Chuck Berghofer


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Musician, Bassist

Chuck Berghofer is the answer to such trivia questions as Who played bass on Nancy Sinatra's big hit "These Boots Where Made For Walking" and Who is playing the bass lick for the TV theme song for "Barney Miller."  Chuck has been a mainstay in the Los Angeles studios since the 1960s and worked with a long list of performers and styles over his amazing career.  Chuck was a member of the Wrecking Crew and toured with Frank Sinatra for eight years.  Among his most favorite gigs, jazz recordings with the likes of Zoot Sims and Stan Getz. Check out his remarks about working with Frank Sinatra!