B. J. Wilson

B. J. Wilson  (18 March 1947 – 8 October 1990) was an English rock drummer.  He was best known as a member of Procol Harum for the majority of their original career from 1967 to 1977.  (More from Wikipedia)
Barely one year later, in October 1968Joe Cocker released a cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends" – a Number One single in the UK – which gets my vote as the most satisfying Beatles cover of all time.  His version of the song is very different from how the Beatles performed it, and that is what covers should be as far as I am concerned.  Joe Cocker is backed by a stellar band that includes Jimmy Page on guitar (the first Led Zeppelin album came out in the following year), B. J. Wilson of Procol Harum on drums, Chris Stainton on bass, and distinctive organ by Tommy Eyre.  Cocker's frantic performance of the song was a highlight of the Woodstock film of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair gathering in 1969
(June 2015)
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