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29th January 1936

James Jamerson

American bassist

James Lee Jamerson was an American bass player. He was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s, and is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As a session musician he played on 30 Billboard #1 hits, as well as over 70 R&B #1 hits, more than any other bass player in both categories.

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  • Lived from
    1936 - 1983 (Died age 47)
  • Birthday:
    29th January 1936
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Aquarius
  • Place of Birth:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Country:
    United States of America

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