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RIP Joe Osborn.....

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bmac314, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. bmac314

    bmac314 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Rest In Peace Joe Osborn. You will be missed!

  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
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  3. Damn.
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  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    Man, day by day the icons are passing.:crying:

    Whatever you're going to do, don't wait. Time passes too quickly.

    RIP Joe. :(
  5. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    So sad to hear this. Joe has always been one of favorite bassists of all time, and is responsible for SOOOOOO many fantastic bass lines.

    RIP, Joe. You will be missed.
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    One of his best, IMO...
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  6. Sad news indeed, Fair Winds and Following Seas Joe.
    The consummate gentleman, you created an example for so many others to aspire to.
    And provided inspirations that continue on through to the present day.
    Thanks for all the great music!
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  7. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Fly on Joe...…………………………..
  8. LHbassist

    LHbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Reno, Nevada
    Link please? I just Googled this, no information on his death.
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  9. BassAgent

    BassAgent Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    True legend. Deserves as much credit as Jamerson, Kaye en Willie Weeks.
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  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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  11. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Helluva player. RIP
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  12. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    From post #313 on the thread "Who Played Bass On The Carpenters' Hits", by Joe's son David.

    Hey guys, it is with dreadful sorrow I must tell you all that Joe Osborn, my father died December 14th 3:13 pm, at home with his kids around him. He was diagnosed march 1st with pancreatic cancer which took his life at the age of 81. I put up a go fund me and if you, my talk bass friends could help me spread the word it would really help. Its called : the official Joe Osborn final expenses request: there could possibly be other fakes. Its posted on Lori land Osborn Facebook, my wife. I'm not asking for $ ...just help get the word out. Thanks again to all that sent birthday cards to dad. There is a lot of love and respect on this t.b. forum..for Joe and I sincerely thank you all
    From the deepest part of my soul. Dave. o
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  14. GMTA
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  15. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    This makes me very sad. RIP, Joe, and thank you for the music and inspiration.
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  16. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    RIP, Joe.
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Met him at NAMM many years back. Took me in the booth and showed me his new Lakland model. Talked so proidly of it. Treated me like he’d known me for years. What a cool dude. RIP
  18. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Very sad news. Joe you will always be great. Peace.
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  19. funkytoe

    funkytoe In Memoriam

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    One of the all time greats of the electric bass. Even the top studio musicians of his era praised Joe as being the best of the best. So many songs have caught my attention over the years only to find out in the liner notes that the bass line was performed (and likely created) by Joe Osborn. A giant. Thanks for the music Joe.
  20. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Played on so many great records and always played the perfect part. One of my favorite bass lines of this period (although I'll post the original version that he didn't play on because we've probably all heard the Grass Roots' ver4sion a million times).
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