Jerry Scheff

Jerry Scheff: Bass guitar

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Jerry Scheff is a studio bassist who played for Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley (with whom he toured in the late 1960s), the Doors, and more.

His son Jason Scheff, while playing L.A. studios in the mid-1980s, auditioned for the band Chicago, eventually replacing Peter Cetera as their lead singer. The first Chicago album to feature Jason Scheff was Chicago 18. His song “Bigger Than Elvis” is a tribute to his father.

In late 2012, Backbeat Books published Scheff’s autobiography, Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, the Doors, and More.

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