GARY THAIN - Last but not forgotten..

GARY MERVIN THAIN (1948/1975) was a New Zealand born bass player, well known as a member of Uriah Heep. Born in Christchurch (NZ), THAIN moved to Australia at the age of 17.

He became a member of the band "The Secrets"; later, Thain was a member of the rock trio "The New Nadir", and with drummer Peter Dawkins, he travelled from New Zealand to London. Thain joined the "Keef Hartley Band" and, in 1971, they toured with Uriah Heep; they asked him to join them in early 1972, and he was a member of the band until February 1975.

He played on four classic studio full lenght as "Demons & Wizards", "The Magician's Birthday", "Sweet Freedom" and "Wonderworld" and on one live as "Uriah Heep Live" During his last tour in the US with Uriah Heep, Thain suffered an electric shock in Dallas in 1974 and was seriously injured.

He was fired by the band in early 1975 and replaced by John Wetton.

Thain passed away on 8 December 1975 in London.

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