phoenix’.

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