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this Day In Bass History

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/28/65850536_02566fdeea_o.jpg" align="right" alt="Tina Weymouth" style="padding-left:5px">Happy 55th birthday to bassist Tina Weymouth of The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. Born Martina Michéle Weymouth on Nov. 22, 1950, she combined the minimalist art-punk bass lines of groups such as Wire and Pere Ubu with danceable, disco inflected riffs to provide the bedrock of the Heads' signature sound along with drummer and husband Chris Frantz. The couple, who have two sons, also participated in the Tom Tom Club side project. She has also recently worked with the Gorillaz.</p>
  2. PinkFloydDan


    Jul 4, 2005
    Her work with the talking heads is amazing. I had no idea it was a woman bassist playing until last night. She is awesome.
  3. lakiehelena


    Aug 2, 2005
    Marketing &amp; PR, Lakland
    Tina Weymouth is awesome, one of the most elegant bassists out there! Definitely one of my inspirations. :)
  4. djcruse


    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    Agreed. And Tina has certainly done quite a bit with quite a little. She fully admits she'd never played bass before joining The Talking Heads.