On Dec. 8, 1975, Gary Thain, the former bassist for Uriah Heep, died at the age of 27. The official cause of death was respiratory failure as a result of an overdose of heroin. He had been fired earlier in the year due to his increasing drug problem and replaced by John Wetton, who had previously been the bassist for King Crimson.
British rock bassist Trevor Bolder has passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. Best known for his long stint with Uriah Heep, the rocker also played with David Bowie during his '70s prime.
Back in January, Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder disclosed that he’d be taking a break from the band to undergo surgery. At the time his illness had not been publicly confirmed but online rumors pointed towards a heart attack. In a recent interview Bolder sets the record straight, confirming that the operation was actually for cancer, not for a heart attack.
The rock and roll gospel teaches us that the holy trinity of British heavy rock is comprised of Black Sabbath (heavy metal), Led Zeppelin (hard rock) and Deep Purple (some of both, plus a few wildcards), but where does that
Trevor Bolder, longtime bassist for Uriah Heep, is taking some time off from the band so that he can undergo an undisclosed operation. The band reported the news on its website (via Bravewords) yesterday (Jan. 13).
Music manager and producer Gerry Bron has passed away at the age of 79. Bron was best known for his work with Uriah Heep, Motorhead, the Damned, and Colosseum, though he also dabbled with pop acts like Gene Pitney and Manfred Mann.
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