Timeline: November

This Month In Bass History November
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This Month In Bass History November

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8TH Led Zeppelin release its fourth, self-titled album. 1971

11TH Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley dies after a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia. 1972 • Bill Wyman loses his driver’s license and is fined after caught speeding in his Mercedes. 1972

17TH The Who’s double album Quadrophenia enters the UK album chart, peaking at No. 2. 1973 • Jethro Tull bass player John Glascock dies as the result of a congenital heart defect. 1979

19TH Greg Ridley, bassist with Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, dies from pneumonia. 2003

20TH Upright virtuoso Gary Karr is born. 1941

21ST Queen and David Bowie hit No. 1 with “Under Pressure.” 1981

22ND Aston “Family Man” Barrett is born. 1946 • Tina Weymouth is born. 1950

25TH Donald “Duck” Dunn is born. 1941 • The Band holds a fi nal, start-studded concert, “The Last Waltz,” at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. 1976

26TH John Rostill, former bassist for the Shadows, dies after being electrocuted in his home studio. 1973

26TH John McVie is born. 1945 • Cream plays their farewell concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 1968

30TH Nashville session legend Bob Moore is born. 1932 • Sly and the Family Stone’s “Family Affair,” with Sly Stone on bass, hits the No. 1 spot. 1971

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Lowdown: November 2012

SHEESH. I TAKE THIS EDITORIAL GIG JUST LIKE ANY PLAYING GIG THAT COMES MY WAY— very seriously. Bass Player was there for me when I was a beginning bass player some 20+ years ago, and I owe it to the community at large to do my best to ensure the magazine is of the high quality that we all deserve.