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Electric Bass Guitar Players

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  • Chris Squire (1948 - 2015)
    Early life Squire was born on 4 March 1948 in the north west London suburb of Kingsbury. He grew up there and in the nearby Queensbury and Wembley areas. His father was a cab driver and his mother a ...
  • Phil Lynott (1949 - 1986)
    Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott ( 20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, and frontman of the Irish rock band ...
  • Jack Bruce (1943 - 2014)
  • John McVie
    Member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then Fleetwood Mac.

The mass-produced electric bass guitar was introduced by Leo Fender in 1951, but did not achieve popularity until the late 1950s, after which it gradually became the predominant string bass instrument in most genres other than Jazz and Classical music. Musicians who only play traditional double-bass should not be included in this project


Notable Bass Guitarists (in no particular order, yet)