This Month In Bass History: August

1ST Bad Company bassist Boz Burrell born, 1946.
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1ST Bad Company bassist Boz Burrell born, 1946.

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2ND Motown’s James Jamerson dies at the age of 47, 1983.

3RD War bassist B.B. Dickerson is born, 1949. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his new band, Wings, 1971.

7TH Free bassist Andy Fraser is born, 1952.

9TH Elvis Costello & the Attractions bassist Bruce Thomas is born, 1954. Cars bassist Benjamin Orr is born 1955.

13TH Jefferson Airplane, with Jack Casady on bass, plays its live debut at the Matrix Club in San Francisco, CA. 1965.

14TH Sly & the Family Stone and Graham Central Station bassist Larry Graham is born, 1946.

15TH Beastie Boys bassist Adam “MCA” Yauch is born. 1969.

16TH Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy is born. 1980.

17TH XTC bassist Colin Moulding is born. 1955.

19TH Queen bassist John Deacon is born. 1951. A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott is unveiled in Dublin, Ireland, 2005.

20TH Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott is born, 1949.

25TH Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is born. 1949. Billy Joel bassist Doug Stegmeyer dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, 1995.

27TH Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock is born, 1956. No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal is born, 1970.