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Trevor Bolder


Created in June 1950 in Kingston Upon Hull, East Using, Yorkshire, Britain, Trevor Bolder’s first proper break in the music business is at 1971 when he played on David Bowie’s Hunky Dory recording. He also used Bowie on his The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust as well as the Spiders from Mars. He also performed on Dana Gillespie’s recording Weren’t Born a guy before becoming a member of the Mick Ronson Music group in 1973. The music group split up in 1974, however, not before liberating Slaughter on 10th Avenue. Bolder continued to create the Spiders from Mars in 1975. They released one self-titled recording. Next up, Bolder was John Wetton’s alternative in Uriah Heep. This move is at 1976 and he remained with that music group until 1981. They documented four albums during his tenure. When Heep essentially split up in 1980, Bolder performed on Ken Hensley’s single recording. By 1981 he installed with Wishbone Ash, ironically once again as Wetton’s alternative. He only remained with Wishbone Ash for a short while, though, time for Uriah Heep in 1983, this time around as Bob Daisley’s alternative. Trevor Bolder passed away of cancer in-may 2013 in Cottingham, East Using of Yorkshire, Britain; he was 62 yrs . old.

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Full Name Trevor Bolder
Died May 21, 2013, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter
Music Groups Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars, Wishbone Ash, Arnold Corns, Cybernauts
Music Songs Free Me, Sympathy, Come Back to Me, Love or Nothing, Love in Silence, Wise Man, Weep in Silence, Free 'n' Easy, That's the Way That It Is, Blood Red Roses, Too Scared to Run, Been Away Too Long, Between Two Worlds, On the Rebound, The Hanging Tree, Rockarama, Rollin' On, Think It Over, The Golden Palace, Corridors of Madness, Cheat 'n' Lie, Hot Night in a Cold Town, Misty Eyes, The Dance, Woman of the Night, I'm Alive, One Way or Another, Wake The Sleeper, Nail on the Head, Against the Odds, Footprints in the Snow, I Always Knew
Albums Different World, Twin Barrels Burning, Firefly, Innocent Victim, Fallen Angel, Sonic Origami, Live in Europe 1979, Sea of Light, Wake the Sleeper, Into the Wild, Equator, Head First, Celebration, High and Mighty, Raging Silence, Conquest, Live in Armenia, Live at Shepperton '74, Live in Moscow, The Best of Uriah Heep, The Very Best of Uriah Heep, The Ultimate Collection, Chapter & Verse: The Uriah Heep Story, The Magician's Birthday Party, Magic Night, Official Bootleg, Vol. 4 - Live in Brisbane, Australia 2011
Movies Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Uriah Heep: Magic Night, David Bowie: Inside Bowie and the Spiders: 1969-1972, David Bowie: Inside Bowie and the Spiders: 1972-1974, David Bowie: Rock Review

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1 He played bass with David Bowie's Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash.
2 Best known for his long work with Uriah Heep and his tenure with The Spiders From Mars, the one-time backing band for David Bowie even though he worked with other musicians in the 70's.



David Bowie: Five Years 2013 Documentary Himself
David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Bass Player, The Spiders from Mars
Uriah Heep: Live from London 1985 Video Himself (Bass / Vocals)
Wishbone Ash in Concert: Remastered 1983 Video Himself
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1973 Documentary Himself - Bass

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The Man Who Shot the 60s 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best of Bowie 2002 Video documentary Himself
Bowie: The Video Collection 1993 Video

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