Tag Archives: bassist

On January 10, 2022.

On January 10, 2022, John Burke Shelley died aged 71. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and bassist of the band Budgie.

On September 3, 2017.

On September 3, 2017, Walter Carl Becker died aged 67. He was musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. He has briefly been member of the group China Crisis, and has recorded two solo albums:

  • 11 Tracks of Whack(1994)
  • Circus Money(2008)


On January 31, 2017.


On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, bassist, and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family,  Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.


On January 6, 2009.


On January 6, 2009, Ronald Franklin Asheton died aged 60. Being guitarist, bassist, actor and songwriter, he was best known as founding member (together with Iggy Pop, his brother Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander) and guitarist of The Stooges. In 2014, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 60 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.