Bass guitarist with the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield who also collaborated with groups like Village.
He was in a fairly successful high school band, then joined a group that eventually, after he had left, became Steppenwolf.
He was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1996.
He is from Liverpool in Nova Scotia, Canada.
With the Mynah Birds, Palmer met guitarist and singer Neil Young and another young musical prodigy by the name of Rick James.