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OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 20, 2020 21:02

Read online that drummer Lee Kerslake passed away from prostate cancer. He was Uriah Heep's drummer in the 70s and later on. He also was the drummer for Ozzy's first two albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. When you hear Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley, Flying High Again, Over The Mountain, etc. that's Lee.
There were legal issues with Ozzy when the albums were remastered, Ozzy had Lee and bassist Bob Daisley's parts re-recorded. Lee went bankrupt from the legal battles. Many Ozzy fans blame wife Sharon for this. It was only recently that Ozzy finally arranged for Lee to receive his platinum awards for those first two albums.
Also read that in the 60s, one of the bands he was in had Mick Taylor in it for a bit. RIP Lee!

Lee Kerslake: Former Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer dies aged 73 (BBC)



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Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: September 21, 2020 06:58

Its terrible, and its sad he doesn't get the respect he deserves. Great drummer, and so unfairly treated by Ozzy, then again as everyone thats ever crossed him was because of Sharon. It was at least kind of them to give him his awards as his literal dying wish to just be acknowledged for his work. Ozzy owes his life to that original band that made those records, and Lee was a part of that history.

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 21, 2020 09:10

I hope Lee is up there right now jamming with Randy Rhoads again! Maybe Entwistle can join in on bass.

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 21, 2020 15:59

Quote
RollingFreak
Its terrible, and its sad he doesn't get the respect he deserves. Great drummer, and so unfairly treated by Ozzy, then again as everyone thats ever crossed him was because of Sharon. It was at least kind of them to give him his awards as his literal dying wish to just be acknowledged for his work. Ozzy owes his life to that original band that made those records, and Lee was a part of that history.

Don Arden's daughter - the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

That said, Ozzy's talentless ass is a millionaire (thanks in large part to Sharon) and I'm broke.

Sorry about Lee. Loved Randy's playing too.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Date: September 21, 2020 22:20

the drum opening for Over The Mountain is wild. Truly a great drummer paired with some other extremely talented musicians.

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: October 5, 2020 13:04

I'm late in contributing to this thread, but there's a terrific recent video of him on YouTube, drumming-along to Ozzy's Crazy Train.

Rest in peace, Lee Kerslake

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: Ladykiller ()
Date: October 6, 2020 12:43

I saw him with Uriah Heep in a very good concert in 1993.

RIP Lee Kerslake

Re: OT: Lee Kerslake RIP
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: October 7, 2020 03:22

RIP



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