Happy Birthday to Gary Mervin Thain! May 15, 1948

Gary Thain

Gary Mervin Thain (May 15, 1948 – December 8, 1975) was a New Zealand rock bassist, best known for his work with British band Uriah Heep.

Biography

Thain was born in Christchurch. He had two older brothers, Colin and Arthur. He moved to Australia at the age of 17. It was there he became a member of the band “The Secrets”, which eventually dissolved in 1966. Later, Thain was part of the rock trio “The New Nadir”, and with the drummer Peter Dawkins, he travelled from New Zealand to London, and once jammed with Jimi Hendrix before the trio split in 1969.

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