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|
|Years active||1969 - 2006|
|Associated acts||The Knack, Bang|
|IMDb||Bruce Gary's IMDb|
Grammy Award-nominated drummer who played with the new wave band The Knack, the group known for "My Sharona."
He attended Ridgewood Military Academy because of his destructive behavior as a youth, leaving home when he was fifteen to pursue a musical career.
He passed away from lymphoma when he was fifty-five years old.
He was influenced by Jimi Hendrix.
- Musicians from Los Angeles County, California
Latest information about Bruce Gary updated on June 14 2021.