Category for Interviews

  • Ken Hensley in Bratislava (December 13, 2012)

    In the end of 2012 Ken Hensley toured in Russia, performing solo concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities. On December 13 he played the same setlist in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the show was recorded by Slovak Radio for broadcasting. Eugen Prochác, a renowned Slovak cellist, played with Ken on three songs. The show …

  • 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 …