Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays bassist, dies aged 58

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The Guardian

Guitarist and brother of frontman Shaun hailed as a ‘true pioneer and legend’ by band whose sound was driven by his bass lines

Paul Ryder, the bass guitarist who helped power the hugely popular “baggy” funk sound of the Happy Mondays, has died aged 58.

A message posted on the band’s social media said:

The Ryder family and Happy Mondays band members are deeply saddened and shocked to say that Paul Ryder passed away this morning. A true pioneer and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time. Long live his funk x

Continue reading… July 15, 2022 at 09:09PM Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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