Guest, Greg Errico

Guest Name: 
Greg Errico
Guest Occupation: 
Drummer/Producer
Guest Biography: 

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LEGENDARY ORIGINAL DRUMMER 

with

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

CLASS OF 1993

 

If you’ve listened to radio, danced at a club, or played a recording during the past 50 years, you’ve enjoyed the rhythms of legendary drummer Greg Errico. As a founding member of the influential Rock & Funk group Sly & the Family Stone. Errico’s innovative drum performances & use of the hi hat and bass drum on recordings like Dance to the Music, I Want To Take You Higher, Everyday People, Thank You Falettin Me’, Hot Fun In The Summertime and Stand, among many others, helped bring about fusion of Rock, Funk and Jazz. For this accomplishment alone Greg would have deserved his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… and the R&B Foundation “Pioneer Award” given to the group at the Apollo Theater in 2001. In the more than 40 years since Sly & the Family Stone broke up, Errico’s performances have been sampled well over 1000 times by various Artists & Bands. He continues playing and recording on some of rock and roll’s most historic LP’s and tours.
Playing has always been my number one interest, Errico states, “but writing and producing are also important. A complete musician has abilities and experiences in all areas. You explore your instrument… from writing and producing, one area strengthens another.” Greg’s writing contributions brought him #1 position on world pop charts in 2014 for the song “Timber”, which was also honored at the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards for being among the most performed
ASCAP pop songs of 2014!

Other than raising a family in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg stay’s active performing the music of Sly & The Family Stone w/various artists and is involved with Unity Music Foundation for which he has produced several recordings featuring many world class Jazz Artists such as the Count Basie Orchestra.

“fresh spices improve the cooking”

Purchase

The Very Best of Sly & The Family Stone

and

There's A Riot Goin' On (RED VINYL)

Colored Vinyl

at amazon.com

 

For more information about Greg Errico

Visit

www.facebook.com/gregerrico

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/greg-errico-mn0000158758/credits

www.slystonemusic.com

 

Sly and The Family Stone

Discography

1967: A Whole New Thing

1968: Dance to the Music

1968: Life

1969: Stand!

1970: Greatest Hits [It includes hit singles unreleased on any album: Everybody Is A Star, Hot Fun In The Summertime, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)]

1971: There's a Riot Goin' On

1973: Fresh

1974: Small Talk

1975: High on You (credited only to "Sly Stone")

1976: Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back

1979: Back on the Right Track

1982: Ain't but the One Way

2009: The Woodstock Experience (Live compilation)

2011: I'm Back! Family & Friends (credited only to "Sly Stone")

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