October 21, 1965 - Bill Black

Oct 21, 2012

By AM740 Staff

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Rockabilly bassist Bill Black died at the age of thirty-nine from a brain tumour. Black was the leader of Bill Black’s Combo and played bass for Elvis Presley. 

One of Black’s stand-up basses is now owned by Paul McCartney. It was purchased for him by his late wife Linda McCartney as a birthday present in the late 70s.

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