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You Really Got Me Drummer Dies


09/17/2009
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(antiMusic) Bobby Graham who has been called the UK's greatest drummer, who played on some of the biggest hits of the 60s and also turned down the job of drumming for the Beatles, died of stomach cancer after a short fight with the disease. He was 69.

oneindia reports: The percussionist had played on more than 15,000 records, which saw him working with stars like The Animals, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.

However, one of his best efforts was the hit track 'You Really Got Me', which he recorded while sitting in for The Kinks' drummer Mick Avory. "When Dave [Davies] played the opening chords, Bobby forgot the complicated introduction he had planned, and just thumped one beat on the snare drum with as much power as he could muster," the Daily Express quoted the band's frontman, Ray Davies, as recollecting - more on this story



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