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|Born||22 May 1947|
|Instruments||Drums, percussions, congas|
|Associated acts||Gypsy, Robin Trower, The Mystics|
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, Bill Lordan was a new face in the band on that album. The original drummer for Sly & The Family Stone was Greg Errico. The drummer on the previous album Fresh was Andy Newmark.
In 1975 Lordan joined Robin Trower's band debuting on the album For Earth Below. He stayed with Trower until 1981, his last recording during his stint being the B.L.T. album with Jack Bruce.
He played with the Darrell Mansfield Band and the Dave Steffen Band before starting his own band, The Bill Lordan Experiment, in 2000.
- 1971 Gypsy: In the Garden
- 1972 Gypsy: Antithesis
- 1973 Gypsy: Unlock the Gates
- 1974 Sly and the Family Stone: Small Talk
- 1975 Robin Trower : For Earth Below
- 1975 Robin Trower : BBC Radio 1: Live in Concert
- 1976 Robin Trower : Long Misty Days
- 1976 Robin Trower : Live
- 1977 Robin Trower : In City Dreams
- 1978 Robin Trower : Caravan to Midnight
- 1980 Robin Trower : Victims of the Fury
- 1981 Robin Trower & Jack Bruce: B.L.T.
- 1983 Darrell Mansfield Band : The Vision
- 1993 Dave Steffen Band : Give Me A Thrill
- 1996 Robin Trower : King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert)
- 1997 Dave Steffen Band : Flying Potion
- 2000 Charlie Souza : Live Your Dream
- 2000 Bill Lordan Experiment : Live
- 2001 Charlie Souza : 9 Ball In The Corner Pocket
- 2001 Bill Lordan Experiment : Emotional Blackmail
- 2003 Bill Lordan Experiment : Here Comes The Storm
- 2004 Bill Lordan Experiment : The Best of BLX
- 2009 Robin Trower :
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