Today in Bass Guitarist History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1936-01-29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • 1942-06-18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • 1947-05-28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947-11-11 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • 1948-12-03 Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist
  • 1950-01-23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950-11-18 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
  • 1952-01-20 Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • 1957-07-02 Mick Anker, British rocker and bass guitarist (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1962-02-10 Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • 1968-01-22 Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • 1970-10-05 Audie Pitre, bass guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1974-06-25 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)

Weddings in Music

  • 2008-12-06 "Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville

Deaths in Music

  • 1983-08-02 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, die at 47
  • 1983-11-19 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1994-06-16 Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
  • 1995-07-03 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist, dies at 47
  • 2003-02-23 Howie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (b. 1955)
  • 2009-02-19 Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
  • 2010-06-23 Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2014-05-11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62
  • 2015-03-16 Andy Fraser, English bass guitarist (Free), dies at 62