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Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain died.

No, this isn’t on a cultural par with David Bowie or Glenn Fry.  Not even close.  It still sucks though.

Jimmy Bain was a bass player.  He played with Ronnie Dio’s band in the 80’s.  For me, the really important gig he had was with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.  He, along with Ronnie Dio, were part of the line up that recorded Rainbow’s second record.  Rainbow Rising.  In the grand scheme of things, it’s not that big a deal.  To me though, it was a great line up that made a great record and followed it up with a pretty great live record.  Blackmore, Dio, Bain, Tony Carey, and the late great Cozy Powell.  Three of those guys are dead now.

Getting old really sucks.

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