Richard Tandy

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Richard Tandy

Best known as the keyboard player in the rock band, Electric Light Orchestra add

Category: Music

Born in 1948.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Main connections: Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, George Harrison

Linked to: EMI




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Richard Tandy was born in 1948 add something


Educated at Moseley School, where he first met future bandmate Bev Bevan, Tandy would later be reunited with Bevan in 1968 when he played the harpsichord on The Move's number one chart-topper "Blackberry Way" add something


Tandy was often seen on stage playing the stereotypical 1970s prog-rock stack of keyboards, with bass pedals under his feet add something


Later, in 1972, Tandy was the bass player in the first live line-up of "'ELO"', switching to keyboards when Jeff Lynne decided that their live sound needed improvement add something


Jeff Lynne - In 1990, Lynne collaborated on the Wilburys' follow up "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3" and shortly after that released his first solo album "Armchair Theatre", with old friends George Harrison and Richard Tandy featuring the singles "Every Little Thing" and "Lift Me Up"


A remastered version was released on CD on the Rock Legacy label in 2011 add something


In 2012 Tandy teamed up again with Jeff Lynne to record another ELO project, a live set of the bands biggest hits recorded at Jeff Lynnes Bungalow Palace home recording studio, which was broadcast on TV. add something


He was part of ELO's set on Radio 2's Festival In A Day in September 2014 add something


Tandy is featured on every ELO album except 2015's "Alone in the Universe", on which all of the instruments were played by Lynne add something


Tandy will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 7 April 2017 as a member of Electric Light Orchestra add something