Having recorded on over 2,000 albums, Leland Sklar has been the go-to player for A-list studio gigs and hard hitting tours alike.
James Taylor, The Doors, Toto, Phil Collins, Air Supply, Jackson Browne, Glen Campbell, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Art Garfunkel, Merle Haggard, Hall & Oats, Don Henley, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Rait, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, George Strait, Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer are seriously just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his discography.
So to honor the bass legend, here are a few clips of him in action, starting with this 1971 performance of "Country Road" with James Taylor and Carole King:
Here's a look at a 1990 performance of "Sussudio" live with Phil Collins"
And to cap it off, here is a performance from 2007 of Sklar performing "Rosanna" with Toto:
To learn more about Sklar check out this BP article about his unbelievable career: HERE