James Lea

Along with his mate Neville John “Noddy” Holder, bassist James Whild Lea composed UK Top 10 hits aplenty in the 1970s including such seminal and scholarly singles as “Cum On Feel the Noize,” “Gudbuy T’ Jane,” “Skweeze Me Pleeze Me,” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now,” among others.

 

A no-frills song player who balanced himself atop platforms oft complimented by sparkling haberdashery, Lea and his Slade cohorts joyfully set the template for the pop metal onslaught of the 1980s. 

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