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Drummer Bobby Graham Dies Aged 69

1 October 2009 3,055 views No Comment

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Well respected UK session drummer Bobby Graham, who played on some of the biggest hits in the 60’s alongside Jimmy Page, has died at the age of 69. As the most in demand session drummer in the 60s, Bobbie is credited as having played on over 1500 UK hit singles. His unique drumming skills can be heard on hits such as the Dave Clark Five Glad All Over, The Kinks You Really Got Me, Dusty Springfield’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and the Walker Brothers Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore. Fontana released Graham’s first solo single in January I965. Skin Deep recorded at Phillips Studios with Jimmy Page, bassist Alan Weighel, organist Kenny Salmon, Arthur Greenslade on piano. The same line up appeared on Jimmy Page’s debut single She Just Satisfies.

bobbiegrahamalbumIn 1965 Graham produced an album for the French market. Credited to Le London All Star, British Percussion. Graham again used his session colleagues – guitarists Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin, bassist Alan Weighell. Drummers Andy White and Ronnie Verrall. His work with Jimmy is well documented on the web-site bobbygraham.co.uk.

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