Paul Whaley

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Paul Whaley
Genres Heavy metal, blues rock, hard rock, acid rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts Blue Cheer, The Oxford Circle

Paul Whaley (born January 14, 1946) is an American drummer best known as the drummer for rock band Blue Cheer. He was the son of country music singer Paul Whaley Sr. 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.[1] When he left the Oxford Circle to join Blue Cheer in 1967, the former band dissolved.[2] He was the longest-standing member in Blue Cheer other than founder Dickie Peterson in the band when it broke up[3] in late 2009, following Peterson's death at age 63.


With Oxford Circle:

  • "Foolish Woman/Mind Destruction" (1966) (single)
  • Live at the Avalon 1966 (1997)

With Blue Cheer: [4]