This Day In Rock. The Steve Miller Band
Gary Mallaber was born on October 11, 1946 in Buffalo, NY, US.
He’s a session drummer, percussionist and singer. He is probably best known for his work as drummer/percussionist, backup singer, and co-composer for The Steve Miler Band. He has also played with the Greg Kihn Band.
Mallaber was also the main studio drummer for Eddie Money for most of his earlier recordings and has played on many Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrion solo albums. Gary was also in the 1974 Brian DePalma film Phantom of the Paradise, in addition to performing on the film's soundtrack he is also seen in the film as the drummer for the Juicy Fruits, the Beach Bums, and The Undeads.
Mallaber also plays keyboards and sings on many albums by well-known rock artists. He has played on hit singles by Bruce Springsteen, Peter Frampton, Poco, Joan Armatrading The Beach Boys, John Lennon, David Cassidy, Bonie Riatt, Barbra Streisand, Warren Zevon.