Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Drummer IAN WALLACE dead at 60

Drummer Ian Wallace Dies in LA at 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ian Wallace, a journeyman drummer who toured with Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt and recorded with Stevie Nicks, Ry Cooder and other music stars, has died. He was 60. Wallace died last Thursday at UCLA Medical Center of complications from esophageal cancer, his wife Marjorie Pomeroy said Monday.

Born in Bury, England, Wallace began playing in rock bands in the 1960s and earned a reputation for his eclectic range. Wallace went on to provide beats for prominent musicians in a variety of genres. They included Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stevie Nicks, Roy Orbison, Traveling Wilburys, Brian Eno, and Jackson Browne.

He also played with several jazz bands. Besides his wife, Wallace is survived by his mother, his father and two daughters. Private memorial services were scheduled for March 11 in Los Angeles and on the weekend of March 17-18 in London.


Tom Wright said...

Sorry to hear about this. Didn't he also play in the original line-up of King Crimson? ("21st Century Schizoid Man," "Epitaph," and other little ditties that would depress Leonard Cohen.)

Tom Wright said...

My bad - I was thinking of Ian McDonald, horn player for King Crimson. Ian Wallace had a pretty impressive resume, though, and it's always a shame to lose a good musician.