Wondering who are the most famous bass players ever? Here we have selected 50 best bass players of all time. It includes best female bass players, funk bass players and jazz bass players.
Do you know how popular Bassists are? We can literally put Heath Ledger on top in this list of greatest bassists ever and no one would bat an eye. People care so less about bass players that you can go on streets and place a 100$ bet with people to name any 5 bass players. In fact I can go on and say that people can’t even tell the name of the bassist of their favorite band. Not just common man but big publications, magazines and websites too care less about bassists and focus more on lead guitarists and singers.
However we here decided to bring out the gems of bassists in limelight to tell people how important bassists are in a band and in a song composition. It is the bassists who maintain the chord structure of the song and everyone else in the band follow his lead. These faceless legends never ask for fame or popularity but just focus on their work and play an integral part in the success of a song.
Here we have chosen 50 best bass players of all time:
Best Bass Players
50. Larry Graham
49. David Ellefson
48. Rudy Sarzo
47. Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
46. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
45. Noel Redding (The jimmi Hendrix Experience)
44. Bootsy Collins
43. Tony Levin
42. Gene Simmons (Kiss)
41. Stuart Hamm