UFO founding member Peter Way died with his wife Jenny by his side at 11.35am on Friday. Way died on August 14, 2020 at the age of 69, following life-threatening injuries he had sustained in an accident two months earlier.
It comes just ten weeks after fellow UFO bandmate and guitarist Paul Chapman died on his 66th birthday on June 9.
Peter Frederick Way (7 August 1951 – 14 August 2020) was an English bass player, best known as the bassist in UFO with whom he played from 1969 to 1982, briefly in 1988–1989 and once again from 1991 to 2008. Way was also known as a founding member of Waysted and Fastway. He also notably played with Michael Schenker Group and Ozzy Osbourne.
Tributes have poured in for the musician which have described him as an 'absolute showman'who was a 'huge influence on late 70s, 80s rock and metal' bassists.
R.I.P. Pete Way
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Strangers in the Night (originally subtitled A Double Live Album) is a live album by British heavy metal rock band UFO, first released in 1979 on the Chrysalis label.
The original double LP album was recorded in autumn 1978 at shows in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky. This was UFO's last concert recording with guitarist Michael Schenker before the band's reunion in 1993. Schenker left the band during this tour; this led to the band having to recruit former bandmate & ex-Lone Star guitarist Paul Chapman. It has been rumoured that Schenker refused to record any overdubs for the album, which would make this an accurate account of his live guitar work. When he has discussed the album, Schenker has spoken of disappointment with the chosen tracks, saying "there were better takes they could've used".
Strangers in the Night is often listed by critics and fans as one of the greatest live rock albums of all time.en listed by critics and fans as one of the greatest live rock albums of all time.
UFO - Strangers In The Night (The Original Live Album) R.I.P. Pete Way & Paul Raymond