William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953), is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 19th, 1953 (Buffalo)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||W80444||10-in.||2/18/1927||For Mary and me||Ray-O-Vacs||Male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W80445||10-in.||2/18/1927||When I first met Mary||Ray-O-Vacs||Male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W80454||10-in.||2/21/1927||High-high-high up in the hills||Ray-O-Vacs||Male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
|OKeh||W80455||10-in.||2/21/1927||Rock me to sleep in an old rocking chair||Ray-O-Vacs||Male vocal duet, with piano||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sheehan, Billy," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106515.
Sheehan, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106515.
"Sheehan, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.
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