Today in Bassist History (Part 2)

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Birthdays 101 - 200 of 321

  • 1947-04-23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • 1947-05-13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1947-06-05 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-07-31 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits), born in Salford, England
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
  • 1947-11-02 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947-11-10 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • 1947-12-06 Miroslav Vitou┼í, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947-12-28 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-26 Richard Tandy, rock bassist (ELO)
  • 1948-05-27 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1948-07-27 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
  • 1948-09-16 Ron Blair, American rock bassist (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-11-02 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • 1948-12-07 Mads Vinding, Danish bassist
  • 1949-02-02 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-02-07 Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • 1949-02-17 Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
  • 1949-02-23 Terry "Tex" Comer, bassist/guitarist
  • 1949-03-24 Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949-03-26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston-More than a Feeling), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-06-01 Mike Levine, Canadian rock keyboardist, bassist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1949-06-12 John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), born in Willington (d. 2017)
  • 1949-06-15 Michael Lutz, bassist (Brownsville Station)
  • 1949-06-22 Larry Junstrom, rock bassist (.38 Special)
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)
  • 1949-07-17 Mike Vale, rock bassist (Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • 1949-07-17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949-08-03 Morris "B B" Dickerson, American bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw), born in Torrence, California
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-07 Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)
  • 1949-10-30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-12-14 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1950-02-08 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)

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1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-02-23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1950-04-13 Riff West, rock bassist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1950-05-04 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
  • 1950-05-09 Tom Petersson, rock bassist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1950-09-03 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • 1950-09-08 Will Lee, bassist (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • 1950-10-02 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • 1950-11-22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951-01-28 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-04-03 Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • 1951-05-04 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • 1951-05-25 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1951-06-15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-08 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • 1951-07-25 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1951-09-18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • 1951-11-14 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • 1951-12-31 Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
  • 1952-01-29 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952-02-08 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • 1952-02-13 Ed Gagliardi, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • 1952-02-21 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • 1952-07-02 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • 1952-07-03 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • 1952-08-21 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple), born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1952-10-31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1952-12-17 Mickey Jones, rock bassist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-01-31 Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
  • 1953-05-03 Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)

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1953-07-29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
  • 1953-09-20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-09-22 Richard Fairbrass, English singer and bassist (Right Said Fred), born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • 1953-09-27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
  • 1954-01-25 Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC & Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
  • 1954-02-20 Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1954-04-18 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1954-04-24 Captain Sensible, [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in London
  • 1954-04-24 Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)
  • 1954-06-20 Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
  • 1954-09-06 Patrick O'Hearn, rock bassist (Missing Persons)
  • 1954-09-14 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1954-11-10 Mario Cipollina, California, rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1954-11-15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1954-11-30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
  • 1955-02-13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1955-04-13 Louis Johnson, rock bassist/vocalist (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-05-29 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • 1955-09-25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • 1955-10-03 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1955-12-15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • 1956-01-13 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • 1956-02-08 Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • 1956-02-13 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
  • 1956-03-02 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956-03-04 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
  • 1956-04-01 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1956-05-31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)

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