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Ken Hensley

Biography

Best-known for his tenure with long-running rock act Uriah Heep, singer/multi-instrumentalist Ken Hensley was created in Hertforshire, England, about August 24, 1945. Through the middle-’60s, he created the psychedelic blues combo the Gods with Greg Lake (consequently of Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and potential Rolling Rock Mick Taylor, although just Hensley continued to be from the initial lineup from the 1968 launch of the debut recording Genesis. Upon issuing To Samuel a Child the following 12 months, the music group added Cliff Bennett and rechristened themselves Feet Fat. A set of John Peel-produced LPs adopted before Toe Excess fat break up and in 1970, Hensley authorized to play acoustic guitar and keyboards in Spice, quickly renamed Uriah Heep honoring the Charles Dickens personality. Despite near-unanimous crucial animosity, Uriah Heep gained a loyal pursuing in hard rock and roll circles and in 1973, Hensley documented his single debut, Proud Terms on the Dusty Shelf, using bandmates Lee Kerslake and Gary Thain. Wanting to Make sure you adopted two years later on and after completing Uriah Heep’s 1980 recording Conquest, Hensley remaining the group to support a full-time single career, issuing Totally free Soul in 1981. The entire year following he became a member of the Florida hard rock and roll outfit Blackfoot, staying using the group until they disbanded in 1984. Hensley after that resolved into semi-retirement, collecting his unreleased materials around the 1994 collection Every once in awhile.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ken Hensley
Profession Music Producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Organist, Keyboard Player
Nationality English
Music Groups Uriah Heep, The Gods, Blackfoot, Toe Fat, Head Machine
Music Songs Lady in Black, July Morning, When Evening Comes, The Wizard, Cold Autumn Sunday, The Last Dance, Blood on the Highway, King Without a Throne, I Don't Wanna Wait, Proud Words, I Cry Alone, Send Me an Angel, Eager to Please, Wise Man, Out of My Control, You've Got It, Easy livin', I Did It All, From Time to Time
Albums Uriah Heep Live, Innocent Victim, Fallen Angel, Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf, A Glimpse of Glory, Running Blind, The Wizard's Diary Vol. 1, Eager to Please, Look at Yourself, The Magician's Birthday, Vertical Smiles, Wonderworld, ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble, Firefly, Siogo, Strikes, Highway Song Live, Genesis, Demons And Wizards, Southern Native, Salisbury, Marauder, Toe Fat Two, From Time to Time, The Best of Uriah Heep, Return to Fantasy, Greatest Hits, Love & Other Mysteries, Live Tales, Blood on the Highway, The Last Dance, Free Spirit, Ken Hensley Anthology, The Best of Ken Hensley, Cold Autumn Sunday, Elements – Anthology 1968 To 2005, Inside the Mystery, Ken Hensley Live & Fire, Trouble, Faster
Movies Uriah Heep: The Magician's Birthday Party, Uriah Heep: The Anthology


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1 Former member of Blackfoot.
2 Former member of Uriah Heep.
3 Keyboard player.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life on Mars 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alle haben geschwiegen 1996 TV Movie writer: "Lady in Black"
L'eau froide 1994 writer: "Easy Livin'"
Sirppi ja kitara 1988 Documentary writer: "Easy Livin'"
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 writer: "Easy Livin'" Uncredited
Herra Huu - jestapa jepulis - penikat sipuliks 1973 music: "Nainen tummissa"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VIP zprávy 2010 TV Series Himself
Kult am Sonntag 2007 TV Series Himself
Roger Dean: Views 2001 Video documentary Himself
Szene 1975 TV Series documentary Himself - Musician
Iltatähti 1974 TV Series Himself

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