Deadspin‘s cultural hub The Concourse has posted a lengthy profile of UFO, tracing the band’s bad luck (and bad decision) rise and fall. Laced with videos and quotes from touring contemporaries like Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and others, the article spells out the arrival of the Scorpions’ Michael Schenker following then UFO guitarist Bernie Marsden’s passport problem:
UFO’s opening act, the Scorpions lent them a teenaged, flaxen-haired six-stringer named Michael Schenker. The tow-headed Michael couldn’t speak a lick of English. He was only 18 years old. He could, however, play the fuck out of the guitar. And suddenly, Marsden was out, and everything changed for UFO.
Read tons more at The Concourse.