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David Bowie's former bassist Trevor Bolder dead at 62

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- British musician Trevor Bolder, who played bass in David Bowie's 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, has died of cancer, his representatives said.
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Uriah Heep to release new studio CD

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Noise/Sanctuary Records said Wednesday the iconic British rock band Uriah Heep is to release its first new studio album in nearly 10 years this summer.

Uriah Heep backs out of Russia Day gig

MOSCOW, June 11 (UPI) -- A planned concert by Uriah Heep in Moscow reportedly has been canceled due to a dispute between the British rock band and tour promoters.

Former Uriah Heep singer guilty of fraud

NAPSBURY, England, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A former lead singer for British prog-rockers Uriah Heep claimed "hard times" forced him to illegally seek council tax benefits.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies, who was born in 1946 (age 57); Pointer Sister Ruth Pointer also in 1946 (age 57); Bay City Rollers drummer Derek Longmuir in 1952 (age 51); the B-52s Ricky Wilson in 1953; and Terry Hall of
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ron Towson of the Fifth Dimension, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Uriah Heep singer David Byron in 1947 (age 56); Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, whose real last name is Erdelyi, in 1952 (age 51); "Handsome" Dick Manitoba of the Di
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 25-31.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late country singer Roy Acuff, who was born in 1903; singer/pianist Bobby Short in 1926 (age 76); and Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman in 1942 (age 60).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 14-20.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Conway Twitty, who was born Harold Jenkins in 1933; Dave White of Danny and the Juniors in 1940 (age 62); Archie Bell, of Archie Bell and the Drells, in 1944 (age 58); Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, and Sly and the Family S
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

A weekly package of This Week in Music for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Today's birthdays include bassist David Freiberg of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship, and also guitarist Mason Williams, both born in 1938 (age 64); Joe Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1942 (age 60); John Cipollina of Quicksilver

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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Uriah Heep is a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novel David Copperfield.

The character is notable for his cloying humility, obsequiousness, and general insincerity. His references to David as “Master Copperfield” are repeated so often that they quickly seem insincere. He is the central antagonist of the later part of the book. David first meets him when he is living with Mr. Wickfield and his daughter Agnes. Uriah is repeatedly mentioned as ugly and repulsive - tall, lank and pale with red hair and lashless eyes. Dickens negatively emphasizes Uriah's movements as well, described as jerking and wriggling; this leads many literary scholars to believe Dickens is describing a form of dystonia, a muscular disorder, to increase Uriah's snakelike character. Uriah explains in another part of the book that his ambition and greed are fueled by resentment from the double-standard of his schooling and from his treatment as a child, and by encouragement from his parents. Uriah works as Mr. Wickfield’s law clerk, teaches himself law at night, and by blackmailing Mr. Wickfield, gains control over his business.

He eventually succeeds in having himself made a full partner in the business. His eventual ambition is to marry Agnes and gain control of the Wickfield fortune. Like most of Dickens’s villains, greed is his main motivation. Heep is eventually stymied by Mr. Micawber and Tommy Traddles, with help from David and Agnes. Once his fraud and treachery are unmasked, he persists in hounding Micawber and Copperfield. Towards the end of the novel, he is last seen in Mr. Creakle’s prison where we find that he has returned to his “humble” ways, and puts himself forward as a model prisoner.

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