Die Rockgrößen URIAH HEEP haben gerade ein Statement veröffentlicht, in dem der Tod ihres Keyboarders, Songwriters und langjährigen Bandkopfes KEN HENSLEY mitgeteilt wurde. Ihm ist zum Beispiel die unvergessliche Ballade ‘Lady In Black‘ zu verdanken. 1980 verließ er die Band wegen unterschiedlicher musikalischer Vorstellungen und kümmerte sich fortan um seine Solokarriere und war auch für weitere Bands wie BLACKFOOT, HEAD MACHINE oder WEED als Keyboarder und Gitarrist tätig.
Rest in peace, Ken.
“I received devastating news this morning from Ken’s manager Steve Weltman that Ken Hensley has passed away.
I had just finished watching his video of the unboxing of the 50th Anniversary Box Set last night, where he seemed absolutely fine and justifiably proud of his time in Uriah Heep, which has just added to the shock.
We may not have always been the best of friends, but there were some wonderful times we shared too, which are the ones I will always remember.
Ken wrote some amazing songs in his tenure with the band, and they will remain a musical legacy that will be in people’s hearts forever.
His communication through lyrics and melody have stood the test of time, and with the power and chemistry of the band bringing those songs to life, we achieved success we could only have dreamed of.
My sincere condolences go to his family and wife Monica and may he rest in peace.
Mick – URIAH HEEP“