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B.B. Dickerson of WAr

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassist15, Feb 5, 2007.


  1. bassist15

    bassist15

    Mar 6, 2006
    Indiana
    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

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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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  4. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    New Orleans, LA
    i like War. Great grooves, good basslines. BB is a good player.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    BB was a good player. He was murdered about 25 years ago.
     
  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    New Orleans, LA
    dang really? what happened?
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
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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;)
     
  8. Laguna J.

    Laguna J.

    Dec 10, 2002
    Liverpool, UK
    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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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Years ago, I read he had been shot. I would be very happy to be wrong in this case.:)
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know it's not always accurate, but a quick look on Wikipedia does not mention his death.
     
  11. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
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    It was War member saxaphonist Charles Miller that was murdered in 1980(during a robbery attempt).
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks Jauqo. Now I know I'm not completely crazy.:eek:
     
  13. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

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    No not completely :D
     
  14. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
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    I was going to mention the same thing. :confused:
     
  15. 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!
     
  16. Hes always loved fender bass guitars. Im his daughter i should know lol.
     
  17. yeah youre quite wrong.
     
  18. Im so blessed and glad to know that people are still listening to my dads music. keep the love of war alive!
     
  19. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    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

    The Carl

    Apr 3, 2013
    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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