Original UFO Bassist Pete Way passes away at 69
On Pete’s official Facebook page it was posted: “He sustained life threatening injuries in an accident two months ago but fought hard until finally succumbing to those injuries at 11:35am BST today. His wife, Jenny, was at his side.”
Way passes away just seven days after celebrating his 69th birthday. (Way was born on August 7, 1951)
Way was a founding member of UFO, Waysted, Fastway, and most recently The Pete Way Band. Way also performed briefly with Ozzy Osbourne during the “Diary of a Madman” tour.
Way was best known for his work with UFO and he performed with them for 31 years; his onstage energy and charisma which gave him a reputation as one of hard rock’s best bass players.
Pete’s post UFO band was a collaboration with “Fast” Eddie Clarke from Motörhead. The two put together Fastway with Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Way eventually left Fastway to form Waysted.
Pete did production work for Twisted Sister and The Cockney Rejects.
Way released a biography titled, “A Fast Ride Out of Here” in 2017
Pete had recently finished a new solo album “Walking On The Edge” with producer Mike Clink.
Pete is survived by two daughters, Zowie and Charlotte and his younger brother, Neil
RIP Pete Way