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Bruce Gary

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Birthday ***, 1951
Place of Birth California
Death day August 22, 2006 (55 years old)
Zodiac Sign Aries
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Bruce Gary was an American musician who was best known as the drummer for the music group the Knack. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer, and recording artist. Born in Burbank, California, the young Gary was a bundle of energy and for that reason his parents allowed him to set up the drum kit that his cousin had offered him after getting bored with it. Gary left home at 15 and was drawn to the musical scene of Topanga Canyon, California. He made friends with guitarist Randy California. In the 1960s and early 1970s he played with bluesman Albert Collins. By the time he was twenty-four he was touring and recording with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Mick Taylor, who had just left the Rolling Stones. This stellar lineup also included jazz pianist Carla Bley. Gary also worked with Dr. John in the 1970s. In 1978, singer Doug Fieger asked him to join a group with guitarist Berton Averre.

Birth name Bruce Gary
Born April 7, 1951, Burbank, California, United States
Died August 22, 2006, Tarzana, California, United States
Genres Rock, Power pop, Blues-rock, Blues
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1969 - 2006
Associated acts The Knack, Bang
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About Bruce Gary

Grammy Award-nominated drummer who played with the new wave band The Knack, the group known for "My Sharona."

Bruce Gary before fame

He attended Ridgewood Military Academy because of his destructive behavior as a youth, leaving home when he was fifteen to pursue a musical career.

Achievement of Bruce Gary

He has worked with Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan.

Bruce Gary family life

He passed away from lymphoma when he was fifty-five years old.

Associations of Bruce Gary

He was influenced by Jimi Hendrix.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Bruce Gary

  • Musicians from Los Angeles County, California

Latest information about Bruce Gary updated on June 14 2021.

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