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In memory of Mark Adams (R.I.P.)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by BassLife77, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. BassLife77


    Nov 13, 2009
    San Diego
    The great Mark Adams, who inspired many young bass players, passed away early this morning. This is confirned by childhood friend and Ohio native Steve Arrington. http://twitter.com/Steve_Arrington One of the greatest "feel and groove" bassists ever. He played bass and co-wrote the #1 R&B hit "Slide" at the mere age of 16. He will be missed
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  2. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm sorry to hear about this. Slide was one of those anthem songs the bassists played back when I was in high school.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Damn! R.I.P. brother Mark! I was so hoping he was going to come back and play with the band again!

  4. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    RIP, he was a killer player,
  5. The Funk has lost another great.

    RIP Mark.

  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    one of my MAIN inspirations!!! "Slide" was my theme song many years.
    R.I.P., Mark.
  7. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Damn. Any idea why?

    Mark Adams is one of my favorite all time bassists. Very innovative. Sort of the funk version of Chris Squire.

    This is very sad news.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dude was flat out NASTY! And to think, he was a kid when "Slide" was released.
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Heaven just got a whole lot funkier.
    RIP Mr. Mark.
  10. This...
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    OH MY GOODNESS!!!:bawl:

  12. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Rest in Peace.. Slave was one of my favorite bands in the late 70s early 80s.. In fact Slide was one of the first songs I learned to play on bass..
  13. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Fife, WA
    Rest In Peace Mark.
  14. MisterV619


    May 15, 2006
    A great loss indeed. I wish Bass Player mag would have done more in depth coverage on him. Loved his playing style and his tone.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    Yes it is.

    Yeah, keep on wishing.

    I remember when I first heard Slide. All I can say is(I'm speechless).

  16. DrSmaggs


    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    such infectious grooves!

  17. leehoop


    Jan 21, 2006
    Chicago, Ill.
    slide was the first song I learned to play on bass, RIP Mark Adams you will be missed. Heaven just got a little more funkier!!!!!!
  18. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Damn, Mark was the player that started it all for me. Slave is still one of my all time fovorite bands.

    R.I.P Mark Adams

    Slave was the very first concert I ever attended. It was 1981 with "Bohannon" at The Palladium Ballroom NYC. I still have the ticket stub.
  19. Sounbwoy

    Sounbwoy Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Clayton, NC
    I just posted as well so I'll remove mine and add to this thread. So sad. Really. Also one of my main influences and bass heroes.
  20. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    yeah guys,... i couldn't resist.

    i just had play a few bars of SLIDE!!!!! :bassist: