R.I.P. Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain

What is going on with 2016? January isn’t over and another great rocker is taken from us. This time it is Rainbow/Dio bassist Jimmy Bain. Details of his death haven’t been released but he was 68. Jimmy played with Rainbow from 1975-77 but he was best known for his time with Dio, especially on their first five albums. Less known is that he co-wrote with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy on some of his solo albums.

Dio

Dio

Okay, some may say that Jimmy Bain wasn’t the legend that some of the others who have recently passed but for me, he was a part of the band that made my 1980s. Therefore, I too will be listening to some Dio and early Rainbow over the next few days and it’s probably a given which album I’ll be posting about next.

R.I.P. Jimmy Bain

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to “R.I.P. Jimmy Bain”

  1. I know – I couldn’t believe it when I read about this on Mike’s site this morning. A real shame this.

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  2. Such a shame. Another one gone but always alive in the music. That’s their gift. x

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  3. I don’t ever recall a stretch like this in rock before! Another great loss. RIP

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