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English, Joe (7th February 1949-Present)

He is a drummer who was born in Rochester, New York.  He began as a member of the Syracuse based Jam Factory, who would relocate to Macon, Georgia, and become the Tall Dogs Orchestra.

He was auditioned by Paul McCartney , in a basement in New York, after answering an advertisement for a drummer.  Becoming part of the group Wings , he first worked on the Venus and Mars album.  By the time they recorded Wings at the Speed of Sound he was singing lead vocals on “Must Do Something About It”.  He started to become disenchanted through the London Town Sessions and returned to Macon to join Sea Level.

He went through Christian Salvation in the late 1970s and formed the Joe English Band that would go on international tours with other Christian bands and make several recordings.  In 1986 he performed in the band Pieces of Eight and then in the late 1980s he became a member of the Compassion All Star Band.

He appeared in movies as himself in Rockshow and as a book publisher in the 2005 Runt.

Suffering from chronic problems in his ankles he has been unable to play drums since the late 1990s.

Paul McCartney & Wings Recordings
Lunchbox/Odd Sox (Paul McCartney )

Here he is drumming with Wings on “Jet”…