URIAH HEEP DISCOGRAPHY
John Lawton - vocals 1976 to 1979

John Lawton was the vocalist for three years 1976 - 1979 and sang on three studio albums (plus one posthumous live album). Lawton can also be seen on a few Uriah Heep videos. The group had almost finished recording the fourth studio album when disagreements with the band leader Ken Hensley led to Lawton being fired.

In 1995 Lawton returned briefly to Heep for one tour after the current line-up's vocalist Bernie Shaw was recovering from throath operation. This was just a temporary arrangement and Lawton never meant to join the band permanently.

Recently Lawton has appeared as guest on a couple live albums.


RECORDINGS

LP FIREFLY 1977
LP INNOCENT VICTIM 1977
LP FALLEN ANGEL 1978
2-LP, CD LIVE IN EUROPE 1979 (released in 1986)

CD THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY 2002
CD MAGIC NIGHT 2004


Before Heep Lawton was in Asterix, Lucifer's Friend & Les Humphries Singers. After leaving Heep he has recorded several albums as a solo artist and with his bands Gunhill & John Lawton Band. In 2001 he joined Heep for one reunion concert at The Magician's Birthday Party celebrations together with Ken Hensley and again in 2002 & 2003.