Mark Adams, the bassist from the popular ’70’s Ohio funk band Slave, has passed away. Adams, who co-wrote the band’s first hit “Slide,” was an influence to many budding bassists.
Anthony Wellington shared his thoughts:
“My very first bass hero/idol Mark Adams (Mr. Mark) died last night,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I remember being inspired by the song ‘Slide’ by his group Slave. Still, to this day, one of the funkiest songs ever. Yo Mark, I’m glad I got a chance to meet you and tell you in person that I play bass because of you. Heaven just got a lot funkier!!! I’ll let my grandmother check that out!”
Details on Adams’ death have yet to be announced. Our condolences go out to Adams’ family and friends.