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have had an incredible life and now I have written my Memoir's to
share with my fans and with music enthusiasts.
career began when I was a sophomore in highschool. It started in San Louis
Obispo, California, SLO Highschool. I was in a Band called The Sentinals and we had a #1 West Coast hit called "La Tinia". This was my
first taste of traveling and being part of a band.
After The Sentinals, my good friend Lee Michaels and I left for Hollywood to pursue
our musical careers. A year after we arrived, I heard that The Turtles were looking for a drummer, they called me down to the studio to try me
out on some session work, the first song we recorded was "Happy Together",
we got it in one take! The producer, Bones Howe said "Get that drummer!",
and the rest is history. I played on 10 of The Turtles hits " She'd
Rather be with me", "You Showed Me" and "Elenore",
which I co-wrote, to name a few, it was a great ride! I have lots of great
stories to tell, its all in the book.
After The Turtles, I went on to join C S N & Y and played on the "4 Way
Street" tour and live album. I also played on some of their individual
works such as Graham Nash's "Songs for Beginners" and Neil Young's
live album "Time Fades Away" also his hit single "Ohio"
and Stephen Stills self-entitled album "Stephen Stills" and also
the "Crosby/Nash" album totaling 7 albums in all. I have many
great stories to tell about the music and the times.
From Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, I went to San Francisco and joined the Jefferson Airplane which turned into Jefferson Starship, I was the only
drummer to play in both the Jefferson Airplane and the Jefferson Starship playing on their biggest hits such as "Miracles", "Count
on Me", "Ride the Tiger", "With your Love" and
many more, totaling 10 albums in all. With such great artist and characters
as Grace Slick, Marty Balin and Paul Kantner, my book is filled with personal
stories and intimate relationships. I've played on over 100 albums and 20
hope that you enjoy my stories as I recall the days of my life as a member
of all these Super-groups and the memories of what seemed like Rock 'n'
Roll heaven, but are certainly Rock 'n' Roll history.
Legendary Life of a Rock Star Drummer