Jimmy Bain

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Bain in California, August 1983

James Stewart Bain (19 December 1947 – 23 January 2016) was a Scottish musician. He was best known as a bassist for the rock bands Rainbow and Dio with Ronnie James Dio. He also works with the Scorpions, John Cale, Gary Moore and wrote for Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. He was born in Newtonmore.

Bain died on 23 January 2016 while on the Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise from pneumonia caused by lung cancer at the age of 68.[1][2]

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  1. "Dio / Rainbow / Last in Line Bassist Jimmy Bain Died of Lung Cancer". Loudwire. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. "Former RAINBOW/DIO Bassist JIMMY BAIN Dead At 68". blabbermouth.net. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.