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Electric Bass Guitar Players

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  • Chris Squire (1948 - 2015)
    Christopher Russell Edward Squire (4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015) was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes. ...
  • 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 Thin Li...
  • 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)