Daisley, Bob

Bob Daisley
‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ 1978

Robert John ‘Bob’ Daisley
born 13 February 1950
Sydney, Australia

Daisley came to prominence as a member of Chicken Shack in 1972 and Mungo Jerry’s band in 1973 and 1974. He formed Widowmaker in 1975. By 1977 he was asked to audition for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and was hired to complete the recording sessions for ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’, replacing the former bassist Mark Clarke who had proved to be unsatisfactory to Blackmore’s ears. Despite Blackmore recording some bass lines himself, Daisley was given full credit on the album and proceeded to tour with Rainbow up to 1979 when he was fired and replaced with Roger Glover.

Daisley went on to form Blizzard Of Ozz with Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Lee Kerslake, then joined the reformed Uriah Heep and subsequently Gary Moore. He continued to write and play for Ozzy Osbourne albums through the 1980s and 90s despite ongoing legal issues with royalties and publishing credits against Osbourne.

Daisley has contributed to countless sessions and small scale music projects to this day.