Drummer - Rock
Bands: The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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.