Our contributor, Steve Fishman, has played bass himself with the likes of Paul McCartney and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Steve’s heart skipped a beat when he came across a battered Ampeg B-15 amp with the name “James Jamerson” stenciled on the side.
Steve calls Jamerson the Jimi Hendrix of bass players. He says Jamerson’s bass line drove the Motown sound. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Jamerson in the year 2000. The museum might want to display the amp, but only if History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán can prove Jamerson owned it.
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Hollywood Sign Is this a piece of the original Hollywood sign?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Korean War Letter What does this letter reveal about a forgotten act of heroism during the final days of the Korean War?
- Also in Season 10 Lincoln Oath Was this note penned by Abraham Lincoln?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Stalag 17 Portrait What happened to the artist of this portrait made in a German POW camp?
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