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Willie Weeks

Bassist
Male
Born Aug 5, 1947

Willie Weeks is an American bass guitarist. He has gained fame performing with famous musicians in a wide variety of genres. He has been one of the most in-demand session musicians throughout his career. Weeks has also gained notoriety touring with many of rock's heavyweights throughout his career. In 2006–2007 he was most visible as the chosen bassist for Eric Clapton's house band, during his world tour with the Crossroads Guitar Festival.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - 13 days ago
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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on August 5, 1947.

TEENAGE

1962 14 Years Old 1 More Event
Weeks played a 1962 Fender P-Bass through an Ampeg SVT amplifier on the recording (though it had initially been reported that he played through an Ampeg B-15).
1963 15 Years Old Weeks used a sunburst 1963 P-Bass during Clapton's 2008 European Summer tour.

FIFTIES

2000 52 Years Old Weeks appeared in the films Blues Brothers 2000 (in a fictional supergroup along with other musicians he's worked with) and Lightning in a Bottle. … Read More
2006 58 Years Old …  In 2006–2007 he was most visible as the chosen bassist for Eric Clapton's house band, during his world tour with the Crossroads Guitar Festival. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old Weeks also played bass at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 61 Years Old On the 2009 Australasian and British tours, Weeks played Fender, Kay and Alleva Coppolo basses.
2014 66 Years Old In 2014 he began using his "WW" Willie Weeks signature bass by Bee Basses.
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