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RIP Rocco Prestia

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ZuluFunk, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Darnn. Rest comfortably you groovy, groovy man.
  3. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Warm Pacific vibes coming from the west for you Rocco!
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  4. Just got to read this... Sending love, positive thoughts and prayers to this giant, a personal hero and one of the baddest and funkiest bass players ever...!
  5. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Prayers for him and his loved ones.
  6. johndb

    johndb Bass is the Place! Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    I had the great fortune to spend some time with Rocco around 2000-2001 when I was working with Bill Bartolini in Livermore on some special pickups. He's such a nice guy...a great talent and very humble. As a fellow transplant recipient, I know a little of what he's been through. Wishing you comfort and peace, Rocco.
  7. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Prayers and love coming your way. Peace be with you.
  8. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    One of my biggest inspirations and obsessions .
    ❤️ You Rocco
  9. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Just heard he passed. Rest In Peace Rocco
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  10. Rayjay

    Rayjay If that’s even my real name..

    Sep 27, 2014
    Lahaina, Maui, HI
    Do you have a source? Lots of rumors going around, people saying he’s still hanging on.
    EatS1stBassist and groooooove like this.
  11. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    David Garibaldi posted on his personal Facebook account Rocco passed away last night.
  12. The best funk player of all time, a mountain of a man. Thanks for the music, Mr Prestia.
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  13. RIP legend
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  14. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    We’ve lost Rocco tonight. So very sad.

    Rocco moved a serious amount of air, figuratively and literally, and like few others did. Sadly missed and fondly remembered.

    jwindham, NigelD, RiffwRiter and 4 others like this.
  15. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    Just heard of this...

    God... the hours I spent learning his basslines!

    Rest in peace, legend! You will continue to influence generations of bassists.
  16. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Truly one of the greats and a giant on our chosen instrument! Rocco has also been at the top of the heap as long as I've been playing, almost fifty years. What a F'n legacy!!!!!!!!!
    Fly on Rocco................................................
    LowMax, RiffwRiter, Winoman and 4 others like this.
  17. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Jacksonville, Fl
    One of the most original and influential Bassist of all time. Rest well.
    LowMax, RiffwRiter, Winoman and 4 others like this.
  18. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    That one hurt more than expected.

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  19. Mili


    Nov 14, 2015
    R.I.P :crying:
    Winoman and EatS1stBassist like this.
  20. stringtapper


    Jun 24, 2009
    Denton, TX
    I had just joined an established TOP tribute band a couple of months before the pandemic hit, so Rocco’s lines have been on my mind (if not under my fingers!) a lot this year.

    Rest In Peace
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