play Maximum Surf! and Hard Twang! Instrumentals
Friday, October 2, 2009, from 10:00 PM ‘til we’re done...
Our Favorite Neighborhood Bar
505 Eighth St.
NO cover! NO vocals!
Chris Butler, drumming
John Teagle, strumming
Ted Lawrence, melodious wiggling
Baker Rorick, boom, boom, boom
PEEVE DE JOUR: Bobby Graham, RIP.
[aside: people have often commented as to how much they liked my snare drum sound - the way its tuned...to which i answer - i tune it to the way Bobby Graham's snare sounded on "Could You, Would You" by Them. the sound quality sucks here, but it gives you a hint of how great and how great sounding a drummer he was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhcKtBrJhaM]
Legendary session drummer Bobby Graham has passed away, aged 69.
Graham played on an estimated 15,000 records in his lifetime, including Petula Clark's 'Downtown', Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You' and 'Gloria' by Them. Alongside those acts, he also worked with The Kinks, playing drums on both 'You Really Got Me' and 'All Day And All Of The Night'.
The Kinks' producer Shel Talmy described Graham as "the greatest drummer the UK has ever produced", states Bobbygraham.com.
The session musician also claimed he was approached by Brian Epstein to replace Pete Best in The Beatles, but turned the offer down because the band weren't famous enough at that point.
cb...where are you?
NEW YORK CITY