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Bass Transcription: Trevor Bolder’s Bass Line on “Changes” by David Bowie
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Bass Transcription: Trevor Bolder’s Bass Line on “Changes” by David Bowie

Since 1963, David Bowie worked with many bands as both singer and instrumentalist, and he had released several unsuccessful singles under his own name before “Space Oddity” became his first substantial hit. The song reached number five in the UK in 1969. Bowie’s first two albums (both confusingly called David Bowie) had been recorded using session musicians, with the bass...

Massive Bowie Set Compiles Recordings from 1969-1973
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Massive Bowie Set Compiles Recordings from 1969-1973

A trove of David Bowie material from the early years of his long, legendary rock career has been assembled in a 12-CD box set, called Five Years (1969-1973). The set includes all of Bowie’s recordings from the era, including those previously unreleased on CD or otherwise digitally, as well as remastered versions. Bassists who contributed to Bowie’s sound in those...

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the notable bassists that left us this year. Their grooves helped to create the soundtrack of life for people all over the world. Rick Huxley (February 11, 2013) Bassist for The Dave Clark Five. As part of the Dave Clark Five, Huxley was a part of the...

In Memoriam: Trevor Bolder
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Trevor Bolder

Trevor Bolder, who played with David Bowie’s backing band Spiders From Mars, has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 62. Born in Kingston Upon Hull, England, Bolder was a prominent member of the local R&B scene in the ‘60s before replacing Tony Visconti in Bowie’s band. He appeared on the albums Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall...