Emil Richards

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Emil Richards, born Emilio Radocchia, 1932 in Hartford, CT started playing the xylophone at age six, and joined the Hartford Symphony Orchestra while in tenth grade, working under Arthur Fiedler and Fritz Mahler.

Worked with Charlie Mingus in New York in the 1950's. Moved to Los Angeles in 1959 where he worked with Lenny Bruce and Lord Buckley amongst many others.

As a member of both Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestras provided mallets, percussion, tympani, latin percussion for Lumpy Gravy, Studio Tan, Orchestral Favorites, Tinseltown Rebellion, Läther, and Quaudiophiliac.

Emil Richards is also mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]


  1. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors