John Siomos

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John Siomos
Birth name John Siomos
Born July 30, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, US
Died January 16, 2004 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York, US
Genres Hard rock, blues-rock, folk rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, Emergency Medical Technician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts Peter Frampton, Todd Rundgren, Buzzy Linhart, Rick Derringer

John Siomos (July 30, 1947 – January 16, 2004) was an American rock drummer who performed with Todd Rundgren, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Rick Derringer, Carly Simon, Mark "Moogy" Klingman, Buzzy Linhart, Frampton's Camel and played on Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive,[1] once the biggest selling album of all time, currently the fourth best-selling live album in the U.S. at 6 times platinum.[2][3] Siomos, also known as John Headley-Down, co-wrote and performed on the songs "Doobie Wah", and the hit single "Do You Feel Like We Do" from that album.[4] He also played drums on "Hello It's Me" and other songs on Todd Rundgren's best-selling platinum album, Something/Anything?.[5]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, he died in Brooklyn, New York[6] and was survived by an ex-wife, Barbara, and a son, Judah.[7]

1975 Mayo Frampton Siomos Sheldon.jpg
1975 (l to r) Bob Mayo, Peter Frampton, John Siomos, Stanley Sheldon
photo: Richard E. Aarons – http://www.rockpix.com

Performance credits:[8]

Year Album Artist Credit
1971 Carly Simon Carly Simon drums
1971 Music Buzzy Linhart drums
1971 Mike Corbett & Jay Hirsh with Hugh McCracken Mike Corbett & Jay Hirsh with Hugh McCracken drums
1972 Moogy Mark Klingman drums
1972 Something/Anything? Todd Rundgren drums
1973 Frampton's Camel Peter Frampton drums
1973 A Wizard, a True Star Todd Rundgren drums
1974 Frampton Peter Frampton drums, percussion
1975 Fingertips Duster Bennett drums
1975 Spring Fever Rick Derringer drums
1976 Frampton Comes Alive! Peter Frampton drums
1977 I'm in You Peter Frampton drums, tambourine, cabassa
1977 Other Side Tufano & Giammarese (The Buckinghams) drums
1978 Moogy II Mark Moogy Klingman drums, bg vocals
1979 Rogue Waves Terry Reid drums, percussion
1992 Shine On: A Collection Peter Frampton drums, percussion
1992 Through the Years Guthrie Thomas drums
1996 Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo: The Best of Rick Derringer Rick Derringer drums
1997 Very Best of Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren drums
1998 This One's for Sarah Guthrie Thomas drums
2001 Buzzy Linhart Loves You: Classic Recordings Buzzy Linhart drums
2001 Frampton Comes Alive! (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Peter Frampton drums
2002 All American Boy/Spring Fever Rick Derringer drums
2002 Tawny Tracks Arrows drums
2003 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Peter Frampton Peter Frampton drums, percussion
2003 Frampton Comes Alive! [DVD Audio/Bonus Videos] Peter Frampton drums
2003 Superstar Rock Festival Various Artists drums
2004 Spring Fever/Sweet Evil Rick Derringer drums
2005 Gold Peter Frampton drums, percussion
2008 Wind of Change/Frampton's Camel Peter Frampton drums
2008 Buzzy Linhart Is Music Buzzy Linhart drums
1970 Fulton Fish Market James Late drums
2008 Norman Feels Norman Feels drums

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