The entire family here at Ernie Ball Music Man would like to wish a very happy 60th birthday to our long-time friend, Randy Jackson!

Because he became such a massive celebrity while serving as a judge on American Idol, some of his newer fans may not realize that Randy started his career as a bassist. Randy’s career includes time as a member of Journey and Jean-Luc Ponty and Billy Cobham’s bands and as a studio and touring musician, playing with pop icons such as Céline Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna, rockers like Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Idol, Roger Waters, and Bon Jovi, and legends like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, and Elton John.

In addition to being a long-time Music Man bass player, Randy also helped in the development of our Ernie Ball Cobalt bass strings.


Happy Birthday Randy and here’s to 60 more!

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