All Quiet Now: Louis Johnson. Brother Bass.

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean and Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. His death was confirmed by his nephew Troy on Instagram. “I’ve never been given parts to play in my whole life. I’m the most rare bass player in the whole world,” Johnson told Rolling Stone contributing writer Steve Knopper in 2013 for the upcoming book “MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson.” “No one ever gave me music paper to read; no one ever...

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