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Remembering Paul Raymond of UFO

Paul Raymond, the keyboard and bass player for UFO along with Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown and the Michael Schenker Group, on Saturday (April 13, 2019) after suffering a heart attack.  He was 73.

Raymond was just starting UFO's farewell tour when he was stricken.  His wife wrote:

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. The doctors we’re trying to reanimate him and 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.

He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.

I will always love him and I hope he will rest in piece until I’ll see him again on the other side!!!

I love you so much Paul 💔😪 Sandra

Raymond started his career in 1964 as a jazz musician but soon moved on to Plastic Penny and Chicken Shack, where he replaced Christine McVie when she left for Fleetwood Mac.

In 1976, he replaced Danny Peyronel in UFO and was with them until 1980 along with stints from 1984 to 1986, 1993 to 1999 and 2003 to his death. In between, he joined Michael Schenker's MSG and Pete Way's Waysted along with work with Phil Mogg and Andy Parker.

Here are UFO's biggest hits with Raymond:

5. Night Run (1986 / #94 U.K.)

4. Only You Can Rock Me (1978 / #50 U.K.)

3. Shoot Shoot (1979 / #48 U.K.)

2. Young Blood (1980 / #36 U.K.)

1. Doctor Doctor (1979 / #35 U.K.)