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Born: 4th October 1947, Denton, Texas, USA.
American bassist, most known for his work in [a168907]. His early career began in "The Bohemians" with [a71872], with whom he played on Buckley's solo album.
Fielder worked for a period in "Mastin & Brewer" (Later to become [a262456]), before working in Zappa's "MOI" band on rhythm guitar alongside bassist Roy Estrada for the "Absolutely Free" album. "Mastin & Brewer" ex manager, [a289130], then managed [a58696] so, when bassist [a420696] left due to passport problems, Fielder was called in by Mowhawk. (Another Zappa connection is Mohawk, aka [a774575], married ex Zappa musician [a893328] - aka Essra Mohawk - aka 'Uncle Meat')
Palmer later returned to the band and Fielder then became a member of Blood, Sweat & Tears, thanks to an earlier friendship struck with [a255185] during the latter's time in [a252489]. Fielder played on six of the band's albums and cites their appearance at Woodstock as one of the highlights of his career. In 1977 he joined the line-up of [a123159]'s band.