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Stanley Sheldon

Musician. Born: September 19, 1950, Ottawa, Kansas.

Stanley Sheldon was born on September 19, 1950 in Ottawa, Franklin County.

He is a rock bass guitar player known for using the fretless bass and for his work with Peter Frampton. He first performed with Frampton on the highly popular album Frampton Comes Alive in 1976 and played on later albums as well. He was bass player and co-writer with Frampton on the 2007 Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints. He toured with Frampton on the United Kingdom leg of the Thank You Mr. Churchill tour in 2011, the world tour for the anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive in 2011 and 2012, and the Guitar Circus tour in 2013.

Sheldon also toured, co-produced, and recorded with many other artists. In the 1990s he turned his focus toward Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas. As a part of his studies he traveled to former slave societies of 19th century Latin American and learned how these cultures influenced past music and how they still impact world music through “transformation and hybridization.”

In his free time, Sheldon teaches bass lessons in Shawnee at the Blues to Bach Music Center.

Entry: Sheldon, Stanley

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: July 2016

Date Modified: July 2016

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