Graham Bond: Age 36 | Cause Of Death: SUBWAY /TRAIN / SUICIDE

Graham Bond Organization

AKA: Graham John Clifton Bon

(Born: Oct 28, 1937 in Romford, Essex, England, Died: May 8, 1974 in London)

Bond never recaptured the heights of his work with the Organization. In the late ’60s, he moved to the U.S., recording albums with musicians including Harvey Brooks, Harvey Mandel, and Hal Blaine. Moving back to Britain, he worked with Ginger Baker’s Airforce, the Jack Bruce Band, and Cream lyricist Pete Brown, as well as forming the band Holy Magick, who recorded a couple albums. Bond’s demise was more tragic than most: he developed serious drug and alcohol problems and an obsession with the occult, and it has even been posthumously speculated (in the British Bond biography Mighty Shadow) that he sexually abused his stepdaughter. He committed suicide by throwing himself into the path of a London Underground train in 1974.. — Richie Unterberger, All-Music Guide