John Guerin

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John Guerin.

John Guerin (31 October 1939 - 5 January 2004) was an American percussionist. He was a session drummer for musicians such as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, The Animals, Them, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Thelonious Monk, Linda Ronstadt, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, The Byrds, L.A. Express, Ray Charles, Helen Reddy, Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Sonny Rollins, Don Ellis, Liza Minnelli, Sheena Easton, Joan Baez, Jean-Luc Ponty, Oscar Peterson, ... and so on.

His drumwork can be heard during the opening theme of Hawaii Five-O. Guerin wrote the soundtrack for the film Bird (1988) about Charlie Parker, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Zappa and John Guerin

Guerin provided drums for the soundtrack of Run Home Slow. He can also be heard on the albums Lumpy Gravy, Hot Rats, Chunga's Revenge, Apostrophe ('), The Lost Episodes, and the singles Orange Colored Sky (1966) by Burt Ward and Gotta Find My Roogalator (1966) by Bobby Jameson.

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