Michael Henderson, Bassist For Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder, Dies at 71

Henderson also played with Aretha Franklin, and had a number of solo hits within the past due '70s.

Michael Henderson, who earned acclaim as an avant-garde bassist with Miles Davis and later as a success R&B singer/

songwriter/manufacturer in his personal right, has died. News of the seventy one-12 months-vintage’s demise at his Atlanta home following

an undisclosed illness become showed on his Facebook web page Miles Davis  SEE LATEST VIDEOS, CHARTS AND NEWS The July 19 Facebook post reads in element

“Singer, Songwriter, Bass Innovator, Music Producer, Father and Son Michael Henderson has peacefully made his transition surrounded by way of circle

of relatives and cherished ones these days at his home, Atlanta Georgia… Bless his heart and 

soul… He touched the lives of many and lower back that love  via his many stay concert events, track recordings, social media, interviews

staked his claim as a teenager wunderkind/consultation musician in Detroit within the ‘60s. In addition to travelling with Stevie Wonder,

Henderson performed for lots of the most important Motown acts in the overdue ‘60s, such as the Four Tops, Martha 

Reeves & the Vandellas and Gladys Knight & the Pips — as well as Aretha Franklin and the DramaticsIn 2018’s Take Me I’m Yours:

Michael Henderson – The Buddah Years Anthology, Henderson referred to that he took up the bass guitar due to 

legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson He additionally recalled meeting Miles Davis following a Wonder

show at New York City’s Copacabana membership in 1970. And that’s whilst Davis instructed Wonder, “I’m taking your f–king bassist.” 

Said Henderson within the liner notes, “I changed into shocked that he stated that to Stevie.”  all through his almost seven years with Davis,