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Famous Bassists in History (Part 5)

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Birthdays 401 - 500 of 609

  • 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
  • 1960-04-27 Wally Langdon, British bassist (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1960-04-29 Phil King, English bassist (Lush), born in London, England
  • 1960-05-08 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1960-06-01 Simon Gallup, British rock bassist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Duxhurst, Surrey, England
  • 1960-07-01 Anthony "Ted Key"British rock bassist (The Housemartins; The Kingstons), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 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
  • 1961-04-12 D. D. Verni, American heavy metal bassist, and songwriter (Overkill - "Hello From the Gutter"), born in New Providence, New Jersey
  • 1961-06-10 Kim Deal, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player (Pixies; The Breeders - "Cannonball"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1961-06-15 Kai Eckhardt, Liberian-German jazz-fusion bassist (Garaj Mahal), born in Mainz, Germany
  • 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 World"; "Shout"), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1961-07-08 Andy Fletcher, Britich synthesizer and bass player (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1961-07-13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions) 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
  • 1962-05-05 Kevin Mooney, British rock bassist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes"), born in Greenwich, 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
  • 1962-07-07 Mark White, American rock bass player (Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"; "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 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 - "Epic"; "Easy"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-05-21 Greg Smith, American session and touring rock bassist (Rainbow; Alice Cooper; Wendy O. Williams, Ted Nugent), born
  • 1963-06-13 Paul De Lisle, Canadian rock bassist (Smash Mouth - "All Star"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Exeter, Ontario
  • 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
  • 1964-06-09 Wayman Tisdale, American NBA player (Phoenix Suns) and smooth jazz bassist, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1964-07-03 Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts), born in California
  • 1964-07-27 Rex Brown, American heavy metal bassist (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • 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
  • 1965-04-27 Rob Squires, American rock bassist (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965-05-16 Krist Novoselic, American rock bassist, and accordion player (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Giants In The Trees), born in Compton, California
  • 1965-05-28 Chris Ballew, American alt rock singer-songwriter, and bassist (The Presidents Of The United States -"Lump"; Caspar Babypants), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-06-03 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • 1965-06-08 Dine Doneff [Kostas Theodorou], Macedonian jazz double bassist, arranger, and composer, born in West Germany
  • 1965-07-09 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1965-08-09 Kyle Kyle [Keiderling], American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965-09-12 John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • 1965-09-24 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1966-01-31 Al Jaworsky [Doughty], English musician & bassist (Jesus Jones), born in Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • 1966-02-02 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1966-04-04 Mike Starr [Michael], musician (Alice in Chains bassist), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2011)
  • 1966-04-15 Graeme Clark, Scottish bassist (Wet Wet Wet - "Angel Eyes"; "Love is All Around"), born in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1966-05-01 Johnny Colt [Charles Brandt], American rock bassist (Black Crowes), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • 1966-05-14 Mike Inez, American rock bassist (Alice in Chains - "Facelift"; Ozzy Osbourne), born in San Fernando, California
  • 1966-06-06 Sean Yseult [Shauna Reynolds], American rock bassist (White Zombie - "More Human Than Human"), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1966-07-25 Maureen Herman, American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966-12-11 Martin Blunt, British rock bassist (The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know"), born in West Midlands, England
  • 1967-01-31 Chad Channing, American rock drummer (Nirvana, 1988-90), and bass player (Before Cars, 2006-present), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1967-03-17 Van Conner, American rock bassist and guitarist (Screaming Trees), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 1967-04-15 Frankie Poullain [Francis Poullain-Patterson], Scottish bass player (The Darkness - Permission To Land), born in Milnathort, Scotland
  • 1967-04-18 Jayce Fincher Jr, American heavy metal bassist (Southgang - "Tainted Angel"; Marvelous 3)
  • 1967-05-26 Kristen Pfaff, American rock bassist (Hole, 1993-94), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1967-06-09 Dean Felber, American rock bassist (Hootie and the Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be With You"), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1967-06-09 Dean Dinning, American bass player and record producer (Toad The Wet Sprocket), born
  • 1967-06-20 [Matthew] Murphy Karges, American bassist (Sugar Ray - "Every Morning"), born in Orange County, California
  • 1967-07-22 Pat Badger, American heavy metal bassist (Extreme - "More Than Words"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-07-24 Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
  • 1967-09-14 John Power, British singer-songwriter, bass player, and guitarist (The La's - "There She Goes"), born in Allerton, Liverpool, England
  • 1967-09-15 Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1967-11-26 John Stirratt, American bassist (Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-25 Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise), born in Hermosa, California (d. 1996)
  • 1968-02-26 Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine), born in Irvine, California
  • 1968-04-30 Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)

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