This Day In Rock. Wherever I Lay My Bass…
Palladino was born to Italian father in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct 17, 1957.
He originally played guitar, starting at age 14. He switched to bass as a teenager and began playing professionally by age 20. He soon worked with Jools Holland and Paul Young, and played fretless bass onI, Assassin by Gary Numan in 1982. This led to him playing fretless bass for many high profile artists like Peter Gabriel, David Gilmour and Don Henley.
During the 1990s, he alternated between fretless and fretted bass as well as between 4-string and 6-string bass. He played with artists like Melissa Etheridge, Elton John and Eric Clapton. His session playing then grew to include soul artists like D'Angelo, Common and Erykah Badu. He toured and recorded with The Who after the death of John Entwistle and later became a member of the John Mayer Trio.