Ken Hensley

Ken Hensley

British musician
Keyboardist and guitarist best known as a founding member of British rock perennials Uriah Heep.Wikipedia
BornAugust 24, 1945
HometownPlumstead, United Kingdom
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Ken Hensley, creative linchpin of rock band Uriah Heep who wrote hits including Easy Livin’ – obituary

  • Ken Hensley, who has died aged 75, was the beating heart of Uriah Heep, one of the most popular heavy metal acts of the 1970s; organist, songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, he led the band as they enjoyed a string of hits and conquered America. Like most of their rock (as opposed to pop) contemporaries, their success was primarily album-based, but they are perhaps most widely known for the single Easy Livin’, which like much of the band’s material was written by Hensley. Heep guitarist Mick Box recalled of the song’s genesis: “We were driving down to London to fly to America and someone said, ‘This is easy living, isn’t it?’ as a joke, a piss-take. But it resonated with Ken. It wasn’t a song that we over-thought.” Written in 15 minutes, it became a hit in the US and across mainland Europe.

Albums

Faster
Faster
2011
Free Spirit
Free Spirit
1981
Eager to Please
Eager to Please
1975
Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf
Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf
1973
My Book of Answers
My Book of Answers
2021
Cold Sacrifice
Cold Sacrifice
2021
Stand (Chase the Beast Away)
Stand (Chase the Beast Away)
2021
Lost (My Guardian)
Lost (My Guardian)
2021
Bronze Years 1973-1981
Bronze Years 1973-1981
2019
Rare & Timeless
Rare & Timeless
2018
Mine
Mine
2018
Send Me an Angel
Send Me an Angel
2018
Trouble
Trouble
2013
Live!!
Live!!
2013
Ken Hensley Live & Fire
Ken Hensley Live & Fire
2013
Live Tales
Live Tales
2013
Love & Other Mysteries
Love & Other Mysteries
2012
Blood On The Highway
Blood On The Highway
2007
Inside the Mystery
Inside the Mystery
2006
Elements: The Anthology
Elements: The Anthology
2006
Cold Autumn Sunday
Cold Autumn Sunday
2006
Wizard's Diary, Vol. 1
Wizard's Diary, Vol. 1
2005
Last Dance
Last Dance
2004
The Last Dance
The Last Dance
2003
More Than Conquerors
More Than Conquerors
2003
Glimpse of Glory
Glimpse of Glory
2003
Running Blind
Running Blind
2002
Best of Ken Hensley
Best of Ken Hensley
1999
From Time to Time
From Time to Time
1994

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