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Bowie-basist död

Bowie-basist död

Trevor Bolder (längst till höger i bild) har förlorat kampen mot cancern.

Den brittisken rockbasisten föddes 9 juni 1950 i Kingston Upon Hull. Han blev bland annat känd som medlem i gruppen Uriah Heep (bilden), till vilken han rekryterades 1976. Men innan dess spelade han tillsammans med David Bowie och var en viktig kugge i albumklassikerna Hunky Dory och The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Trevor Bolder har man även kunnat se i Wisbone Ash.

Genom åren har Trevor Bolder provat på genrer som hårdrock, progressiv rock, glamrock, heavy metal och R&B. Och det var med den sistnämnda genren som han tog sina första steg in i musikbranschen, i mitten av 60-talet, då han kom att bli en del av The Rats, där även Mick Ronson figurerade som gitarrist.

Trevor bolder blev 64 år gammal. Uriah Heep har lagt upp följande meddelande på sin hemsida:

"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.

Mick Box said, 'Trevor was a World Class bass player, singer & 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'."


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