Don Gardner

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Don Gardner
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Don Gardner at the Clef Club of Jazz in Philadelphia, PA in 2012.
Background information
Born (1931-05-09) May 9, 1931 (age 83)
Genres Rhythm and blues
Occupations Drummer, vocalist

Don Gardner (born May 9, 1931) is an American rhythm and blues drummer and vocalist.

Born in Philadelphia, Gardner started out as a professional musician in 1947 while still at school. By 1953 Gardner had formed his own group, the Sonotones, but teamed up with Dee Dee Ford in the early 1960s to have his biggest successes. Their biggest hit was "I Need Your Lovin'," a Top 20 hit in 1962.[1] It is a call-and-response classic in the mold of Ike & Tina Turner.

Gardner collaborated with other artists in the 1960s, including Baby Washington. However, after the success of "I Need Your Lovin" with Ford, several records followed with little success.

Gardner has been part of the management of the Clef Club of Jazz in Philadelphia, PA since 1985.

Compact discs[edit]

  • Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Quintet In Sweden (2 July 1996)
  • I Need Your Lovin' (1995)
  • Very Best Of Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford (26 October 1999)

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