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Bill MacCormick

Birth date: Apr, 1951
Birth country: United Kingdom
Birth place: London
Instruments: Bass Guitar, Vocals, Backing vocals


Random Hold (1978 - 1980)
801 (1976 - 1977)
Matching Mole (1971 - 1972; 1973)
Quiet Sun (1970 - 1972; 1975)

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     Bill MacCormick is an  English  bassist  and  vocalist. He was a member of the bands Quiet Sun with Phil Manzanera, brother Ian MacCormick (also known as Ian MacDonald) and others;  Matching Mole with Robert Wyatt and others; 801 with ManzaneraBrian Eno and others; and Random Hold. He also was a session musician with Manzanera, Wyatt, Eno and  Gary Windo.

    MacCormick ended his musical career in the early 1980s when, after serious clashes and financial problems, Random Hold split up. He then worked for the Liberal Democrats and for the developers of the Polly, a then rival in the Liberal Democrats to EARS Electoral software, going on to do market research. He later became a Liberal Democrat councillor for the Anerley ward of the London Borough of Bromley. Lately, he played a bass solo on Manzanera's 2004 album 6PM in the track "Wish You Well", a tribute to MacCormick's late brother Ian. He is also the producer of the 2005 Manzanera album 50 Minutes Later.

     In May 2006, a book by MacCormick was published under the pen name Alan MacDonaldPro Patria Mori: The 56th (1st London) Division at Gommecourt, 1st July 1916.

     MacCormick is the webmaster of the official Genesis website, where is he known simply as "GW". He also does webmaster work for Manzanera.


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