was a member of the group Air and who appeared on their eponymous 1971
debut. He was also a member of
Moogy and the Rhythm Kings, with Mark “Moogy” Klingman, Ralph
Schuckett, and John Siomos.
In 1972, he
began a musical collaboration with Todd Rundgren, playing bass and cello on
his albums, Something/Anything?
and A Wizard, A True Star. He did the same on 1974’s Todd and Utopia and 1975’s Another
Live, on which he also chipped in on vocals.
In 1976, he
appeared on Dan Hartman’s Images,
Bette Midler’s Songs for the
New Depression, Todd Rundgren’s Faithful, and Martha Velez’s American Heartbeat.
He performed bass duties on 1978’s Bird of Paradise by Tony Bird, Moogy II by Mark “Moogy” Klingman, Cheryl Ladd’s
self-titled debut, and Back to the
Bars by Todd Rundgren.
In 1979, his
bass lines graced two Desmond Child albums, Desmond Child & Rouge and Runners in the Night, as well as Ellen Shipley’s
eponymous effort and X-Static by
Daryl Hall & John Oates. He
reunited with Hall & Oates on 1980’s Voices and 1981’s Private
Eyes, and was a member of their touring band.
In 1982, he
played bass on Anyone Can See by
Irene Cara, Bobby McFerrin’s self-titled album, and New Jersey
by Joe Piscopo. Then he did a
couple of Clarence Clemons albums, Rescue
in 1983 and Hero in 1985. In the mid-‘80s, he worked on
three albums with Roger Daltrey:
Can’t Wait to See the
Movie, The Pride You Hide,
and Under a Raging Moon.
In the 1990s,
he became involved in the music department of the highly successful Pokemon franchise, arranging,
composing, performing and producing music for the movies and TV series. He filled similar roles on Yu-Gi-Oh: Music to Duel By and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie, in the new
In 2006, he
played electric bass on a trio of Neil Rosengarden CDs, Insurgency, Insurgency! Everybody to Get from Street!, Some of the Things We Do, and Upsidedown Furniture.
not fulfilling his duties as 4Kids’ Music Director, John still
performs as a member of The Mar-Tays.