Phil Spalding Death – Phil Spalding, an English bass player has sadly passed away. Philip Spalding affectionately known to many as Phil Spalding, a session musician and player of Fender Precision Bass guitars died yesterday morning. He was 65 years old at the time of his passing. There was no cause of death given at the time of publication. Phil’s death has left the Spalding family devastated and shocked.
Dom Brown Music wrote, “Such sad news to hear that my friend and musician Phil Spalding passed away yesterday morning. Phil was an amazing bass player and hilarious to be around. Have worked on and off with Phil for 20 years. He will be missed. My thoughts are with his wife Helen and all his family and friends.”
Phil Spalding’s early life
Philip Spalding was born in London, England on November 19, 1957. He was an English bassist. He was best known as a session musician and Fender Precision Bass guitar player. He has shared the stage with Mick Jagger, Seal, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Elton John, and Randy Crawford, among others.
He was a successful child model at a young age, and he appeared in a television commercial for Smiths’ Crisps. Before joining rock artist Bernie Tormé in 1976, Spalding worked as a computer operator for a major bank. He later joined Original Mirrors before collaborating with Toyah in December 1980. He recorded and co-wrote songs for studio albums and toured with The Toyah Band until 1983.
He has since been a member of GTR and Mike Oldfield’s band. He has appeared on albums by Michel Polnareff, Suggs, Robbie Williams, and Kylie Minogue in recent years. All bass tracks on the Lion King soundtrack studio album were also recorded by Spalding. He appeared on BBC Oxford on July 28, 2008, as a former hepatitis C patient, to promote a vaccine trial for the disease.
Phil founded the Hep C Positive patient support group in Swindon and works with the charity Liver4Life to raise hepatitis C awareness. He joined Simon Townshend’s band for the ‘Secret Weapon’ UK tour in support of the album Looking Out, Looking In in February 2012. On February 12, 2020, Spalding played bass with The Who at their promotional acoustic concerts at Pryzm in Kingston, London. He was a Freemason who belonged to Westminster City School Lodge No. 4305.
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Phil Spalding have not been made by the family.
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