Chuck Rainey Recovering After Stroke

Chuck RaineyAfter suffering a major stroke on Friday November 4th, bass legend Chuck Rainey is expected to have a full recovery, according to his wife Susan.

“Thank U Dear Friends for all the prayers and healing Light,” Mrs. Rainey posted on Facebook. “Chuck had a stroke Friday night but the prognosis is good for a full recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of U.”

Rainey, who turned 71 this year, has enjoyed a prolific career with credits playing for Steely Dan, Donald Byrd, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, and many more. His legacy has inspired and influenced legions of bassists.

We wish Chuck a speedy recovery.

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  1. Michael Ricci

    GREAT NEWS! Now the tears are of happiness and not otherwise! God was listening!

  2. God bless you; take care;bess wishes on your recovery:

  3. Chuck, sorry to hear about the stroke and joyous to hear about your recovery. Much love to you.

  4. ROCK STEADY BABY, to one of my all time bass heros.

  5. Speedy recovery my friend we still need your light here God has shown us mercy!

  6. Chuck is a great talent and I’ve enjoyed his playing since the late 60s. I hope he recovers fully and soon. All the best, Chuck.

  7. So happy for your recovery Chuck. To this day you continue to inspire my playing. They don’t make em like you anymore.

    • It was funny because while at zoo music yesterday I ran into an old freind I used to play with in the North Texas college days. None other than Don Bell who played with Chuck for quite some time.