Wilfred Gibson

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Wilfred Gibson
Born (1942-02-28)28 February 1942
Dilston, Northumberland, England
Died 21 October 2014(2014-10-21) (aged 69)
Genres Rock, classical
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Violin
Labels Harvest, Zah Zah
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra, London Session Orchestra, Berkeley Square Society Band

Wilfred Gibson (28 February 1942[1] — 21 October 2014) was an English violinist, session musician, and early member of the Electric Light Orchestra.

He was born in Dilston, Northumberland. He replaced original ELO violinist Steve Woolam in 1972 and performed in their first live concert. He later made contributions to the ELO II album and performed on the songs "Roll Over Beethoven", "Showdown" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" playing with cellists Colin Walker and Mike Edwards. He was replaced in 1973 by Mik Kaminski.

In 1989 he was the violinist in the BBC Radio 3 musical drama Notes from Janàcek's Diary. He contributed to the Hothouse Flowers album Home (1990), and to The Beloved's Happiness (1995) as well as appearing on the Oasis hit "Whatever".

He was one of the ten members of Alan Gout's Berkeley Square Society Band, which plays 1920s and 1930s music, and released an album Gershwin in London Town on the Zah Zah record label in 1998. In 1999 he played on the musical soundtrack of the film, The Last September.

Gibson died in 2014 after a short illness.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Wilf Gibson Interview by Martin Kinch". Cherryblossomclinic.x10.mx. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  3. ^ "A Jeff Lynne And Related Blog: Wilf Gibson". Unofficialjefflynne.blogspot.com.au. 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  4. ^ "Sifu Wilfred Gibson - Tai Chi". Taichi.grok.co.uk. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2016-01-14.

External links

  • 'Home', Hothouse Flowers official website Retrieved May 20, 2005
  • Gout, Alan. 'The Berkeley Square Society Band', Zah Zah Retrieved May 20, 2005
  • Steer, Mike. 'Notes from Janàcek's Diary', Maxwell Steer Retrieved May 20, 2005

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