Was Wilton Felder married?

Was Wilton Felder married?

In addition to his son, Mr. Felder’s survivors include his wife of 56 years, Geraldine; two daughters; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.

What instrument did Wilton Felder play?

tenor saxophone
Wilton Felder, who for many years had a successful dual musical career, playing tenor saxophone with the Crusaders and moonlighting as a busy session bass player on records by the Jackson 5 and others, died on Sept. 27 at his home in Whittier, Calif. He was 75.

Are any of the Crusaders still alive?

Wayne Henderson died on April 5, 2014. Joe Sample died in Houston on September 12, 2014. Wilton Felder died on September 27, 2015.

Who played bass on the Jackson 5 I Want You Back?

Wilton Felder
Wilton Felder was both a sax and bass player (hence the reason you see the photo above of him with a saxophone,) and one of the “holy grail” songs of all time when it comes to bass lines is when he put his talent to work on the Jackson 5 track I Want You Back.

Why did Wayne Henderson leave the Crusaders?

Henderson left the band in 1975 to focus on producing records and a freelance/solo career. He eventually reunited on record and on stage with his original Crusaders/Jazz Crusaders bandmates, starting in the mid-1990s. In 2004, he spoke to Tavis Smiley about his new Jazz Crusaders album Soul Axcess.

Did Tito Jackson really play the guitar?

Tito is taking advantage of his long life playing with his brothers and also honing his guitar skills touring with the B.B. King Blues Band. His first introduction to the late blues legend showed the star-crossed world Jackson lived in all these years.

Are any of The Jazz Crusaders still alive?

Does Wayne Henderson still build guitars?

Almost done. Though he’s already building archtop ukuleles, Henderson confessed that he has yet to build an archtop guitar. A box of cow bones will become the next few years worth of guitar nuts and saddles.

What happened to Wilton Felder from Crusaders?

Bass and saxophone player Wilton Felder, who was an original member of the Crusaders and performed on hundreds of recordings with artists such as Joni Mitchell and Michael Jackson, has died at his home in Whittier. He was 75. The cause of his death Sunday was complications from cancer, said his son, Wilton Felder Jr.

What did Paul Felder do for Evelyn Mitchell?

Felder was in high demand for recording sessions; it’s him on bass for the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” album and numerous tracks by Mitchell. “She’s a phenomenal composer and person,” Felder said of Mitchell in a 2006 interview with the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.

How did Richard Felder make his living?

In the meantime, Felder had also found a parallel way of making a living. After mastering the bass guitar, he entered the busy world of the Hollywood studios, where he made significant contributions to the landmark recordings of some of the leading soul and pop artists of the time.