December 28, 1942 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Allan Schwartzberg (born December 28, 1942) is an American musician and record producer. He has been a member of the rock bands Mountain and The Group with No Name and has experienced success as a prolific session musician, mostly through recordings made in the 1970s. He has also played on hits such as Gloria Gaynor's "Never Can Say Goodbye" and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill". He has played with many musicians, including John Lennon, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Roxy Music, Rod Stewart, Robert Palmer, Roberta Flack, Harry Chapin, Barbra Streisand, Deodato and Roger Daltrey.
Early life and education
Allan Schwartzberg was born on December 28, 1942, in New York City, New York. He began playing the drums at the age of ten and attended the Manhattan School of Music for three years, studying percussion (mallets only) with Morris Goldenberg. But he claims that his real education was listening to and memorizing the work of musicians like Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Philly Joe Jones. At the age of 20. he was the house drummer at the Half Note Club in downtown New York, performing with a variety of jazz musician, including Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Roy Eldridge, Bob Brookmeyer, Richie Kamuca, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Anita O'Da and Jimmy Rushing.
|1980||Flesh and Blood||Roxy Music|
|1981||Music from "The Elder"||Kiss|
|1982||It's Alright (I See Rainbows)||Yoko Ono|
|1983||School for Spies||Kit Hain|
|1984||Parting Should Be Painless||Roger Daltrey|
|1984||Milk and Honey||John Lennon and Yoko Ono|
|1987||Flash Light||Tom Verlaine|
|1990||What a Way to Go||Mark Murphy|
|1991||Help Yourself||Julian Lennon|
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