James Gadson

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Birthday
17, 1939
Birthplace
Missouri
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Missouri

About

Known for his work with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, this popular R&B session drummer also recorded with Bill Withers, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and Paul McCartney, among other prominent musicians.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he played with a funk band called Dyke and the Blazers.

Trivia

He had a cameo role in the 2009 Adam Sandler film Funny People.

Family Life

He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

Associated With

He played drums on several Beck Hansen albums, including Morning Phase and Sea Change.