Bill Lordan

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Bill Lordan
Born (1947-05-22) 22 May 1947 (age 67)
Genres Rock, Funk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussions, congas
Years active 1961-present
Associated acts Gypsy, Robin Trower, The Mystics

Bill Lordan (born May 22, 1947) is a rock music drummer[1] who has been in a number of bands, such as The Mystics, Gypsy, Robin Trower Band and Sly & The Family Stone. He began playing in sixth grade when his teacher offered after-school lessons.[2]


Lordan started his recording career with Gypsy, a progressive rock band from Minnesota, recording three albums with them from 1971 to 1973. He then joined Sly & The Family Stone. By 1974, Sly & The Family Stone released the album Small Talk. Along with violinist Sid Page,[3] The first drummer for Sly & The Family Stone was Greg Errico[4] who was succeeded on the album Fresh by Andy Newmark.[5]

In 1975, Lordan joined Robin Trower's band debuting on the album For Earth Below. He stayed with Trower until 1987, his last recording during his stint being the B.L.T. album with Jack Bruce. He played with the Darrell Mansfield Band, the Dave Steffen Band and The Chris Aaron Band before starting his own band, The Bill Lordan Experiment, in 2000.



  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2003-03-31). All music guide to the blues: the definitive guide to the blues. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 559–. ISBN 978-0-87930-736-3. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bill Lordan". Drum Solo Artist. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Sly & The Family Stone—Small Talk". Head Heritage. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  4. ^ Junior, Chris M. (27 August 2013). "The Beat Goes On For Sly & The Family Stone's Greg Errico". Goldmine. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  5. ^ Pryor, Sam (15 July 2013). "The 15 Greatest Groove Drummers Of All Time". Drummer Magazine. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 

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