Jimmy Bain – Rainbow Bassist – Has Died

As if we haven’t had enough bad news this year in the music world, Jimmy Bain has died aged 68.


Bain was recruited by Ritchie Blackmore to join Rainbow and played bass on their legendary “Rising” album, as well as live album “On Stage”. He was fired from the band in 1977.

The following year, he formed Wild Horses with former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, releasing two albums in the early 1980s. Bain then went on to co-write music with his friend Phil Lynott for his two solo albums.

1983 saw Bain join DIO, co-writing many of their hits including “Rainbow in the Dark” and “Holy Diver” during a very successful tenure with the band.

In recent times Jimmy Bain was a member of Last In Line, alongsideVivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Andrew Freeman. The band performed on Def Leppard’s cruise just last week.

As yet I don’t know what is the cause but as with the others lost this year, the music will live on.

R.I.P Jimmy.

Rev Grim

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  • james pisano

    Well don Grim! It has been a terrible year already for music! Rainbow was never one of my favorites, but they had a few songs I really like!