Dryden, Spencer


Dryden, Spencer
▪ 2006

      American drummer (b. April 7, 1938, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 11, 2005, Petaluma, Calif.), helped create the sound of the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane during its heyday in the late 1960s. Dryden was enjoying a career as a jazz drummer in Los Angeles when he was hired to replace Jefferson Airplane's original drummer, Skip Spence, in 1966. Dryden soon became one of the best-known drummers in the San Francisco firmament of rock music. He played with Jefferson Airplane on the albums Surrealistic Pillow (1967), After Bathing at Baxter's (1967), Crown of Creation (1968), Bless Its Pointed Little Head (1969), and Volunteers (1969) and at the storied Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock and Altamont rock festivals in 1969. Dryden left the band in 1970. He played with the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1971–78 and retired from music in 1995. Jefferson Airplane, with Dryden as its drummer, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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