Paul Raymond has died at the age of 73. He was the guitarist and keyboard player of English rock band UFO. Raymond died of a heart attack. He played his last ever UK show with the band a week ago. This is as UFO wrapped on their 50th anniversary tour dates with a show at London’s Forum.
His wife Says,
Moreover, the musician’s death was confirmed by his partner, Sandra. She said: “With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me.
I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today.” Full of tears, she further said, “The doctors we’re trying to reanimate him. With success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him. He died of a heart attack.
“Furthermore, she added in the statement posted on Facebook: “He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland.
He was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.” She expressed her love by saying, “I will always love him and I hope he will rest in peace until I’ll see him again on the other side!!!”
However, Raymond began his musical career in January 1964 as a jazz musician. He later joined Plastic Penny as their keyboardist/vocalist.
There, he replaced Christine McVie. This was in British blues band Chicken Shack when she left for a solo career. But later she joined Fleetwood Mac.
Certainly, Raymond then joined Savoy Brown as their keyboardist/guitarist. He subsequently recorded with the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.
However, He was recruited by UFO in 1976 to replace their first keyboardist, Danny Peyronel. Also, 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.
He later joined UFO bassist Pete Way’s own band, Waysted, in 1983.