The Greatest Bands Of All Time Would Not Be The Same Without These Legendary Bass Players

Every member of a band has a role to play that makes the group sound like one well-oiled machine, and one of these necessary elements is the bass. Whether electric or acoustic, the bass can totally make or break a track. These are the greatest bass players of all time.

John McVie Has Played With Fleetwood Mac For Five Decades

Part of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Fleetwood Mac, John McVie’s style on bass was of old-school rock and roll and “California smooth.” McVie has played with Fleetwood Mac for five decades and still surprises his bandmates today.

Fleetwood Mac Live At Sundown
Fin Costello/Redferns
Fin Costello/Redferns

Mick Fleetwood once told him, “You’re a monster, John.” For his part, McVie says, “I always try to get in with the kick drum… Mick [Fleetwood] knows where I’m going, and I know where he’s going, so the song locks — hopefully, anyway.”