THE WILFRED (WILF) GIBSON HISTORY:
Born Feb. 28, 1945, Dilston Northhumberland, England, sadly passed away in oct. 2014.
He was The Electric Light Orchestra's English violinist from 1972 to Sep. 1973.
He replaced the original The Electric Light Orchestra 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 hit singles "Roll Over Beethoven", "Showdown" and "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" playing alongside cellists Colin Walker and Mike Edwards.
He was replaced in 1973 by Mik Kaminski allegedly due to a payment dispute. His work as a session musician has seen Gibson playing on numerous hits throughout the years, sometimes uncredited.
In 1989 he was the violinist in the BBC Radio 3 musical drama Notes from Janàcek's Diary.
He also 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 for the film, The Last September.
Wilf played the viola on the fifth and final studio album with Talk Talk, Laughing Stock from 1991.