TRIBUTE TO TREVOR
which one's Ziggeh?
I remember in 1971 when l was living in Beckenham in Kent - Trevor had just moved
into a house nearby with the other Spiders. I went round to see him one day. Trevor
answered the door - he looked like an Alien with his spikey blue hair and matching side
burns. But as soon as he opened his mouth to say 'ello John - the Hull accent brought
him right back down to earth.
well ... here we all are at East Park in Hull at an open air gig in the Summer of 69
left to right - Ian Bolder - Trevor Bolder - Keith Stutt and Me
Ian never without his Gibson 335 - Trevor on his trusty Precision - Keith made it all
swing - and I'm getting to grips with the Strat that I'd just bought off Ronno.
another pic from East Park Hull
left to right - Trevor - Keith - Me
and we never got a proper job ...
We were all still learning the ropes back in those days. We didn't know what the future held for
us. But we were destined to go on and play with bands like Squeeze and the Spiders from
Mars (not Squeeze and the Spiders from Mars - but bands like them!)
Life Changing ...
Trevor actually taught me to play the bass - and that's shaped my life! ... thanks Trev !
Tuesday 21st. May 2013
Trevor Bolder passed away today at the age of 62 (same age as me)
without Trevor I would never have had a life in music ...
he taught me how to play Bass!
We went upstairs and there was David, Mick, and Woody, all sitting round listening to an
acetate of their latest LP - Hunky Dory - I thought it sounded wonderful. In fact I remember
everybody making positive comments about the sound and the mix. At the time I didn't
realise just how amazing it was to be there at that moment - after all, I was just visiting some
friends from Hull. I'd had a smashing afternoon -
Really Good Vibes! Thinking about it now though ... I am Totally Blown Away!
A Bolder Bassman
Trevor had a unique style on the bass. He could read music - which was a stunning
achievement in itself. - I know he started out playing in a brass band, and I think that he tried
to emulate the sound of a Tuba when he picked up the electric bass.
Big Hearted Trev'
We met up again 1994 at the Hammersmith Odeon for the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert.
I played a set on Bass with the Rats. But Trevor was the star that night - I introduced him to
my then girlfriend (soon to be my wife) Sara. She didn't know anybody there, and Trevor
went out of his way to make her feel right at home.
Thanks Trevor for all the wonderful gifts you brought us.
And you left us with an incredible legacy - your music.
John the Bassist