Stan Land, 1950 — 2017

Stan Land, guitarist in the original Fusion Orchestra, has died age 67.

Col Dawson is very sad to report the sudden death of Stan Land, aged 67, on 8 May. “He was a lifelong friend – we met on our first day at school in 1955 – and had enjoyed each other’s company since. We played together in Fusion Orchestra, sharing many adventures along the way, including several years touring with the band and recording at Abbey Road.

Happily, we’d met for a reunion with Mick Sluman (bass guitarist) and Dave Bell (drummer) only three weeks ago and, as was always the case, had many laughs, until our sides ached!

Stan was one of the nicest, kindest and funniest people I’d ever met and I’ll miss him more than I can say. Sleep well, Stan…”  ]