Bassist Carol Kaye played bass in studio gigs for more than 10,000 tracks, including probably all the bands you know from the 60’s and 70’s, and all the popular movies and TV shows. Her bass sound created the backdrop to the nation’s pop culture during that time. Here’s a short video about her:
To learn more about her remarkable career, spanning 55 years, check out the Wikipedia entry: Carol Kaye
Unsung icon, indeed.