Who was/is John 'Drumbo' French ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

John French was born in the San Bernardino area of Souther California but grew up in the Moiave Desert town of Lancaster - hometown of Frank Zappa and Don Van Viet. He played in local bands including Merrell & the Exiles and Blues In A Bottle, before joining Captain Beefheart's Magic Band in late 1966, where he developed one of music's most recognisable and influential drumming styles which is evidenced in the majority of studio albums by the group.

Beetheart gave him the moniker
"Drumbo", which appeared first on Troutmask Replica. He left the outfit in 1980 going on to make albums with Henry Kaiser. In 2000 he compiled and annotated the Grow Fins anthology and then in 2003 reformed the Magic Band with some of its earlier members. They toured and released a few albums until John's retirement at the end of 2017. In 2008, he recorded an album of self-penned music under the name of Drumbo with four former Magic Band members. He lives with his wife in Lancaster, California.
the group.

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