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
Born: 20th January, 1952, West Bromwich, England
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: Judas Priest
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.
Soon Ian got his first bass, which was made from a modified lead guitar with two machine heads removed for a four-string setup. Then after wrecking his car, Ian was able to buy his own real bass guitar with the insurance money he received.
At 13 years of age, Ian learned the rudiments of bass from his father who himself played the double bass.