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What happened to Gary Thain?

What happened to Gary Thain?

Thain died of respiratory failure due to a heroin overdose, on 8 December 1975, aged 27, at his flat in Norwood Green in London.

When did Gary Thain leave Uriah Heep?

Gary received an electrical shock during the song “July Morning”, while on stage. Gary’s health never fully recovered and in January of 1975 he had to leave the band.

What happened to the lead singer of Uriah Heep?

John Lawton, the rock and blues vocalist known for his stint as the lead singer of British rock band Uriah Heep in the 1970s, has died. He was 74. According to a statement from the band posted to Facebook, Lawton died unexpectedly on June 29.

How many members of Uriah Heep have died?

Two former Uriah Heep members passed away in 2020: Lee Kerslake after a long cancer battle on September 19, and Ken Hensley after a short illness on November 4. They had both each recorded a solo album earlier that year, posthumously released in early 2021.

What killed Ken Hensley?

November 4, 2020
Ken Hensley/Date of death

Why was Byron fired?

With Uriah Heep 1969–1976 Byron also gained a reputation for hard drinking, which eventually led to him being sacked from Uriah Heep at the end of a Spanish tour in July 1976. “It was felt by the rest of the group that they could no longer reconcile David’s attitude with their own,” commented Bron.

Which member of URIAH HEEP died recently?

John Lawton
His death was announced last night by the band. “It is with deep regret that we share the devastating and tragic news of the sudden and totally unexpected passing of John Lawton on 29 June 2021,” the band wrote on its official Twitter page.

Does URIAH HEEP still tour?

Uriah Heep is currently touring across 7 countries and has 35 upcoming concerts.

What happened to Ken Hensley?

Former Uriah Heep keyboard player Ken Hensley has died at the age of 75. Hensley wrote several of the London rock band’s early tracks, including Easy Livin’, Stealin’, and Lady in Black – which he also sang on. He died “peacefully” on Wednesday evening, following a short illness, his management confirmed.

What nationality was Ken Hensley?

Ken Hensley/Nationality

Where is Byron buried?

David Byron

Original Name David Garrick
Birth 29 Jan 1947 Epping, Epping Forest District, Essex, England
Death 28 Feb 1985 (aged 38) Reading, Reading Borough, Berkshire, England
Burial Enfield Crematorium Enfield, London Borough of Enfield, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 17434843 · View Source

How old is David Byron?

38 years (1947–1985)
David Byron/Age at death

When did Gary Thain of Uriah Heep die?

Gary Thain Electrocuted – Bassist for Uriah Heep dies at 27 in 1975. Gary Thain (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) was a rock bassist, best known for his work with British band, Uriah Heep. During his last tour with Uriah Heep, Thain suffered an electric shock at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas on 15 September 1974, and was seriously injured.

Who was the bassist for Uriah Heep?

Gary Mervin Thain (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) was a New Zealand rock bassist, best known for his work with British band Uriah Heep .

When did Uriah Heep release the album Salisbury?

Salisbury is the second studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released in February 1971 by Vertigo Records. It was produced by Gerry Bron.

When did Gary Thain join Keef Hartley Band?

Thain joined the Keef Hartley Band, performing at Woodstock in 1969 and, in 1971, they toured with Uriah Heep; they asked him to join them (replacing Mark Clarke) in February 1972, and he stayed in the band until February 1975.