Posted by themusicsover on May 21, 2013
June 9, 1950 – May 21, 2013
Trevor Bolder was an influential rock bassist who is most often associated with Uriah Heep and David Bowie‘s early to mid ’70s back up band, the Spiders From Mars. Born in East Yorkshire, Bolder cut his teeth in British R&B bands of the ’60s. By the end of the decade, he was playing alongside Mick Ronson in a rock band of some local notoriety called the Rats. In 1971, he and Ronson were invited to join Bowie’s band. Besides backing Bowie on his now legendary tours and television appearances of the era, Bolder played on his landmark albums as Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, and Pin-Ups. When Bowie decided to retire the Spiders From Mars in 1976, Bolder went on to replace John Wetton in Uriah Heep. He can be heard on such albums as Firefly, Fallen Angel and Conquest. He stayed with the band until 1981, but reunited with them a couple of years later and continued on until the time of his death. The list of other acts with whom he played throughout his career includes Wishbone Ash, Ken Hensley, and Dana Gillespie. He also appeared on Ronson’s Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don’t Worry. Trevor Bolder was 62 when he passed away on May 21, 2013. He had been battling pancreatic cancer.
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