Carol Kaye

Session musician, Record Producer

1935 –

67

Who is Carol Kaye?

Carol Kaye is an American musician, best known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists in history, playing on an estimated 10,000 recording sessions in a 55-year career.

As a session musician, Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She played guitar on Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and is credited with the bass tracks on several Simon & Garfunkel hits and many film scores by Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin. One of the most popular albums Carol contributed to was the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.

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Born
Mar 24, 1935
Everett
Also known as
  • Kaye, Carol
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Washington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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