David Bowie Bassist Dies At 62
Trevor Bolder, bassist with David Bowie’s 1970s Spiders From Mars band, has passed away from cancer at the age of 62.
Joining Bowie’s group in 1971, Bolder contributed to studio albums ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’, ‘Aladdin Sane’ and ‘Pin Ups’ before leaving to join prog-rock band Uriah Heep.
Leaving the band earlier this year due to ill health, Bolder hoped to be well enough to play their slot at this year’s Download festival after undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Described by Uriah Heep bandmates as “an all-time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced”, Bolder also worked with the likes of Wishbone Ash and Cybernauts.
In a statement Bowie said: “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.”