Entertainers and Celebrities
Throughout my musical career I have had the unique privelege and good fortune to have played music with many of the icons and celebrities of the day.
Below I have listed a few names ... forgive me if I have overlooked anyone.
Some of the folks are still with us and some have moved on...
Bonnie Bramlett ..
I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie promoting her first solo album.
During that time, 1973-1974, we toured the U.S.A., including Hawaii, and Canada, performing in many of the
Major Arenas, Concert Halls and Nightclubs of the day.
"I DONT WANNA GO DOWN THERE"... gospel traditional
BONNIE BRAMLETT AND THE ENTERTAINERS
Live performance from the "IN CONCERT" Television series
Dick Clark Productions 12/7/1973
I worked with Tim in the early
70's around So. Cal. in a variety
of venues, concerts and clubs.
* From Wikipedia...
Tim Rose worked in the late 1960s and 1970s with sidemen Bob Bowers, Felix Pappalardi, Alan Seidler, Tina Charles, Pierre Tubbs, B. J. Cole, Colin Winston-Fletcher, Micky Wynne, John Bonham, Les Podraza, Aynsley Dunbar, Alex Damovsky, John McVie, Andy Summers, Eric Weissberg, Russ Kunkel, Randall Elliot, Pete Sears, and his short-lived LA band featuring: Mike Baxter on keyboards, Shelly Scott on drums, Bob Zinner on guitar and Larry "Fuzzy" Knight on bass. He appeared on bills with Traffic, The Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors, Uriah Heep, Johnny Mathis, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Procol Harum, the Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, The Band of Joy, & Tim Hardin.
I worked with RB on many dates in So. Cal. venues 1972-74. and wrote a series of songs for him in 1972.
* From Wikipedia...
A nephew of Sam Cooke, Greaves grew up on a Seminole Indian reservation in the United States, but he moved to England in 1963. Greaves ... built a career both in the Caribbean and in the UK, where he performed under the name Sonny Childe with his group The TNTs. His debut recording "Take a Letter, Maria" was released under the name R.B. Greaves, and produced by the president of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegün.
By 1970, sales of this song totalled 2.5 million.
Greaves was often accompanied in So.California and vicinity by his long time guitarist/ band leader Phillip John Diaz, and keyboardist/ songwriter Mike Baxter.
who' s who in the gallery
THE PARIS SISTERS, JOHN PHILLIPS, MERRY CLAYTON, BRUCE JOHNSTON, BUDDY MILES, MICKY DOLENZ ,
BRENTON WOOD, DOUG KERSHAW, GARY LEWIS, ANSON WILLIAMS, PAT UPTON, JIM NABORS,
GARY U.S. BONDS, RUTH BROWN, JOHNNY WINTER, JIMMY GORDON, DAVID CARRADINE, JOHN MALO,
NOE FALCON AND CALIFORNIA GOLD, PHILLIP JOHN DIAZ AND THE OUTLAW BLUES BAND, LARRY "FUZZY" KNIGHT, EDDIE BERTRAND,
LEE OSKAR, TERI WILSON, STACY JONES, PATTI ALLEN, DIANNA LARKIN, CHESTER DENNIS JONES,
THE WIRED BAND , LOU ECHEVERRI , PATTI ALLEN AND MONSTER ROAD
RAFAEL TRANQUILINO, CHRIS LEIGHTON, LESLIE 'stardrums' MILTON, RICK J. BOWEN, LISSA RAMAGLIA, DR. JOHN HANFORD
ANDRE' THOMAS, JAMES KING, JAMES HOWARD, FARKO DOSUMOV, LONNIE J. WILLIAMS
In the Gallery above are just a portion of the talented folks I have made music with over the years.
Whether it was a casual jam or recording studio session, as a sideman or a bandleader.
All have touched my heart and I thank you for sharing your gifts.
I have Included here some of my new friends and colleagues from the Pacific Northwest.
Websites and reference sites :
* The list of sidemen, casual musicians and studio personnel I have worked with is extensive.
I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to name all of you ...But, I sincerely Thank you all.