My brother, Peter Solley, who has died aged 75, was a musician and producer. He played the organ, the piano and keyboards with a number of successful pop and rock groups of the 1960s and 70s before moving into record production.

In 1966 Peter enjoyed a year playing with the Thunderbirds, Chris Farlowe’s backing band, on tour with Albert Lee and Carl Palmer (later a founder member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer). He then spent 1968-69 touring as organist with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, before travelling across the US on keyboards in the band of the singer Terry Reid. In the early 70s he was a founding member of the British progressive rock band Paladin, and later he had a year playing the Hammond organ with Procol Harum until they disbanded in 1977.

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