Uriah Heep and Spiders From Mars bassist Trevor Bolder has died aged 62 following a battle with cancer.
Bolder joined David Bowie’s backing band in 1971, appearing on classic albums including Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane. He went on to join Uriah Heep five years later and only stopped playing with the band a few months ago, due to his poor health.
Tributes were paid to him tonight as a “world-class” rock musician.
A statement from Uriah Heep said: “It is with great sadness that Uriah Heep announce the passing of our friend the amazing Trevor Bolder, who has passed away after his long fight with cancer.
“Trevor was an all-time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced.
“His long time membership of Uriah Heep brought the band’s music, and Trevor’s virtuosity and enthusiasm, to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world.
“He joined the band in 1976 and, barring one short break, was a fixture until his ill health forced him to take a step back early this year.
“Prior to joining Heep he was a founder and ever-present member of David Bowie’s legendary Spiders From Mars band, performing on all of their key albums and at countless shows.
“He also performed with Wishbone Ash, Cybernauts and The Rats.”
Lead guitarist Mick Box said: “Trevor was a world-class bass player, singer and songwriter, and more importantly a world-class friend. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core.”
Morre Trevor Bolder, que tocou com David Bowie e Uriah Heep, diz banda
Baixista morreu de câncer aos 62 anos, informa site do grupo inglês.
Ele tocou com David Bowie nos Spiders From Mars durante anos 70.
O baixista da banda inglesa Uriah Heep, Trevor Bolder, morreu “após longa batalha contra o câncer”, informou o site do grupo nesta terça-feira (21). O músico, que tinha 62 anos, também fez parte, nos anos 70, da banda The Spiders From Mars, que acompanhou David Bowie.
“É com grande tristeza que o Uriah Heep anuncia que faleceu nosso amigo, o incrível Trevor Bolder, que morreu após longa batalha contra o câncer. Travis foi um dos maiores de todos, um dos melhores músicos de sua geração, e um dos melhores baixistas que a Grã Bretanha já produziu”, diz a banda em comunicado no site.
Além de integrar a banda de hard rock Uriah Heep durante mais de três décadas e de ter participado do influente grupo de glam rock com David Bowie, ele gravou em 1982 um disco com o Wishbone Ash. O grupo também informa em seu site a morte de Trevor Bolder.
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