Monday, January 26, 2009

Easy Livin'

One of those early '70's bands that seemed to get ALL kinds of respect on the FM Rock Dial was Britain's Uriah Heep ... but you rarely hear anything by the band on today's tightly formatted play lists.

While Stealin' may be considered their best-known track (jeez, what early '70's rock band didn't do THIS one?!?!?), their ONLY trip to The National Top 40 came a year earlier when Easy Livin' hit #32 in Cash Box Magazine and #39 in Billboard in 1972.

Through the years, the band went through close to thirty personnel changes ... but the most revered line-up seems to be David Byron (vocals), Mick Box (guitar), Ken Hensley (keyboards), Gary Thain (bass) and Lee Kerslake (drums). Uriah Heep made their greatest impact on the Album Charts with million selling LPs like Demons And Wizards, The Magician's Birthday, Sweet Freedom and their Live LP ... but the band (led by Mick Box) continues to perform today.
Click here: The Official Website of Uriah Heep

DIDJAKNOW?-1: The band took their name from the Charles Dickens novel "David Copperfield".

DIDJAKNOW?-2: Amongst all the personnel changes, one of the drummers passing through was Nigel Olsson, best known for his work with Elton John's band ... and his OWN Forgotten Hit, Dancing Shoes.