Famous Bassists in History (Part 3)

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  • 1948-11-09 Joe Bouchard, American guitarist and bassist, born in Watertown, New York
  • 1948-12-07 Mads Vinding, Danish jazz double-bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1948-12-17 James Alexander, American R&B bassist (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"; "Shaft)
  • 1949-01-06 Chris Laurence, British classical, jazz and session double bassist, born in London
  • 1949-01-29 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1949-02-02 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-02-07 Alan Lancaster, English bassist (Status Quo, 1967-85), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • 1949-02-23 Terry "Tex" Comer, English bassist and guitarist (ACE), born in Burnley, England
  • 1949-03-24 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in , Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1949-03-26 Fran Sheehan, American rock bassist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-04-09 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • 1949-05-01 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), born in Canada (d. 2010)
  • 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, American rock bassist (.38 Special), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mike Vale, American 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 - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"; "Low Rider"), born in Torrence, California (d. 2021)
  • 1949-09-13 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, American rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-07 Dave Hope, American rock bassist and retired priest (Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1949-10-27 Garry Tallent, American rock bassist and producer (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-10-29 David Paton, Scottish rock session and touring bass player and singer (Pilot; Alan Parsons Project), born in Edinburgh
  • 1949-10-30 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949-12-14 Cliff Williams, English rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Romford, Essex, England

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

1949-12-22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
  • 1950-02-08 Michael Goodroe, American rock bassist (Motels - "Only the Lonely"), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Person of interestWalter Becker

1950-02-20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist, guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"; "Peg"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Record Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Record Producer
Walter Becker
  • 1950-04-03 Curtis Stone, American contry music bassist and mandolin player (Highway 101 - "Cry, Cry, Cry"), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1950-04-13 Riff West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1950-05-04 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1950-05-09 Tom Petersson, rock bassist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1950-07-25 Mark Clarke, English bassist (Colosseum; Tempest; Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1950-08-31 Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bassist (The Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1950-09-03 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • 1950-09-08 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1950-10-02 Michael Rutherford, British rock bassist and guitar player (Genesis; Mike & the Mechanics - "Living Years"), born in Chertsey, Surrey, England
  • 1950-10-08 Robert "Kool" Bell, American funk rock bassist (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1950-11-22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1951-01-26 Andy Hummell, American rock bassist (Big Star, 1971-73), born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1951-01-28 William "Billy Bass" Nelson Jr, American funk-rock-soul bassist (Funkadelic), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-21 Conrad Lozano, American rock bass player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-03-24 Dougie Thompson, Scottich bassist (Supertramp - "Bloody Well Right"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-04-08 Mel Schacher, American bassist (Grand Funk Railroad - "Some Kind of Wonderful"'; "We're An American Band"), born in Owosso, Michigan
  • 1951-05-04 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel), born in London
  • 1951-06-15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, American jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-02 Joe Puerta, American rock bassist (Ambrosia; The Range), born in Lomita, California [1]
  • 1951-07-08 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • 1951-07-25 Verdine White, American bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-08-19 John Deacon, British rock bassist (Queen - "Another One Bites The Dust"), born in Leicester, England
  • 1951-08-21 Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple), born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1951-09-18 Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • 1951-09-26 Tony Sales, American rock bassist (Todd Rundgren; Iggy Pop; Tin Machine), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestSting

1951-10-02 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1951-11-14 Alec John Such, American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1951-12-23 Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), born in Flushing, Queens, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1951-12-24 Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, American rock bassist (Hall & Oates), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1951-12-31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith - "Dream On"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1952-01-20 Ian Hill, English rock bassist (Judas Priest - "Breakin the Law"), born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom
  • 1952-01-22 Teddy Gentry, American country music bassist (Alabama - "Mountain Music"), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • 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)
  • 1952-04-01 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2016)
  • 1952-04-02 Leon Wilkeson, American rock bassist (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2001)
  • 1952-04-03 Dave Bronze, British session and touring bass player (Eric Clapton; Tom Jones; Robin Trower), born in Billercay, Essex, England
  • 1952-07-02 Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
  • 1952-07-03 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • 1952-09-30 Frank Zincavage, American new wave bassist (Romeo Void - "Never Say Never")
  • 1952-10-16 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American funk-rock bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1952-10-31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1953-02-22 John Sparks, British rock bassist (Dr. Feelgood, 1971-82 - "She Does It Right"; "Milk And Alcohol"), born in Canvey, Essex, England
  • 1953-03-19 Billy Sheehan, American rock bassist (Talas; Mr Big - "To Be With You"; David Lee Roth), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-04-12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • 1953-05-03 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1953-05-16 Richard Page, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister), born in Keokuk, Iowa

Person of interestGeddy Lee

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

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
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, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1954-01-09 Lance Hoppens, American rock bassist (Orleans - "Still the One"; "Dance With Me"), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York
  • 1954-02-20 Jon Brant, American rock bassist (Cheap Trick, 1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-04-24 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • 1954-04-24 Jack Blades, American rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1954-06-20 Michael Anthony [Sobolewski], American rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-08-13 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • 1954-09-06 Banner Thomas, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), born in Orange Park, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1954-09-06 Patrick O'Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-09-14 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1954-11-10 Mario Cipollina, American rock bassist (Huey Lewis & The News), born in San Rafael, California
  • 1954-11-15 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1954-11-24 Emir Kusturica, Serbian-French film maker (When Father Was Away on Business; Black Cat, White Cat), and punk rock bassist (No Smoking), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 1954-11-30 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne

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