Paul Newton (musician)

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Paul Newton
Born (1948-02-21) 21 February 1948 (age 69)
Hampshire, England
Genres Rock
Instruments Vocals, bass
Years active 1965–present
Labels Vertigo, Bronze
Associated acts Uriah Heep, The Gods

Paul Newton (born 21 February 1948, Andover, Hampshire) is a British rock musician. He 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 with singer/guitarist Chris Rainbow, "The Business", "Nice & Sleazy" plus session work for various bands/artistes. Newton/Rainbow Project CD "Licence to Rock" is now available through



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