Our thoughts are with the friends and families of Gus Dudgeon and his wife Sheila who died in a car accident during the weekend. Dudgeon, 59, was killed when his car veered off the M4 motorway between Reading and Maidenhead (England) on Sunday. The Jaguar XK8 careered down an embankment and ended up on its roof. Dudgeon and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene.
Though best known for his work with Elton John, Dudgeon was also the producer of David Bowie's first hit single, 'Space Oddity', and he never minded owning up to the fact that he was also the man behind the gnome voices on 'The Laughing Gnome' when he engineered David's first album, 'David Bowie', released on the Deram label.