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10cc's Kevin Godley and Lol Creme with Martin Jones and John McConnell of the Applied Physics Unit at UMIST, who helped the duo develop their Gizmo guitar attachment in the 1970s. (Photo courtesy of Dr Martin Jones)
Artefact added : 14th December 2007
by Peter Wadsworth
sarahmcc Says –
Thanks for posting this. This is my Dad, John McConnell who died in 1997. We are very proud of him for the work he did on the Gizmo and 10cc's Old Wild Men was played at his funeral. It's so wonderful to know that his work is commemorated on this site. Brought a tear to my eye. Sarah
COMMENT ADDED 10th July 2010
Peter Wadsworth Says –
Thanks Sarah, you've every right to feel proud - the Gizmo is a great story, an unusual meeting of art and science and your dad played a big part in it :-)
COMMENT ADDED 10th July 2010
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