Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Elton John Has Paid Tribute to his Late Bassist Bob Birch
The singer gave a heartfelt tribute to his late bassist Bob Birch. The musician was found dead yesterday morning. He was 56 years of age. His former boss Elton John has joined fans in paying tribute to the bassist. He had worked with Robert Wayne Birch on a long term basis and he said that he cannot find the words to describe the tragic death. The late musician was discovered lifeless in his home. He is survived by a wife Michel and a son Jonathan. Having working with Elton for the best part of 20 years, the two had become firm friends. They played 1400 concerts together and John says that in all their years together he never sang or played a bad note.
- Paying tribute to a tremendous musician: On the 15th of August Birch’s body was discovered in Los Angeles. Reports indicate that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police have not yet confirmed details of the suspected case of suicide.
Ed Winter is the Los Angeles County Assistant Coroner Chief and he gave an interview to the BBC about the case. He says that this death is being investigated as a suicide even if they have not discovered a suicide note yet. The later artist had started playing with Elton John in 1992 and has been the main contributor of bass for the singer’s most recent recorded output. One of the highlights was the critically acclaimed 1995 album titled ‘Made in England’ as well as ‘Peachtree Road’ which was released in 2004.
A great career ends
During his active career Robert Birch played live concerts and recorded with a number of artists including Courtney Love, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and Rufus Wainwright. This is a sample of one of his contributions to the catalogue: