Paul Whaley

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Paul Whaley
Born(1947-01-14)January 14, 1947
Albany, California, U.S.
DiedJanuary 28, 2019(2019-01-28) (aged 72)
Regensburg, Germany
GenresHeavy metal, blues rock, hard rock, acid rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Associated actsBlue Cheer, The Oxford Circle

Paul Gene Whaley (January 14, 1947 – January 28, 2019)[1] was an American drummer best known as the drummer for rock band Blue Cheer. He was the son of country music singer Paul Edward Whaley. He grew up in the towns of Vallejo and Winters, California. He played drums with a Davis, California band called the Oxford Circle. Whaley is credited on the Oxford Circle album Live at the Avalon 1966.[2] When he left the Oxford Circle to join Blue Cheer in 1967, the former band dissolved.[3] He was the longest-standing member in Blue Cheer following Peterson's death at age 63. Whaley died of heart failure in 2019 at the age of 72.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

With Oxford Circle:

Singles

  • Foolish Woman/Mind Destruction" (World United 002, January 1966)

Albums

  • Nuggets from California: Live at the Avalon 1966 (Big Beat, 1997)

With Blue Cheer:[6]

Singles

  • "Summertime Blues" b/w "Out Of Focus" (From the album Vincebus Eruptum)
  • "Just a Little Bit" b/w "Gypsy Ball" (From the album Vincebus Eruptum)
  • "Feathers From Your Tree" b/w "Sun Cycle" (From the album Outsideinside)
  • "The Hunter" b/w "Come And Get It" (From the album Outsideinside)

Albums

Live

  • Blitzkrieg Over Nüremberg (1989; Thunderbolt/Nibelung Records)
  • Live & Unreleased, Vol. 1: '68/'74 (1996; Captain Trip Records)
  • Live & Unreleased, Vol. 2: Live at San Jose Civic Centre, 1968 & More (1998; Captain Trip Records)
  • Hello Tokyo, Bye Bye Osaka – Live in Japan 1999 (1999)
  • Live Bootleg: London – Hamburg (2005; Rockview Records)
  • Rocks Europe CD/DVD, 2009; Rainman/Captain Trip Records)
  • Live at Anti WAA Festival 1989 CD/DVD, (2014; Nibelung Records)
  • Party Hard at the Underground Cologne (online only, 2017; Nibelung Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lifton, Dave. "Blue Cheer Drummer Paul Whaley Dies". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Paul Whaley at AllMusic
  3. ^ "NameBright - Coming Soon". Vickibrennerent.com. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Blue Cheer Drummer Paul Whaley Dead at 72". datebook.sfchronicle.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Paul Whaley - Credits". AllMusic.