To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Bobby Graham (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bobby Graham
Birth name Robert Francis Neate
Born (1940-03-11)11 March 1940
Edmonton, North London, England
Died 14 September 2009(2009-09-14) (aged 69)
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation(s) Session musician, drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1960s–2009

Bobby Graham (11 March 1940 – 14 September 2009) was an English session drummer, composer, arranger and record producer. Shel Talmy, who produced The Kinks, David Bowie and The Who, described Graham as "the greatest drummer the UK has ever produced."[1]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    3 650
    2 978 809
    736 681
  • Fearlessly pushing the edge of musical collaboration: Graham Reynolds & Bill Burgess at TEDxAustin
  • The Making Of Childish Gambino's "Redbone" With Ludwig Göransson | Deconstructed




Born Robert Francis Neate at North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, North London, England, Graham became a member of The Outlaws and worked with Joe Meek.[2] He left to join work with Joe Brown in 1961.[2] Graham was a part of the British elite session team (comparable to the American "Wrecking Crew") made up of artists such as Big Jim Sullivan, Vic Flick and Jimmy Page.

Graham played on 13 number one singles, including those by The Dave Clark Five, Englebert Humperdinck, Peter and Gordon, Jackie Trent, The Kinks, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield, and appeared on a total of 40 UK top five hits (10 number two hits; 4 number 3 hits; 6 number 4 hits; 7 number five hits; 107 top 50 hits - 1155 days in the charts). In a discography that counts approximately 15,000 titles, he played on hits by John Barry, Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Billy Fury, Herman's Hermits, Benny Hill, Rod Stewart, Dave Berry, Joe Brown and The Bruvvers, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, Brenda Lee, Lulu, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, The Pretty Things, PJ Proby, Van Morrison, Them, The Walker Brothers, and Marianne Faithfull.[3]

Graham also toured the UK as drummer in his own jazz band.


On 14 September 2009, Bobby Graham died at the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England after battling stomach cancer for five months. He was 69.

Recording credits

Graham played on over 15,000 titles,[4] including:


  • Patrick Harrington: The Session Man (Broom House Publishing Ltd., 12 Nov 2004) - ISBN 0-9549142-0-1


  1. ^ "UK's king of drums dies at 69". 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Graham career". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Kinks and Tom Jones drummer dies". BBC News. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  4. ^ Herrington and Graham, The Session Man: The story of Bobby Graham, the UK's greatest session drummer, Broom House Publishing Limited, Monmouthshire, 2004 p 9
  5. ^ Herrington, Patric and Bobby Graham, The Session Man: The Story of Bobby Graham, the UK's greatest session drummer, Broom House, Raglan, 2004, p. 129

External links

This page was last edited on 28 January 2018, at 16:55
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.