70s Rock Pioneer David Bedford Dead at 74

(Gibson) Top British composer, musician, orchestrator and '70s rock pioneer David Bedford, has died. He was 74.

His avant-garde meets rock music career coincided with the prog-rock boom of the early '70s and Bedford worked with a host of top artists including Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, Roy Harper, Edgar Broughton Band , Camel and Robert Wyatt.

Classic Rock magazine reports that aside from the progressive rock genre he later worked with a diverse set of pop and rock acts including A-ha, Camel, Elvis Costello, Madness and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. more on this story

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