Barrie James Wilson (18 March 1947--8 October 1990); born in Edmonton, London, England; was the original drummer of Procol Harum. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, United Kingdom with a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion Procol Harum are a British rock band formed in the 1960s which built an important foundation for what would become Progressive rock, or perhaps more He did not play on their hit single "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (that was jazz session drummer Bill Eyden) , but he did play on their later hit single, the live version of "Conquistador". In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top " A Whiter Shade of Pale " is a song by the British band Procol Harum. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Session musicians are musicians available for hire as opposed to musicians who are either permanent members of a musical outfit or who have acquired fame in their own right Bill Eyden (born William James Eyden 4 May 1930 in Hounslow, Middlesex - died 15 October 2004 in Isleworth, Middlesex) was a renowned Wilson was the only stable member of the band besides Gary Brooker during their commercial and artistic peak from 1967 to 1977. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Gary Brooker, MBE, (born 29 May 1943) is an English singer Songwriter, Pianist and founder of the Rock band He had a powerful, distinctive style - he sat very low behind his kit (often side-on at the side of the stage) and was once referred to as "The Octopus in a Bathtub".
After Procol Harum disbanded in 1977, Wilson played on Frankie Miller's Double Trouble album in 1978, and was a member of Joe Cocker's touring band between 1979 and 1984 . Frankie Miller (born Francis John Miller 2 November 1949) is a Scottish rock Singer-songwriter, who had success in the 1970s An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944 is an English rock / Blues Singer who came to popularity in the 1960s and is most known for his gritty Their concert in Calgary is featured on the DVD Joe Cocker Live (1981). A concert is a live Performance, usually of Music, before an Audience. Calgary (ˈkælgəriː is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is He was also the drummer on Cocker's hit single "With a Little Help from My Friends", recorded in 1968. " With a Little Help from My Friends " (originally titled A Little Help from My Friends) is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released
In 1984 Wilson played briefly with Patrick Landreville, a former "RHS" bandmate of Supertramp's Bob Siebenberg and Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham. See also Supertramp (ecology and Alexander Supertramp Supertramp were a British Progressive rock band Bob Siebenberg, (born Robert Layne Siebenberg, on 31 October, 1949, in Glendale, California) also known as Bob C Thin Lizzy are an Irish Hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969 Scott Gorham (born William Scott Gorham March 17, 1951 in Glendale California) is an American guitarist and songwriter
In 1983 Wilson was brought in to play drums on AC/DC's Flick Of The Switch album, after their drummer Phil Rudd left the band close to the end of the recording for the album. AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Flick of the Switch is the ninth album by Australian Hard rock band AC/DC, recorded shortly after their European Tour at the beginning of 1983 Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, on May 19, 1954) is an Australian drummer, best known No tracks recorded by Wilson were used on the finished album according to engineer Tony Platt. Tony Platt is a music producer/engineer best known for his work with a diverse mix of artists including AC/DC, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden, Buddy
B. J. Wilson was the drummer on the movie soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Picture Show,  on which his former Procol Harum bandmate, guitarist Mick Grabham, also played. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical Comedy film that parodies Science fiction and Horror films. Mick Grabham (born Michael Grabham, 22 January 1948, Sunderland, County Durham, England) played Lead guitar According to IMDb. com, Wilson's friend, prominent film composer, Richard Hartley, was the one who invited him to drum on that soundtrack, and Wilson brought Grabham in to play guitar. A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film Richard Hartley (born July 28 1944) is a British composer His work is extensive and varied including musical arrangement for theatre and many scores for television
Wilson's last recorded work was on the 1985 Gary Brooker solo album, Echoes in the Night, along with his former Procol Harum bandmates Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher, on tracks "Ghost Train," "The Long Goodbye" "Hear What You're Saying" and "Mr. Gary Brooker, MBE, (born 29 May 1943) is an English singer Songwriter, Pianist and founder of the Rock band In Music, a solo (from the Italian solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer Keith Reid (born Keith Stuart Brian Reid, 19 October 1946 Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) is a Songwriter who wrote the Matthew Fisher (born Matthew Charles Fisher 7 March 1946 in Addiscombe, Croydon, England) is the Blue Day".
He died in Eugene, Oregon, following a long illness. The city of Eugene ( "yoo-JEEN") is the County seat of Lane County, Oregon, He was married and had two daughters.