Greg Douglass

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Greg Douglass
Born (1949-10-11) 11 October 1949 (age 69)
Oakland, California, United States
Genres Rock, hard rock, blues rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1968–present
Associated acts The Greg Kihn Band, Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Tom Fogerty, Van Morrison
Website Official website

Greg Douglass (born 1949, Oakland, California, United States) is an American rock guitarist.

Career[edit]

Douglass started his musical career in the late 1960s with his band The Virtues, which later turned into the acid-rock group Country Weather.[1] He came in contact with Van Morrison and Jefferson Airplane spin-off band Hot Tuna and ended up touring with both of them.[2]

After his departure from Hot Tuna, Douglass founded the group Terry & the Pirates. He got in contact with Steve Miller Band bassist Lonnie Turner in 1977 and co-wrote the song "Jungle Love"[3] as well as playing on Miller's tenth studio album, Book of Dreams. In 2002, "Jungle Love" became the theme song for CBS-TV sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, opening the program for seasons 7-9.[4][5]

Douglass was a member of the band John Cipollina's Raven and appeared on 1980 album "Raven". He joined The Greg Kihn Band in 1983 and played on the bands hit single "Jeopardy". After recording Kihnspiracy, Kihntagious, and Citizen Kihn, Douglass left the group and toured with Tom Fogerty and Eddie Money.

Douglass has lived in the San Diego area since 1994, where he remains active as a touring guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Electric Flag), a studio player, and a music instructor. He also leads his own four-piece group, the Greg Douglass Band, playing concerts, clubs, corporate events. He also spends about a month each year touring Europe, primarily the UK.[6]

Partial discography[edit]

This is a partial listing of album Greg Douglass has played on. Info on additional writing credits is included.

Solo Albums[edit]

  • 2016 Flight of the Golden Dragon

With The Steve Miller Band[edit]

Douglass also co-wrote two songs ("Something Special" and "Goodbye Love") on Miller's 1983 album Abracadabra, as well as "Maelstrom" for his 1986 album, Living in the 20th Century. Additionally, Douglass' work with the Steve Miller Band has been reissued numerous times on greatest hits compilations.

With the Greg Kihn Band[edit]

Douglass also co-wrote and played on "Family Man", included on Kihn's 1982 album, Kihntinued

With Tom Fogerty[edit]

  • 1981 Deal It In

With Tom Johnston[edit]

  • 1981 Still Feels Good (also co-wrote "Wishing")

With Eddie Money[edit]

With Terry & The Pirates[edit]

  • 1980 The Doubtful Handshake
  • 1979 Too Close For Comfort

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Douglass". Bay-area-bands.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  2. ^ Greg Douglass (1949-10-11). "Greg Douglass - Bio". Gregdouglassguitar.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  3. ^ http://sandiegotroubadour.com/2012/02/san-diego-songwriters-part-3-greg-douglass/
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0574252/soundtrack
  5. ^ http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2007/feb/08/everybody-loves-royalties/#
  6. ^ http://www.gregdouglassguitar.com
  7. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Steve-Miller-Band-Book-Of-Dreams/release/8068616