Bob Moore, whose enormous tone underpinned countless country hits, has passed away at the age of 88. Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young released a statement following the bass legend’s death.
Another jazz legend has left us. George Mraz, who played with everyone from Chet Baker to John Abercrombie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 77 years old.
Roger Newell has passed away following an aortic aneurysm. He was 73 years old. Newell was best known for his work with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who shared memories of the bassist on his website.
Soul music legend Melvin Dunlap has passed away at the age of 76. The news was shared by his son, Lamont, on Facebook.
Jazz bassist Baron Browne, who performed with Vital Information and Jean Luc Ponty, has passed away. He was 66 years old. Ponty remembered Browne on his Facebook page.
British jazz bass great Peter Ind has passed away. He was 93 years old.
We’re sad to report that another icon of the electric bass has left us. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep, the band stated on their website. He was 72 years old.
Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.
Jazz bassist and Mahavishnu Orchestra member Rick Laird has passed away. He was 80 years old. Tributes have been pouring in from musicians around the world, including his former bandmate Billy Cobham.
Bass great Juan Nelson has passed away at the age of 62. A cause of death has not been announced. Nelson is best known for his unrelenting grooves with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. Harper posted about his passing on social media.
Former Warrior bassist Rob Farr has passed away at the age of 58. He died in his sleep two days after a gig with his cover band Radio 80’s. His longtime bandmate and drummer Dave Ducey shared the news on Facebook.
We’re sad today to report that bassist Tony Markellis has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 68 years old. Markellis had a forty-seven-year career playing a variety of styles but is best known for playing in Trey Anastasio’s solo projects.