Happy Birthday to Jim Fielder – born October 4, 1947!
Jim Fielder (born in Denton, Texas) is an American bassist, best known for his work as an original member of Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Fielder attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California. While at Loara, the young Fielder befriended classmates Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett, a relationship that would launch Fielder into the music industry. Prior to joining BS&T he worked with Buckley, and he played in several other notable bands including Mastin & Brewer with Mike Brewer and Billy Mundi, The Mothers of Invention, and Buffalo Springfield.
Since his departure from BS&T, Fielder has worked extensively as a session musician. He is currently a standing member of Neil Sedaka’s band.