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.
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.
Another music industry titan has left us with the passing of Bill Bartolini. The pickup and electronics pioneer was 84 years old.
Former Shins bassist Neal Langford has died at the age of 50. The cause of death is unclear, but foul play is not suspected. Shins frontman James Mercer shared the news on Instagram.
The Eagles have announced that founding bassist Randy Meisner has died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 77 years old.
We’re sad to report today that Brad Houser of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians has died after suffering a stroke. He was 62 years old.
Sad news to share today as we’ve learned that bass builder Randall Fullmer of Wyn Guitars has passed away. He was 73 years old.
Sad news to report today as British session legend Mo Foster has died. He was 78 years old. The bassist had been battling cancer.
Bassist Robert Black, who pushed for the evolution of bass music, has died from cancer. He was 67 years old. The news was shared by the contemporary classical music organization Bang on a Can.
More sad news to share this week. Original Saint Vitus bassist Mark Adams has passed away. A cause has not been announced, though he had long battled Parkinson’s disease. He was 64 years old.
Chas Newby, one of the last former Beatles, has died at the age of 81. The news was shared with us by his son, Steve Newby, who called his father a great man and good bass player.
Jazz bassist Bill Lee has passed away at the age of 94. The news was confirmed by his son, film director Spike Lee.