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Wilfred Gibson
Wilfred Gibson is a violinist who played in the band Electric Light Orchestra and has performed as a session musician. He replaced original violinist Steve Woolam in 1972 and performed on their first live appearance, He later made contributions to the ELO II album and performed on the hit singles 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 Janącek'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 the music for the film The Last September.

the ice-cart
Perched on my city office-stool,
I watched with envy, while a cool
And lucky carter handle... [read poem]
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