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Events in Music

Events 1 - 2 of 2

1977-07-04 - Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
1980-08-26 - Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 311

1910-06-23 - Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
1912-06-12 - Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist
1914-04-30 - Sid Weiss, bassist
1921-11-13 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist
1922-04-22 - Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
1924-11-12 - Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
1925-08-15 - Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1926-07-28 - Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
1926-10-13 - Ray Brown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American jazz double bassist
1928-07-04 - Lloyd Lambert, bassist
1928-07-13 - Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
1928-07-22 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
1931-09-26 - George Chambers, MS, rock bassist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1935-04-15 - Gene Cherico, bassist
1935-04-22 - Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
1936-01-07 - Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
1936-03-25 - Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist
1936-09-05 - Cornelius Boyson, bassist
1937-01-16 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937-05-04 - Ron Carter, jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach)
1938-08-24 - David Freiberg, Boston MA, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger)
1939-07-06 - Jet Harris, [Terence Harris], London, rock bassist (Drifters)
1939-10-20 - Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1939-10-22 - Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
1940-03-15 - Phil Lesh, [Chapman], California, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
1940-06-25 - Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)
1940-07-16 - Tony Jackson, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers)
1941-05-09 - Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
1941-09-09 - Otis Redding, Dawson Ga, rock bassist (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)
1941-10-17 - Alan Howard, rock bassist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1941-11-20 - Gary Karr, Los Angeles California, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic)
1941-11-24 - Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog), (d, 2012)
1942-02-06 - John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)
1942-03-19 - Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
1942-04-29 - Klaus Voorman, rock bassist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)
1942-07-24 - Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
1942-09-08 - Brian Cole, Tacoma Wash, rock vocalist/bassist (Association)
1942-09-15 - Lee Dorman, American Bassist
1942-09-16 - Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
1942-12-04 - Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
1943-02-03 - Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
1943-03-07 - Chris White, rock bassist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1943-03-14 - Jim Pons, Santa Monica CA, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention)
1943-05-11 - Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)
1943-05-14 - Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
1943-09-27 - Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
1943-09-27 - Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
1943-09-28 - Nick St Nicholas, Hamburg Germany, rock bassist (Steppenwolf)
1943-10-16 - C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1943-11-30 - Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
1943-12-23 - Peter Quaife, Devon England, rock bassist (Kinks-Long Tall Sally)
1944-01-28 - Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
1944-03-31 - Rod Allen, [B Rodney Bainbridge] rock bassist/vocalist (Fortunes)
1944-04-13 - Jack Casady, Wash DC, rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1944-05-14 - Gene Cornish, Ottawa, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals)
1944-08-14 - Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
1944-11-19 - Charlie Coe, rock bassist (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
1944-11-26 - Alan Henderson, Belfast, rock bassist (Them)
1944-11-30 - Rob Grill, Los Angeles California, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots)
1945-02-12 - Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
1945-02-21 - Paul Newton, rock bassist
1945-03-28 - Chuck Portz, Santa Monica Ca, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together)
1945-04-25 - Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
1945-06-23 - Paul Goddard, Georgia, rock bassist (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1945-06-28 - Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
1945-07-07 - James Rodford, English rock vocalist/bassist (Kinks-Mr Pleasant)
1945-07-11 - Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques)
1945-08-29 - Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
1945-09-19 - Lee Dorman, St Louis Mo, rock bassist (Iron Butterfly)
1945-11-01 - Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
1945-11-26 - John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1945-11-30 - Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)
1946-01-03 - John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], rock bassist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven)
1946-01-10 - Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
1946-01-27 - Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1946-01-28 - Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
1946-03-08 - Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1946-04-01 - Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, London, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl)
1946-05-01 - Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
1946-05-10 - Graham Gouldman, Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today)
1946-05-13 - Danny Klein, NYC, rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946-07-19 - Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist/singer (Average White Band)
1946-07-30 - Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
1946-08-09 - Rinus Gerritsen [Marinus], Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
1946-11-22 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
1946-11-26 - Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)
1947-02-12 - Guus Willemse, Dutch bassist/singer (Solution)
1947-02-13 - Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
1947-02-24 - Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
1947-04-21 - John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1947-04-23 - Glenn Cornick, rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)
1947-05-13 - Pete "Overend" Watts, rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes)
1947-06-05 - Tom Evans, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger)
1947-07-31 - Karl Greene, Manchester, rock bassist, (Herman's Hermits)
1947-08-01 - Rick Anderson, rock bassist (Tubes)
1947-11-02 - Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Wave)
1947-11-10 - Greg Lake, rock vocalist/bassist (King Crimson, ELP)
1947-12-28 - Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
1948-01-17 - Mick Taylor, rock bassist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1948-02-19 - Mark Andes, Philadelphia Pa, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 44 of 44

1962-04-10 - Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
1972-08-02 - Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
1972-11-11 - Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
1975-12-08 - Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
1979-01-05 - Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
1979-02-02 - Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 21
1980-05-30 - Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
1983-04-14 - Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies
1986-09-27 - Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
1987-09-21 - Jaco Pastorious, jazz bassist and composer (Weather Report) dies at 36
1990-11-05 - Bobby Nunn, US bassist (Coasters-Down in Mexico), dies at about 65
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1992-01-15 - Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
1992-03-08 - Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
1992-04-19 - Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1992-11-08 - Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
1994-01-27 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
1994-03-30 - Sid Weiss, bassist, dies at 79
1994-07-09 - Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
1994-08-12 - Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59
1994-08-31 - Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68
1995-02-18 - Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
1995-07-12 - Ernie Furtado, bassist, dies at 72
1995-09-12 - Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
1995-10-31 - Lloyd Lambert, bassist, dies at 67
1996-05-30 - John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
1996-07-29 - Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
1997-06-04 - Ronnie Lane, bassist (Faces), dies of multiple sclerosis at 51
1999-12-10 - Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
2000-10-03 - Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
2000-12-19 - Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
2002-06-05 - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
2002-07-02 - Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
2003-02-04 - Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
2003-05-11 - Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
2004-03-10 - Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
2005-04-19 - Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
2005-04-28 - Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
2005-06-17 - Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
2005-08-06 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
2006-10-14 - Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
2007-09-18 - Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
2009-08-20 - Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940)
2010-05-24 - Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
2010-11-03 - Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)


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