Grief for John Lawton: Former Uriah-Heep singer is dead

Grief for John Lawton: Former Uriah-Heep singer is dead

Grief for John Lawton: Former Uriah-Heep singer is dead

Trauer um John Lawton. Der ehemalige Frontsänger der britischen Hardrock-Band Uriah Heep sei überraschend verstorben, teilte die Band auf ihrer Internetseite mit. Er wurde 74 Jahre alt.

The former front singer of the British hard rock band Uriah Heep ("Lady in Black") is dead.John Lawton is completely unexpectedly on 29.June died, it said in a message on the band's website.He did not suffer from a disease."He died peacefully alongside his wife," it said.He is buried with his family and close friends.According to several media reports, Lawton was 74 years old.

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Although Lawton only joined the band after their big breakthrough and only belonged to relatively short ones, he was involved in the production of four albums.Including "Firefly", "Innocent Victim" and "Fallen Angel".From this time, the song "Free Me" was particularly successful from this time.

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"Rock music has lost one of its greatest rock votes ever and his legacy will live on for and on," said Uriah-Heep guitarist Mick Box the former band colleague.

Lawton had tight connections to Germany.Before and after his time at Uriah Heep, he belonged to the rock band Lucifer's Friend for several years.For a long time he was also part of the Les Humphries Singers founded in Germany.

In November only Uriah-Heep co-founder Ken Hensley died at the age of 75.The rock legend, born in London, had played with Uriah Heep between 1970 and 1980.

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