Paul Newton (born 21 February 1948, Andover, Hampshire) and was bassist with progressive group "Shinn" which featured organist Don Shinn and drummer Brian "Blinky" Davison and then joined a reformed line-up of "The Gods" with Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake. He was the original bass guitarist for Uriah Heep, and played on the band's first three albums. He subsequently played for a band called "Festival" for several years on the Mecca Palais circuit and also worked as a studio musician and appeared on various recordings. More recently he has performed with other ex-members of Uriah Heep (Ken Hensley, John Lawton & Lee Kerslake) in "Uriah Heep Legends" and continues to do this.Has recently appeared with "Behind Closed Doors, a band formed by son, Julian and was also a member of Ledbury rock band "The Rocking Aces" until they disbanded in December 2013. Currently working on an album with singer/guitarist Chris Rainbow & a CD of the first four tracks is now available.