MICHAEL Henderson, the soul bassist behind the hit single You Are My Starship, has died at 71.
“Singer, Songwriter, Bass Innovator, Music Producer, Father and Son Michael Henderson has peacefully made his transition surrounded by family and loved ones today at his home, Atlanta Georgia,” the post read.
“Bless his heart and soul… He touched the lives of many and returned that love through his many live concerts, music recordings, 社交媒体, interviews and incessant touring, which he loved.”
Born in Mississippi, Henderson moved to the Motor City to play as a session musician.
Henderson was considered one of the first notable bass guitarists of the fashion era and one of the most influential jazz and soul musicians of the past 40 年.
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He played alongside R&B greats like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, 史蒂夫·旺德（Stevie Wonder）, the Dramatics, and Miles Davis throughout his career.
The bassist was known for his work with Davis during the 1970s, playing on his early fusion albums Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, and Agharta.
He also released several solo albums, beginning with 1976’s Gold.
He recorded and released his final solo album in 1986 with Bedtime Stories.
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