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In Memoriam: Derrick McIntyre

In Memoriam: Derrick McIntyre

Bassist Derrick McIntyre, who played with Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, and others, has died after an automobile accident. He was 66 years old. The news was shared by his family as well as Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay, who paid tribute to McIntyre.

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In Memoriam: Aston “Family Man” Barrett

In Memoriam: Aston “Family Man” Barrett

Aston “Family Man” Barrett, best known for his work with Bob Marley and the Wailers, has died after a prolonged illness. He was 77 years old. The news was shared by his son, Aston Barrett, Jr. on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Del Palmer

In Memoriam: Del Palmer

Del Palmer, the longtime bassist for Kate Bush, has died at the age of 71. His family confirmed the news, though a cause of death was not announced.

In Memoriam: John Diggins

In Memoriam: John Diggins

One of the world’s most renowned bass luthiers has passed away. Jaydee Custom Guitars announced the news that founder John Diggins died on January 2nd.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2023

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2023

It was another great year for music but also a year of loss for the bass community. Bassists and builders from all walks of life left us, from session legends to rock legends to jazz icons. Take a moment with us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2023.

In Memoriam: Laura Lynch

In Memoriam: Laura Lynch

Sad news to report today as Laura Lynch, bassist and founder of The Chicks (formerly the The Dixie Chicks), died in a car crash in Texas. She was 65 years old.

In Memoriam: Heath

In Memoriam: Heath

Sad news to share today as Japanese rock legend Hiroshi “Heath” Morie has died from cancer. The X Japan bassist was 55 years old.

In Memoriam: Gregg Sutton

In Memoriam: Gregg Sutton

Gregg Sutton, who played for people like Andy Kaufman and Bob Dylan, has passed away. He was 74 years old.

In Memoriam: Jon Kennedy

In Memoriam: Jon Kennedy

Bassist Jon Kennedy, who was an early member of Cradle of Filth, has died after a car accident. He was 46 years old.

In Memoriam: Dave Roe

In Memoriam: Dave Roe

Another staple of the bass community has left us. Nashville session legend Dave Roe, who played with everyone from Johnny Cash and Dwight Yoakam to Dan Auerbach and CeeLo Green, has died.

In Memoriam: Richard Davis

In Memoriam: Richard Davis

It’s a sad day in the world as bass legend and racial justice activist Richard Davis has passed away. He was 93 years old. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Persia Davis.

In Memoriam: Bill Bartolini

In Memoriam: Bill Bartolini

Another music industry titan has left us with the passing of Bill Bartolini. The pickup and electronics pioneer was 84 years old.