Geddy Lee (center) has been named the greatest bassist of all time by Music Radar. Lee’s list includes a total of 30 musicians and has been voted on by the public.
The web portal Music Radar He decided to hunt for the best musicians in the world, according to his readers. The aim is “to build the best band of all time, Frankenstein style” they affirm. The methodology to build such a list has been to ask its readers about the best musicians of the different decades (from the sixties to the last decade) categorizing them into singers, guitarists, drummers, bassists and keyboardists. These are the results of the bassist list.
On the podium we find Geddy Lee, bassist for the Canadian rock band Rush. Follow him Jaco Pastorius. This is not only the bassist of Weather Report, but in 1988 it was already included in the “Down Beat Hazz Hall of Fame” for his bass skills. And the bronze is for the bassist of The Who, John Entwistle. A musician who was selected as the best bassist of all time by the readers of the magazine Rolling Stone.
At this point, the remaining 27 bassists are members of rock, jazz, punk or metal bands. The bassist of the most famous rock group in history, Paul McCartney of the Beatles, occupies the fifth position. Chris Squire from Yes it follows in sixth position.
Two positions below are John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin Y Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In tenth position, we change slightly genre and focus on metal with Cliff Burton from Metallica. Robert Trujillo, of the same group is in twenty-seventh position. Another abrupt change occurs in position 16, occupied by the youtuber Davie504. A decision that caused controversy.
The extravagant Bootsy Collins could not be absent and has his place on the list at position 18. And in the jazz line, Marcus Miller, the bassist of Miles David, was also chosen by the readers of Music Reader, who awarded him the twentieth second location.
In the queue are Guy Pratt, who has worked with artists such as Madonna O David Gilmour and finally Shavo Odadjian, bassist of System Of A Down.