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Ian Frank Hill (born 20 January 1951, in West Bromwich, England) is a founding member and bassist for the Birmingham-based Grammy award winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest. His only three songwriter credits for Judas Priest are "Winter" and "Caviar and Meths", both featured...Wikipedia

Age: 63
Born: 20th January, 1952, West Bromwich, England
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Judas Priest

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I like cars - I guess you could say I've always been a bit of a car freak. I like fiddling around, taking them to bits and then putting them back together again...[but] I decided it was either the bass or a new car - and music ended up coming first.


"He used to play in some of the Big Bands and a few jazz outfits. He taught me scales and things, but then he died when I was 15.


And it was through Ian that Rob Halford came into the band, as Ian was dating Rob's sister in 1973 when Al Atkins left and they needed a new singer. Ian went on to marry Sue Halford and they have a son, but Ian and Sue were later divorced.


In his youth, Ian attended the same Yew Tree Junior school as K.K. Downing, and both moved on to Churchfields School, but they did not become friends until their teens, when it was their musical talents that brought them together. This musical collaboration would be the foundation which would lead to the formation of the Judas Priest we all know and love.

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Behind the Music (1997)

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