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Rick Laird where are you?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ONYX, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Just out of curiosity, does anyone here know what happened to Rick Laird AFTER his stint with Mahavishnu?

    I always thought that he was a fantastic bassist, but I'm not familiar with anything he did in later years. To be honest, I don't even know if he's still alive!!

    Any tidbits of info would be cool!!

  2. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    funny you mentioned him. i was talking up Mahavishnu to some "metal-kid" the other day. Trying to convince him that Laird and McLauhglin were incredible...as well as Cobham and Corea. he just shrygged and shuffled off in his baggy jeans and limp bizkit hat.
  3. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    There was an article on Rick Laird in the November '99 issue of BP.. appropriately titled, "Where Are They Now: Rick Laird." It's on page 10.
  4. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Okay...for those who don't have that issue of BP.....
    where is he????...:)
  5. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Well, I guess that answers my question! As always, the TB'ers come through.

    Thanks Ed!!! :)
  6. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Akk cent chew ate The Positive Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Rick Laird is Always one of the first bass players I talk about when I talk about being a young bassist in search of a sound and a role model...a seminal player! Rick Danko is always a part of that same conversation.
  7. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  8. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
  10. He's on Facebook.... so are Jerry Goodman and Billy Cobham. Just saying...