Bob Raymond, former bassist for Sugarloaf, has passed away after a 7-month battle with lung cancer. He was 69 years old.
Raymond joined the band in 1968 when they were called Chocolate Hair. The band was signed to Liberty Records and changed to Sugarloaf just before their debut album, which scored the hit “Green-Eyed Lady”. The song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard chart in 1970 and put them on bills alongside The Who, Deep Purple, and more.
Raymond is credited on all four of the band’s releases: Sugarloaf, Spaceship Earth, I Got A Song, and Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You. While there was a fair amount of personnel changes, the bassist left the group for good in 1975. He was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with Sugarloaf in 2012.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Bob Raymond.