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In Memoriam: Burke Shelley

In Memoriam: Burke Shelley

Budgie bassist and vocalist Burke Shelley has passed away. His daughter Ela wrote on social media that he died in his sleep at Heath Hospital in Cardiff.

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In Memoriam: Jay Weaver

In Memoriam: Jay Weaver

Big Daddy Weave bassist Jay Weaver has passed away from COVID-19. He was 42 years old. His brother and bandmate Mike Weaver shared the sad news in an Instagram video.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2021

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2021

As one year ends and we look forward to another, it’s important to stop and remember the incredible talents we lost. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2021.

In Memoriam: Leonard Hubbard

In Memoriam: Leonard Hubbard

Another master of the bass has left us. Leonard Hubbard, aka Hub, has died from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He was 62 years old. The Roots made the announcement on their social media.

In Memoriam: Phil Chen

In Memoriam: Phil Chen

It’s another tough day in the music world as we mourn the loss of bassist Phil Chen, who has passed away at the age of 75.

In Memoriam: Robbie Shakespeare

In Memoriam: Robbie Shakespeare

Another icon of the bass has left us. Reggae legend Robbie Shakespeare has passed away at the age of 68.

In Memoriam: Teppo Hauta-aho

In Memoriam: Teppo Hauta-aho

Double bassist and composer Teppo Hauta-aho has died. He was 80 years old. Hauta-aho wrote over 300 works for bass, making him one of the most prolific composers for the instrument of our times.

In Memoriam: Emmett Chapman

In Memoriam: Emmett Chapman

Emmett Chapman, known for his musical invention the Chapman Stick, has died from cancer. He was 85 years old. The news was announced on the Stick Enterprises website.

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin

It’s another sad day in the bass community as we mourn the loss of Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars. The renowned luthier was an innovator and pioneer in the world of extended range instruments.

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.

In Memoriam: Deon Estus

In Memoriam: Deon Estus

Deon Estus, best known for his work with Wham!, has passed away. He was 65 years old. The news was shared on his official Twitter account.

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe

Steve Rabe, founder and chief engineer of SWR Engineering, has passed away, his family announced. He was 73 years old.