ELO Keyboardist Richard Tandy Dies At 76

Richard Tandy, keyboardist for Electric Light Orchestra has died, he was 76.

Band leader, Jeff Lynne released this statement: “It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of my longtime collaborator and dear friend Richard Tandy.” Lynne went on to say: “He was a remarkable musician and friend and I’ll cherish the lifetime of memories we had together. Sending all my love to Sheila and the Tandy family.”

ELO formed in 1970, and shortly after, Tandy joined as the bass player, only later switching to keyboards. Loudwire.com noted that he played on every ELO album from 1973’s ELO 2 through 1986’s Balance of Power. He also played some on 2001’s Zoom and 2019’s From Out of Nowhere.

Richard Tandy was a member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The cause of death was not revealed.

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