Dee Murray

Born Apr 3, 1946

Dee Murray was an English bassist, best known as a member of Elton John's original rock band.

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1946 Birth Murray was born David Murray Oates in Gillingham, Kent, England on 3 April 1946.


1969 23 Years Old Before joining Elton John as his touring sidemen, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were members of the Spencer Davis Group in 1969. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old Murray and Olsson joined John as his road sidemen in 1970, and first appeared on disc with John on "Amoreena" from the 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection, though they were first featured on the live album 17-11-70. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old As of Honky Château in 1972, however, John exerted some of his skyrocketing popularity at the time, and convinced his record company to allow Murray and Olsson to also become full-time recording members of John's band. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old In 1975, after recording Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Murray and Olsson were released from the band because John wanted to achieve a different sound. … Read More


1977 31 Years Old In 1977, Murray briefly joined Procol Harum on a North America tour promoting their last 1970s album, Something Magic, although he never recorded with the group.
1978 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1978 and 1979, Murray worked as part of Alice Cooper's backing band.
1980 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Murray and Olsson returned to tour and play sessions with John, starting with "21 at 33" in 1980.
1982 36 Years Old Murray went on to contribute all the bass tracks on Jump Up! in 1982, and joined Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone for the Jump Up! … Read More


1992 46 Years Old Battling skin cancer for a number of years, Murray died in 1992 at the age of 45, in Nashville, Tennessee, after suffering a stroke. … Read More
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