Tag archive for Uriah Heep

  • Uriah Heep: Ken Hensley Staying With It (1974)

    Two years ago, Ken Hensley, Uriah Heep’s organist and informal leader, told a Melody Maker reporter that he would probably never play in any band other than the Heep. More importantly, he said that even that association would not last for more than two and a half years.
    Of course, that interview took place before Uriah …

  • Very ‘Umble, Very ‘Eavy (Melody Maker, 1971)

    This article was published in Melody Maker on November 27, 1971. The author is unknown.
    Very ‘Umble, Very ‘Eavy
    Some bands please the rock establishment — some bands please the customers.
    Uriah Heep are one of the latter. With a disinclination to bestow approval on what is considered unworthy, the Establishment can be quite unkind to the struggling …

  • “Beyond Our Ken” (Melody Maker, 1973)

    This article was published in Melody Maker (March 3, 1973). Author — Geoff Brown.
    ABOUT ten days ago I spent a Sportsnight with Hensley.
    The Hensley in question was Ken, organist with Uriah Heep, who during the afternoon had played a round of golf with Cliff Bennett (his old boss in Toe Fat) and during the evening …

  • “So tell me, Ken, why is it Uriah Heep drive rock critics to suicide?”

    This article was published in the NME magazine on June 8, 1974. Author — Chris Salewicz.
    So tell me, Ken, why is it Uriah Heep drive rock critics to suicide?
    Chris Salewicz fearfully puts the question, remembering adverse album reviews and also the murderous bottle-throwing devotion of Heep’s fanatical supporters.
    “IT GETS ON my tit when people start …

  • Ken Hensley. An excerpt from Bronze Artistes Management press release

    An excerpt from Bron Artistes Management press release (1972).
    Ken Hensley
    “My first active interest in music developed when I was eleven. I heard Lonnie Donegan and I wanted a guitar. My mother got me one as a reward for going to the dentist and I learnt from books and records. The first live show was a …