Wednesday, 22 May 2013

RIP: Trevor Bolder

Yet another player on my soundtrack of life has gone. Today we heard that Trevor Bolder has died.  Trevor Bolder? Who he?  OK, not a household name but he was a member of the greatest imaginary band ever to walk the stage - the Spiders from Mars. He also sported the best pair of sideboards ever seen in the rock world!

He played bass for David Bowie from 1971 to 1973, appearing on four legendary albums, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and Pin Ups. You can hear his bass lines at their best on Bowie's classic The Jean Genie (clip below). 
You might not know his name but if you are a rock fan, you'll know his bass lines. Enjoy the music and Trevor's sideboards!

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