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Michael d'Albuquerque
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Michael d'Albuquerque [far right] formerly bass player with The Electric Light Orchestra

"And the other player that played on all the tracks, is a legend to many people in the 70's rock scene, a guy called Ollie Halsall who is the most brilliant guitarist, the most fun guy, who very sadly died of a drug overdose four or five years ago. His playing stands the test of time and even got a mention in a magazine called Guitarist. And I was just falling off to sleep one night reading some letters at the back and it said, 'readers of the Guitarist, all this business about Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and all this business is such a load of old waffle, because we had a guitar player in England called Ollie Halsall, has anybody ever heard of him? If not put on a track of Michael De Alburquerque's called Say What You Want, and listen to that solo.' and that was the really nice little mention for Ollie who I felt never got the recognition of the wider audience, but he was certainly known among the musicians, and I was certainly happy with that album." - Michael d'Albuquerque interviwed by By Martin Kinch - 18th August 1998

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We May Be Cattle
[But We've All Got Names] 1973

Dribble Dribble
Oh Woman
Occasion
We May Be Cattle But We've All Got Names
Do Right
[My Darling Girl]
Sweet Mirth
Catharsis

Stalking the Sleeper 1976
Say What You Want

 

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