In Memoriam - Page 4
In Memoriam: Melvin Dunlap
Soul music legend Melvin Dunlap has passed away at the age of 76. The news was shared by his son, Lamont, on Facebook.
In Memoriam: Baron Browne
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.
In Memoriam: Dusty Hill
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.
In Memoriam: Arthur “Juini” Booth
Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.
In Memoriam: Rick Laird
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.
In Memoriam: Juan Nelson
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.
In Memoriam: Rob Farr
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.
In Memoriam: Tony Markellis
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.
In Memoriam: Joe Long
Joe Long, who played bass for the Four Seasons, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 88 years old. Four Seasons vocalist Frankie Valli shared the news on Facebook.
In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão
We’re sad to share that Brazilian bass great Sérgio Brandão has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.
In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson
Another giant of the bass has left us. Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, who co-founded the band War, passed away after a long illness. He was 71 years old.