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    Gregg, Bobby

    Session drummer who played on a string of seminal albums and songs, including Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited.  His riff at the beginning of "Like a Rolling Stone" is considered to be his most recognizable contribution to the musical fabric of the '60s.  When producer Tom Wilson decided to tart up Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence ", he chose Bobby as his drummer, and the newly revamped song went to #1.  Bobby recorded with a number of other artists and groups, as well, including Eric Andersen, Chubby Checker, Cyrkle, Janis Ian, Tommy James & The Shondells, Keith, Peter, Paul & Mary, and The Yardbirds.  He released one solo album, Let's Stomp and Wild Weekend, featuring Roy Buchanan on guitar.  Their recording of "The Jam" went to #29 in 1962.  In 1971, John Cale & Terry Riley handpicked Bobby to play on their album, Church of Anthrax.  He was also one of the original members of the soul outfit, Steve Gibson & The Red Caps.

     

    Simon & Garfunkel recordings

    The Sounds of Silence (Paul Simon )

     

    Sources:

    1. http://theband.hiof.no/band_members/bobby_gregg.html
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde
    3. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Bobby+Gregg/a/Bobby+Gregg.htm
    4. http://sabinal.blogspot.com/2005/06/bobby-gregg-friends-1962.html
    5. http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/gtindley.htm
    6. http://www.classicbands.com/whosangthatj.html
    7. http://www.oldies.com/product-view/05539G.html
    8. http://www.geosound.org/keith-interview.htm
    9. http://www.progreviews.com/reviews/display.php?rev=jctr-coa
    10. http://www.tommyjames.com/more.php?album=monymony
    11. http://cd.ciao.co.uk/Society_s_Child_Janis_Ian__5851029

     

     

            

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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