Trevor Bolder – R.I.P.


Un’altra scomparsa eccellente funesta il mondo della musica. E’ morto a 62 anni lo straordinario bassista inglese Trevor Bolder, che lega principalmente la sua incredibile carriera agli Spiders From Mars di David Bowie e agli Uriah Heep. A metà degli anni ’60 con Mick Ronson fa parte dei Rats, i due lasceranno nel 1971 per raggiungere proprio sua maestà Ziggy Stardust e comparire negli epocali ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’, ‘Aladdin Sane’ e ‘Pin Ups’. Nel 1976 Bolder entra nei mai troppo incensati Uriah Heep al posto di John Wetton (che andrà negli UK e successivamente lo ritroveremo asse portante degli Asia), una breve parentesi nei fenomenali Wishbone Ash, il ritorno negli UH e il progetto Cybernauts, cover band di David Bowie condivisa con membri di Def Leppard ed ex-compagni degli Spiders From Mars. Nel febbraio scorso Bolder annunciava tristemente: “I had pancreas cancer so I had to have that removed. Not the entire pancreas but still, it was bad news. They’ve cut out the bad bit. I’ve had a bit of chemo, got to have that, which I’m doing now, in case there’s anything hanging about“. Una morte che ha colpito fortemente l’ambiente, tantissime infatti le reazioni “illustri” a partire da quella di David Bowie.

“Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremendous guy, a great man. ” David Bowie

Sad to hear the death of Trevor Bolder amazing bass player in The Spiders from Mars. Melody and groove all in one like the best bass playersStephen Street

“He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core One of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced.”Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

“RIP another Spider from Mars, a kind and decent man, Trevor Bolder. Love and peace to his family.”Gary Kemp

RIP to Trevor Bolder of Uriah HeepGeezer Butler

RIP Trevor Bolder – bass player from Bowie’s Spiders From Mars (Ziggy Stardust is my #5 album of all-time) Man, too many rock deaths… : (Mike Portnoy

“Absolutely gutted to hear Spider Trevor Bolder has passed away. Proper down in the dumps. Big part of my youth.”Marc Riley (BBC)

Loved your bass playing Dude, and the trumpet!  You helped make some of the best music of the 20th century.Mike Scott (Waterboys)

Trevor Bolder RIP. So underratedPete Wylie

We should all put on some Trevor Bolder on maximum volume this morning. And grow our sideburns.What band the Spiders were. – Bernard Butler