Michael d'Albuquerque

Born 24 June 1947.

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Mike de Albuquerque (born 24 June 1947, Wimbledon, London) is an English musician.

In 1971 in partnership with Frank Ricotti (percussion) he released the album First Wind (as `Ricotti and Albuquerque'). From 1972 to 1974, Albuquerque was the bass player for Electric Light Orchestra. He left for domestic reasons amid the recording sessions for the group's fourth album, Eldorado, to be replaced with bassist Kelly Groucutt. He released two solo progressive rock albums, We May Be Cattle But We've All Got Names (1973) and Stalking The Sleeper (1976). He also played as a guitarist and vocalist with Mik Kaminski in Violinski. His contributions on record for ELO were ELO 2, On the Third Day, The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach and some of Eldorado.

In 1982 he founded the band Sundance along with Mike Hurst and Mary Hopkin. They released one album.

with Sundance

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