ECHOES IN THE DARK
Drummer Lee Kerslake has died after a long battle with cancer. He was drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Uriah Heep, who had eight charting UK albums in the 1970s. In 1980, he met Ozzy Osbourne in a lift, and went on to be the drummer on classic rock albums Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. It is his expertly timed drum beats, mimicking a heart, that can be heard in the opening of Crazy Train. He had a long fall out with the Osbournes over royalties and credits, and as a result only gained his platinum albums for the two successes in 2019, by which time his terminal illness was public knowledge. With 90 teams picking Kerslake, it’s almost easier to name those who don’t score points, but some of those who did include: The Love Boat, DDP Tofoa, Poochie, Clorox, David Quantick’s Showbiz Pals, Drunkasaskunk, eejit, Still Life, Sovereign-Reaper and To Kill a Gabor Sister.
16 April 1947 – 19 September 2020