Formerly the principal cellist of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Hugh McDowell is on 6 november at the age of 65 died, as has his former colleague Mel Gale yesterday ultimateclassicrock.com confirmed.
The Briton McDowell learned to play cello at 4.5 years of age.
In 1972, he ended up on the nineteen-year-old age at the ELO by Jeff Lynne, to play on the second album (“ELO2”). McDowell got together with founding member Roy Wood for Wizzard to form, but was in 1973, back to Colin Walker to replace.
The cellist made according to the glory days of the ELO, with albums like “Eldorado”, “Face the Music”, “A New World record” and, above all, the double album “Out of The Blue” (1977). On “Discovery” (1979), he was not of the party, to 1980 again.
Later popped McDowell still on on the album “Phoenix” (2008) of the supergroup Asia.
The musician died after a long illness.