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Boz Burrell (born Raymond Burrell) 1 August 1946 in Lincoln, England–21 September 2006 in Spain was a bass guitarist known for his involvement in bands such as King Crimson and Bad Company.

While singer/leader of The Boz People in the mid-1960s, Boz was selected to replace Roger Daltrey in The Who when the remaining members of that band were on the verge of firing Daltrey, which ultimately did not happen.

In the late 1960s, he released some solo singles as singer (simply as "Boz")

In 1971, he was brought into King Crimson as a vocalist and, as the band needed a bassist, was rapidly taught bass by guitarist Robert Fripp. He was part of the band that recorded Islands and a post-breakup compilation live album Earthbound. In recent years, King Crimson's record company has issued collectors' live recordings from this era of the band.

Burrell joined Bad Company in 1973 to play bass, where he found international fame and fortune touring with them into the 1990s. During his stint in Bad Company, he wrote two songs, Rhythm Machine and Gone Gone Gone, from the Desolation Angels LP. Gone Gone Gone was released as a single and is considered one of the band's best compositions.

In recent years, he had been working with Tam White.

He died from a heart attack in Spain on September 21, 2006, aged 60.

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