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Huw Lloyd-Langton Dies Aged 61
Laurie Tuffrey , December 7th, 2012 08:08

Frequent Hawkwind member and prolific guitarist

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Huw Lloyd-Langton, Hawkwind guitarist and member of Widowmaker, The Meads Of Asphodel and the Lloyd-Langton Group, has died, aged 61.

A statement released by Hawkwind reads: “Our great friend and fellow musician Huw Lloyd-Langton has sadly lost his long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully last night (Thursday) at home, with his wife Marion by his side."

Lloyd-Langton played on the band's self-titled debut LP in 1970 after which he left, joining Widowmaker for two albums in 1976, before returning in 1979 to play on nine further albums. He departed in 1988, although he went on to make a number of guest appearances with the band and as solo support.

He also played as part of Leo Sayer and Steve Swindells's bands, and more recently as lead session guitarist for The Meads Of Asphodel, as well as fronting his own band, the Lloyd-Langton Group, with whom he released nine albums.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Alarming Prez
Dec 7, 2012 4:36pm

The starship Hawkwind has lost a great crew member. You'll be remembered Huw.

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Jay Davis
Dec 9, 2012 12:06pm

A real class act. One of those guys no one really had a bad thing to say about. And a stellar musician. Respect.

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lori chacko
Dec 18, 2012 11:55pm

a kind spirit a true talent a lovely man glad i got to be in your life like a bro and work with you too Respect peace and love always lori

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Rob Smith
Jun 5, 2014 12:33am

The sound of 80s Hawkwind,sadly missed,sleep well bro.first saw Huw at the pink toothbrush in Rayleigh back in the mid 80s,actually openened the door for me and me mate Paul to come in,great gig ,less than 20 people but so intermate and cool,one of the best thats for sure.Also saw countless times thru the 90s with Hawkwind at gigs and festivals.See u up there man

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