The humble bass guitarist is an under-appreciated beast. Yet try to imagine the last six decades of popular music without James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Jaco Pastorious or John Paul Jones, to name but a few.
To celebrate MusicRadar's 2014 Bass Expo, we asked you to submit your nominations for the greatest bassist of all time.
We then whittled your suggestions down to a top 60 and the voting began in earnest. So, without further ado, in reverse order, we present the 60 greatest bassists of all time as voted for by you.
Kicking things off in style at number 25 is Curtis Mayfield's super-funky early 1970s bassman, Joseph 'Lucky' Scott.
Listen: Curtis Mayfield - We Got To Have Peace (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test)