- 22 May 13
The former Spiders From Mars man sadly passed away yesterday...
David Bowie has paid tribute to his former bassist Trevor Bolder, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday (Tuesday), aged 62.
"Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremendous guy, a great man", Bowie wrote on his official website, [link]www.davidbowie.com[/link]
Bolder was a member of Bowie's legendary backing band, Spiders From Mars from 1971, along with guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey. As such, he featured on iconic alums like The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane, among others.
More tributes to Trevor:
Gary Kemp : "RIP another Spider from Mars, a kind and decent man, Trevor Bolder. Love and peace to his family."
Mike Scott: "Loved your bass-playing Dude, and the trumpet! You helped make some of the best music of the 20th century."
Pete Wylie: "Trevor Bolder RIP. So underrated."
Stephen Street: "Sad to hear the death of Trevor Bolder, amazing bass-player in The Spiders from Mars. Melody and groove all in one. Seriously, check out Trevor Bolder's playing on the Ziggy and Aladdin Sane LPs. That guy was incredible."
Nikki Sixx:" Yesterday heaven got another Spider From Mars. RIP Trevor Bolder. You were a huge influence on so many of us."
Paul McLoone: "Just listening to the late Trevor Bolder's ace bass work on Ziggy and Aladdin Sane. Quite brilliant. Layin' down some rock 'n'roll... R.I.P."
Toyah Wilcox: "God bless Trevor Bolder! Ur contribution to music and ur role with the Spiders From Mars saved me. Thank u xxx."