Famous Bassists in History (Part 4)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 515

  • 1955-07-05 Michael Gismondi, rock bassist (Michael Stanley Band, 1979-87)
  • 1955-07-21 Howie Epstein, American bassist (The Heartbreakers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1955-09-25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing), born in Highgate, London
  • 1955-10-03 [Douglas] Allen Woody, bassist (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1955-12-10 Garth Smith [Davies], British punk rock bassist (Buzzcocks), born in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
  • 1955-12-15 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • 1956-01-13 Malcolm Foster, British rock bassist (Pretenders, 1984-89; Simple Minds, 1989-95), born in Hereford, England
  • 1956-02-08 Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • 1956-02-13 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order - "Round & Round"; "Run"), born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1956-03-02 Mark Evans, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956-03-04 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist (Bill Frissell), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1956-03-12 Steve Harris, English hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden - "Gypsy's Kiss"), born in London, England
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1956-05-31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-06-23 Randy Jackson, American bassist, singer, and record producer (American Idol judge), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1956-07-13 Mark "The Animal' Mendoza [Glickman], American bassist (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1956-08-27 Glen Matlock, British rock bassist (Sex Pistols; The Philistines), born in Paddington, London
  • 1956-09-16 Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1956-12-28 Kenneth Grant, American funk bassist andvocalist (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator")
  • 1957-02-13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country - "It's A Big Country"; "Wonderland"), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 1957-03-18 György Pazdera, Hungarian bassist (Pokolgép)
  • 1957-04-29 Richie C Robertson, rock bassist/vocalist (Fabulous Poodles)

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957-06-22 John Ryder, rock bassist (Face To Face)
  • 1957-10-17 Giuseppe Henry "Pino" Palladino, Italian-Welsh session and touring rock bassist (Paul Young; The Who; John Mayer Trio), born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 1957-12-20 Mike Watt, American rock bassist (Firehose), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1958-01-25 Gary Brian Tibbs, English rock bassist (Adam & The Ants; Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958-04-18 Lee Pattinson, English rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here), born in Ormskirk,
  • 1958-05-17 Vincent Henar, Surinam bassist (Fra Fra Sound), born in Surinam
  • 1958-07-25 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1958-08-06 Randy DeBarge, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1958-08-06 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
  • 1958-08-09 Greg Chaisson, Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958-10-01 Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player (Dreams Come True) and composer (Sonic The Hedgehog), born in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1958-12-13 Dana Strum, American rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958-12-14 Jan Dijksma, Dutch rock bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1958-12-17 Mike Mills, American rock bassist (R.E.M. - "The One I Love"), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1959-01-13 James Lomenzo, American heavy metal bassist (White Lion; David Lee Roth; Megadeth, 2006-10), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959-01-15 Pete Trewavas, British bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws), born in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
  • 1959-01-23 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine), born in Meriden, England
  • 1959-03-13 Greg Norton, American rock bassist (Hüsker Dü; Porcupine), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1959-03-31 Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
  • 1959-04-02 Dean Townson, American country music bassist (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1959-11-10 Frank Maudsley, English rock bassist and vocalist (Flock Of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestAdam Clayton

1960-03-13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

Musician and Rock Bassist Adam Clayton
Musician and Rock Bassist
Adam Clayton
  • 1960-04-28 Wally Langdon, bassist (Bob Color)
  • 1960-04-29 Phil King, English bassist
  • 1960-05-08 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1960-06-01 Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • 1960-09-08 Aimee Mann, American rock singer and bassist ('Til Tuesday - "Voices Carry"; "Save Me"), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1960-10-22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1960-11-13 Wayne Parker, Canadian bass player (Glass Tiger - "Don't Forget Me"), born in Ontario
  • 1960-11-24 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1960-12-02 Rick Savage, English bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1960-12-05 Les Nemes, English rock bassist (Haircut 100), born in Croydon, England
  • 1960-12-05 Brian Bromberg, American jazz bass player (You Know That Feeling), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1961-01-16 Paul Raven, English rock bassist (Killing Joke), born in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1961-01-29 Eddie Jackson, American heavy metal rock bassist (Queensrÿche - "Silent Lucidity"), born in Robstown, Texas
  • 1961-06-23 Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
  • 1961-06-24 Curt Smith, British-American rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The Word), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1961-07-13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Sommotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • 1961-08-03 Lee Rocker [Leon Drucker], American rock bassist (Stray Cats - ""Rock This Town"), born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York
  • 1961-08-24 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock bassist (Madness), born in Islington, London
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-01-04 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1962-01-14 Patricia Morrison [Rainone], American punk rock bassist (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-03-28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rock bassist, and producer (Danny Wilson; Deacon Blue; Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1962-04-03 Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • 1962-05-06 Stan Cullimore, British guitarist (Housemartins, "Happy Hour"; "Caravan Of Love"), journalist, and music educator, born in Kingston upon Hull, Englan
  • 1962-08-09 Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • 1962-10-16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1962-11-05 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963-01-06 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • 1963-02-20 Darek Oleszkiewicz [formerly known as Oles], Polish jazz bassist, composer (Los Angeles Jazz Quartet), and educator, born in Wrocław, Poland

Person of interestJason Newsted

1963-03-04 Jason Newsted, American heavy-metal bassist (Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters"), born in Battle Creek, Michigan

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
  • 1963-03-04 MDV [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave - "Stash")
  • 1963-03-10 Jeff Ament, American rock bassist, and songwriter (Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"), born in Havre, Montana
  • 1963-03-16 Doug Grisby, American soul music bassist, composer and producer (Patti LaBelle; Teena Marie), born in Queens, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1963-03-17 Michael Ivins, American rock bassist and keyboard player (The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1963-03-21 Sharon "Share" Ross (Pederson) American rock bassist (Vixen - "Rev It Up"), born in Glencoe, Minnesota
  • 1963-03-28 Andy Cousin, English rock bassist (All About Eve; The Mission; The Lucy Nation), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • 1963-04-24 Billy Gould, American rock bassist (Faith No More), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-07-07 Perry Richardson, American bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Conway, South Carolina
  • 1963-07-27 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), born in Minneapolis (d. 2005)
  • 1963-09-17 Steven Dye, English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations), born in Barking, Essex, England
  • 1963-09-29 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
  • 1963-11-06 Paul Brindley, British rock bassist (The Sundays), born in Bristol, England
  • 1963-11-16 Mani [Gary Mournfield], English rock bassist (Stone Roses; Primal Scream), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England
  • 1963-12-03 Joe Lally, American rock bassist (Fugazi), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964-02-05 (Michael Andrew) "Duff" McKagan, American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-27 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-07-03 Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), born in California
  • 1964-09-30 Robby Takac, American rock Bassist (Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1964-11-12 Dave Ellefson, Jackson, Minnesota, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth)
  • 1964-12-11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri - "Roll To Me"), born in Glasgow
  • 1965-01-21 Cordell Crockett, American rock bassist (Ugly Kid Joe - America's Least Wanted), born in Alameda, California
  • 1965-04-01 Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers - "People"; "Thing Of Beauty"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1965-05-16 Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)

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