Carol Kaye

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Birthday
24, 1935
Birthplace
Washington
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Washington

About

Accomplished bass guitarist who played on many albums, including Pet Sounds (the Beach Boys' eleventh recording). She also recorded tracks with Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, and numerous other musicians.

Before Fame

She began working as a guitar teacher when she was still in her teens and later began her musical career as a Los Angeles-based jazz and bebop guitarist.

Trivia

She was frequently hired for session projects by music producers Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys) and Phil Spector.

Family Life

She grew up in Washington state as the daughter of musicians Dot and Clyde Smith.

Associated With

She played on Ritchie Valens' popular track "La Bamba."