B.B. Dickerson of WAr

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  1. bassist15

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    I found a few videos of Eric Burdon and WAr. I always heard BB used a jazz bass but in the videos (1970) he was using a Gibson EB-3. Anyone have any information on the basses he used.
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  2. Dr. Cheese

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    I'm pretty sure he used Fenders most of the time. When I saw him live back in the seventies, he had a Fender (I can't remember which one.) BB Dickerson is special to me because the very first bassline i ever learned was one of his, "Heartbeat," from Why Can't We Be Friends?
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  3. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

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    i like War. Great grooves, good basslines. BB is a good player.
  4. Dr. Cheese

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    BB was a good player. He was murdered about 25 years ago.
  5. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

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    dang really? what happened?
  6. Brad Johnson

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    Funny thing about those Gibsons back then... I recently saw a video with Larry Graham playing one and Rock from the Ohio Players too. I didn't remember that at all.

    Almost as interesting as seeing Stanley Clarke playing a Ric right before he got his Alembic;)
  7. Laguna J.

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    umm, i'm pretty sure he's in the current version of the band called 'low rider' or something, so i guess that means he's still alive :)
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  8. Dr. Cheese

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    Years ago, I read he had been shot. I would be very happy to be wrong in this case.:)
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I know it's not always accurate, but a quick look on Wikipedia does not mention his death.
  10. JAUQO III-X

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    It was War member saxaphonist Charles Miller that was murdered in 1980(during a robbery attempt).
  11. Dr. Cheese

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    Thanks Jauqo. Now I know I'm not completely crazy.:eek:
  12. JAUQO III-X

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    No not completely :D
  13. hands5

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    I was going to mention the same thing. :confused:
  14. Lotus Blossom

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    You need to get your facts straight sir.. my father is Bb Dickerson and no he was NOT killed 25 years ago that was charles miller!
  15. Lotus Blossom

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    Hes always loved fender bass guitars. Im his daughter i should know lol.
  16. Lotus Blossom

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    yeah youre quite wrong.
  17. Lotus Blossom

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    Hes alive and ok.
  18. Lotus Blossom

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    Im so blessed and glad to know that people are still listening to my dads music. keep the love of war alive!
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    Absolutely one of the greatest bands in history, and your dad was a huge part of why.

    Here is my all-time favorite track:

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  20. The Carl

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    War was one of the most innovative bands of their era. They came thisclose to getting into the Rock Hall a few years ago, but it's tough to promote your band when they're on the road with just one member and a bunch of replacements. The other guys - who don't control the name War - are active as The Lowrider band.

    Did You Know: Jimi Hendrix jammed with War the night he died.

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