2011. Nicky Hopkins “the extraordinary life of rock’s greatest session man”. A book by Julian Dawson. An excellent book about my old friend Nicky, an amazing piano player with a wonderful sense of humor. I crop up here and there in the book. — with Julian Dawson and Nicky Hopkins.
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1995. The Fankhauser Cassidy Band. “On The Blue Road” I played piano & Hammond B3 on “Nicky’s Song”, a tribute to Nicky written by Merrell Fankhauser. Merrell wrote the surfing hit “Wipe Out” amongst many others. Ed Cassidy was from the band “Spirit”. Recorded at Ocean Sound, Arroyo Grande, California. […]
1994. Zero & guests. “Chance in a Million”. We recorded this album at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. I played keyboards all night with various guest keyboardists joining in, including Vince Wellnick and Nicky Hopkins. I have a review written by famed Jazz critic Phil Elwood for the San Francisco Examiner saying […]
1975. Quicksilver Messenger Service. “Solid Silver”. Capitol Records. I made a guest piano appearance on three tracks for this Quicksilver album. It was good to play with my old friend and Copperhead band-mate John Cipollina again. David Freiberg and I were members of Jefferson Starship at the time. Another old friend, Nicky Hopkins, also played […]
1972. Chet Nichols “Time Loop” This is a session I did for Chet Nichols. The album was recorded at the famous Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco. Nicky Hopkins played piano, Dave Garibaldi drums, and I played bass. This line-up only played on the title track. I played many other sessions in San Francisco as well as […]