ABBA bassist Rutger Gunnarsson passed away

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Alvaro Martín Gómez A., May 8, 2015.

  1. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

  2. woodyng

    woodyng

    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Very Sorry to hear this,he's a big reason i still love listening to Abba.
    RIP,Rutger.
     
  3. BBQV

    BBQV

    Feb 13, 2010
    Uppsala, Sweden
    A truly gifted musician has left the building for good. Sadly missed not only here in Sweden.
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Great player!
    RIP...
     
  5. buzzbass

    buzzbass

    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    Bummer, RIP Rutger
     
  6. A.K.

    A.K.

    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    RIP. That really sucks. An immensely talented bass guitarist.
     
  7. He really had a big sound - perfect for that band.
     
  8. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Bad year for bass players.

    Just listen to the line on this song. Brilliant playing there!

    RIP Rutger Gunnarson.

     
  9. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
  10. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    he MADE their sound !

    RIP

    STOP DYING ON US, BASSISTS !
     
  11. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP.
     
  12. Oh man, simply stunning pop bass playing by this talented fellow! RIP. BEAUTIFUL flowing lines. As above, KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU & Dancing Queen were two fantastic examples of many.
     
  13. The Mouse

    The Mouse Guest

    Jun 2, 2009
    I have played in several ABBA tribute acts over the years. And it was the best thing I could have done as a player without a doubt. Always loved and appreciated Rutgers playing and arrangements. Very sorry to hear of his passing.. A brilliant musician.
     
  14. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa
  15. RIP very underrated bassist some of ABBAS bass lines were amazing