The rock singer Ken Hensley died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who gained international fame as a member of Uriah Heep.
He learned to play his first instrument, a guitar, at age 12 using a Bert Weedon manual.
He co-wrote Look at Yourself, Lady in Black, Stealin’, Free Me, and Easy Livin’, all hit singles.
He grew up with three sisters and one brother in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
He performed and recorded with guitarist Mick Box in the 1970s as members of Uriah Heep.
It was both exciting and frustrating to work with an orchestral group.Ken Hensley
I didn’t know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord, and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning. I think it’s a little more melodic that way and doesn’t sound so bluesy. Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder, I’d be a happy man!Ken Hensley
The past has infinite value if one learns from it.Ken Hensley
I have never learned to read or write music so I am not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned. I am completely unable to play like them because I never learned classical music, I just developed my own crazy style!Ken Hensley
THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time. It was very cool playing with so many great musicians as it helped me to learn.Ken Hensley