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Morris “B.B.” Dickerson (1949–2021), bassist and vocalist with War

by Linnea Crowther

Morris “B.B.” Dickerson was the bassist and a vocalist for the classic funk-rock band War.


Dickerson was one of the founders of War in 1969. His distinctive basslines helped give the band their unmistakable funk-rock sound. Dickerson co-wrote some of War’s most enduring hits, including “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Summer.” He also provided vocals on some songs, including singing lead on 1972’s “The World is a Ghetto.” Dickerson recorded 12 albums with War before his departure from the band in 1979. In the 1990s, he reunited with some members of War to form the Lowrider Band.

Tributes to Morris “B.B.” Dickerson

Full obituary: Billboard


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