3 years ago today in England, The Electric Light Orchestra's 62 year old cellist, Mike Edwards, was killed when a 1,300 pounds cylindrical bale of hay rolled down a hill and crushed the van he was driving. Edwards had left the band after 1975 and had changed his name to Swami Deva Pramada and had been living in communes. During the time he was struck by the bale of hay, he was working for a water delivery company.

A strange story in rock. Check out his work in this classic performance.