John Barbata

From Drumstick Collector Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Johny Barbata
JohnyBarbata.jpg
Drummer - Rock

Bands: The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Drumsticks:

Johny Barbata (born (1945-04-01) April 1, 1945 (age 74)) is an American drummer, born in Passaic, New Jersey and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. Barbata was active in pop and rock bands in the 1960s and 1970s, both as a band member and as a session drummer. Barbata has served as the drummer for The Turtles (1966–1969), Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane (for its final album and tour only (1972)), and Jefferson Starship (1974-1978).

Biography

Already an established session drummer when he joined The Turtles, Barbata was one of the pioneering drummers who converted pop music rhythms from the down-beat rhythms of the 1950s to the off-beat rhythms that have dominated ever since.

His most famous band memberships have been: The Sentinals (1961-1965), The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Other notable collaborations include: The Strangers guitarist Joel Scott Hill and bassist Bob Mosley; other Jefferson Airplane members as session musicians on ex-member Grace Slick's album Manhole; Session musician for Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Dave Mason... and others, with over 60 albums to his "uncredited" credit.

Johny Barbata Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 2.

(0632-0633) Johny Barbata - autographed, pair drumsticks.