R.I.P. Bob Raymond

Sugarloaf bassist Bob Raymond (far right) passed away last week. A photo from Sugarloaf's 2012 induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. -- Courtesy of Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Sugarloaf bassist Bob Raymond (far right) passed away last week. A photo from Sugarloaf’s 2012 induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. — Courtesy of Colorado Music Hall of Fame

From Westword (Jon Solomon):

During bassist Bob Raymond’s stint with Sugarloaf, he played on each of the Denver-based band’s four albums, including the 1970 self-titled debut that included the hit single “Green-Eyed Lady.” Raymond, who was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with Sugarloaf in 2012, died on February 11, at the age of 69, after a seven-month battle with lung cancer.

Early on, Sugarloaf, which had previously been known as Chocolate Hair, included three other musicians named Bob – guitarist Bob Webber, drummer Bob MacVittie and singer/guitarist Bob Yeazel — as well as keyboardist Jerry Corbetta. It was a seven-song demo that got the band signed to Liberty Records, which wanted to use the demo as the band’s debut.

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