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In Memoriam: Charlie Colin

In Memoriam: Charlie Colin

Sad news to report today as Train bassist and co-founder Charlie Colin has died. He was 58 years old. The band shared the news with a tribute to Colin on Instagram.

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In Memoriam: Palle Danielsson

In Memoriam: Palle Danielsson

Another jazz bass giant has left us with the passing of Palle Danielsson. He is perhaps best known for his stint as a member of Keith Jarrett’s “European Quartet.”

In Memoriam: Nick Daniels III

In Memoriam: Nick Daniels III

New Orleans bass hero Nick Daniels III has died of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 68 years old.

In Memoriam: Chris Cross

In Memoriam: Chris Cross

Sad news to report today as Chris Allen, aka Chris Cross, of Ultravox, has died at the age of 71. Vocalist Midge Ure shared the news on Facebook.

In Memoriam: T.M. Stevens

In Memoriam: T.M. Stevens

T.M. Stevens has died after a long illness. He was 72 years old. Stevens was a unique player that was comfortable and excelled in a wide range of genres. As such, he played with an incredible list of musicians.

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.

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.