Uriah Heep band name meaning

Many hold Uriah Heep responsible for the birth of English hard rock, together with Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. 

What does Uriah Heep mean - Very eavy very umble coverThe London band earns at least some credit because they published one of the most beautiful record-covers of all time: the cover of their debut LP Very 'eavy, Very 'umble (1970), which at first glance shows the mug of a corpse in a state of decomposition. Upon closer inspection however it concerns a somewhat flattering portrait of the former singer, David Byron.

In America they would have none of it: an alternative cover was brought out there. 

Meaning of band name Uriah Heep - Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
Uriah Heep - Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
Uriah Heep is, as virtually all observant English boys and girls know, an evil character from one of Charles Dickens’ novels, David Copperfield (1850). Heep is a fraudulent bookkeeper who ruins an aunt of the leading character, Betsey. Fortunately he does not escape his deserved punishment, because Uriah ends up in prison. 

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