Trevor Bolder

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About Trevor Bolder

Born in June 1950 in Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, Trevor Bolder's first real break in the music business was in 1971 when he played on David Bowie's Hunky Dory album. He also played with Bowie on his The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. He also played on Dana Gillespie's album Weren't Born a Man before joining the Mick Ronson Band in 1973. The band broke up in 1974, but not before releasing Slaughter on 10th Avenue. Bolder went on to form the Spiders from Mars in 1975. They released one self-titled album. Next up, Bolder was John Wetton's replacement in Uriah Heep. This move was in 1976 and he stayed with that band until 1981. They recorded four albums during his tenure. When Heep essentially broke up in 1980, Bolder played on Ken Hensley's solo album. By 1981 he hooked up with Wishbone Ash, ironically again as Wetton's replacement. He only stayed with Wishbone Ash for a short time, though, returning to Uriah Heep in 1983, this time as Bob Daisley's replacement. Trevor Bolder died of cancer in May 2013 in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; he was 62 years old. ~ Gary Hill

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England