Prolific Artist Has Worked With Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & Jackson Browne
Chuck Rainey, a prolific bassist whose mile-long list of credits over the span of 43-plus years includes Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Steely Dan, suffered a stroke over the weekend, his wife said in a message to fans on Monday.
"Thank U Dear Friends for all the prayers and healing Light," Susan Rainey wrote on Facebook. "Chuck had a stroke Friday night but the prognosis is good for a full recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of U."
There were earlier, unconfirmed reports that Rainey, 71, was in ICU at a hospital outside Dallas-Fort Worth TX. A poster on the Talkbass.com message board said the session player suffered the stroke in Bedford, TX. Others described it as "massive."