'You Really Got Me' drummer Bobby Graham dies

Graham played on over 15,000 records

'You Really Got Me' drummer Bobby Graham dies
Legendary session drummer Bobby Graham has passed away, aged 69.

Graham played on an estimated 15,000 records in his lifetime, including Petula Clark's 'Downtown', Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You' and 'Gloria' by Them. Alongside those acts, he also worked with The Kinks, playing drums on both 'You Really Got Me' and 'All Day And All Of The Night'.

The Kinks' producer Shel Talmy described Graham as "the greatest drummer the UK has ever produced", states Bobbygraham.com.

The session musician also claimed he was approached by Brian Epstein to replace Pete Best in The Beatles, but turned the offer down because the band weren't famous enough at that point.

Graham died at the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City on Monday (September 14), after a four month battle with stomach cancer. He is survived by his wife, Belinda, his son, Shawn, and his younger brother, Ian.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Superfood stream debut album 'Don't Say That' – listen
Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies
Joanna Gruesome announce 2015 London residency
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs live with Joan Jett - watch
Kenny G denies meddling in foreign affairs after attending Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
Ozzy Osbourne urges original drummer Bill Ward to rejoin Black Sabbath for final album
Courtney Love claims she and Dave Grohl have a £6k bet about strippers
Martin Scorsese to produce The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary documentary
Radio 1 to decide if they'll play 'UKIP Calypso' on Official Chart Show
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason compares Roger Waters to Stalin
Foo Fighters unveil second 'Sonic Highways' single - hear 'The Feast and The...
Noel Gallagher performs 'How Soon Is Now?' with Johnny Marr on stage in London – watch
16 people hospitalised after drug overdoses at Skrillex concert
Run The Jewels release second album early online for free
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction & more to play inaugural BBC Music Awards
Death Cab For Cutie say their new album will 'win back' fans
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses Kesha's Dr Luke abuse claims
U2 say their free album was 'a bottle of milk in people's fridge that they weren't...
New York festival CMJ hit by Ebola scare
Foo Fighters preview Washington DC episode of 'Sonic Highways' - watch
Cold War Kids push new album release to March 2015
Chvrches share anime inspired 'Under The Tide' video - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM