Uriah Heep is an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that became one of the seminal hard rock acts of the early 1970s.
Their progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusion featured a lot of keyboards and strong vocal harmonies including the early years' vocals of David Byron.
Of their fifteen albums, it was Demons & Wizards that was the most successful. One of their radio hits was "Easy Livin'."
They were often grouped with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin as "The Big 4" of hard rock, and although they became more of a 1980s cult band in the United Kingdom and United States, they still have a significant following and perform at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia.
They have sold over 30 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S.A.
|an illustration of Dickens' Uriah Heep|
The character of Uriah Heep is not a pleasant one being the antagonist for the second half of the novel and notable for his "cloying humility, obsequiousness, and insincerity, making frequent references to his own 'humbleness' " and his name has become synonymous with being a "yes man."
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Uriah Heep
Band site: http://www.uriah-heep.com