DeWayne Quirico

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DeWayne Quirico
Birth name Robert DeWayne Quirico
Also known as DeWayne Bryant
Origin El Paso, Texas, United States
Genres Rock
Pop
Instruments drums
Years active 1964–present
Labels Donna Records
Mustang Records
Liberty Records
Associated acts The Bobby Fuller Four
Notable instruments
Gretsch Drums

Robert DeWayne Quirico (better known as simply DeWayne Quirico) is a professional drummer, best known for his work with The Bobby Fuller Four. One of his most notable works is his unique percussion work on the band's biggest hit, "I Fought the Law."

At the unavailability of drummer Dalton Powell, Bobby Fuller personally chose Quirico to be the band's drummer upon their relocation to Hollywood from El Paso. Quirico played on every single release by the band up until "I Fought the Law," and was present during the band's rise to fame in Hollywood. His drumming is also featured on the band's only two studio albums, KRLA King of the Wheels and I Fought the Law.[1] Quirico was also featured alongside the rest of the band in the 1966 film, The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. Quirico later left the band in 1965, citing a disagreement. Dalton Powell was then brought in as his replacement.

Quirico, going by multiple stage names, found success as a drummer in various local gigs throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Quirico convinced former bandmate, Randy Fuller to keep playing music together after the sudden death of his brother. While going through various lineups, Fuller and Quirico remained the only constants in the group. Despite strong singles, the band never stayed together long enough to adequately promote them[2] After moving to Chicago, Quirico played and recorded with the band Conscripted in 2002. Still an active musician, he has worked with Randy Fuller multiple times since the band's breakup.[3]

Discography[edit]

Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics[edit]

  • "Those Memories of You" (1964)

The Shindigs[edit]

  • "Thunder Reef" (1964)

The Bobby Fuller Four[edit]

Studio Albums

Singles

Randy Fuller[edit]

  • "1,000 Miles Into Space" (1969)

Floyd Red Crow Westerman[edit]

  • Custer Died for Your Sins (1970)

Pollution[edit]

  • Heir: Pollution (1969)

Twin Engine[edit]

  • Twin Engine (unreleased)

Gary Richardson[edit]

  • American Standard (1972)

Candle[edit]

  • Candle (1972)

Jessie Hill[edit]

  • Naturally (1972)

Randy Fuller Four[edit]

  • Carryin' One (1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aaronpoehler.com/strangecase.html
  2. ^ http://www.garagehangover.com/randyfuller/
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/carryin-on-mw0000933824/credits