Davey Johnstone
British musician
Davey Johnstone
Davey Johnstone, is a Scottish rock guitarist and vocalist, best known for his work with Elton John.
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - 3 months
"You ask the average person what a bass is, or what a bass sounds like, and most of the time, they don't know. But remove the bass from any piece of music and suddenly it becomes the largest missing piece in the world! Whoa, fifty percent of the music just went away with one instrument! It is an instrument that is much more conspicuous by its absence than by its presence..." As told to this writer by Michael J. Visceglia, bassist, author, educator, recording artist The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were revealed a few weeks ago and I congratulate all the artists: Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, J. Geils Band, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC 5, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. Some of the choices are obvious to me, some less so. A few leave me bewildered, but that's rock and roll...the mistakes make the music real. And I see that a few of the nomi ...
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Eleven Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - over 1 year
We serve the singer, the song, the soloist, and ultimately the listener. Though we do not possess the harmonic nor sonic range of a guitar, keyboards, voice, horns, wind instruments, nor the dynamics of drums and percussion-the bass player determines how a musical chord actually sounds - which, in essence -often determines whether or not you'll like the track. Do the math! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and I congratulate all the artists: The Cars, Chic, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, Janet Jackson, The J.B.'s, Chaka Khan, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., The Smiths, The Spinners, and Yes. Since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation began in 1983 there has been much controversy over who belongs and who does not. It's no different than sports Halls of Fame. Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down ...
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Elton John Extras
Roanoke.com - almost 5 years
What a great show by <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> last night. Here are some extras from the concert. Enjoy! <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> points to the crowd as he enters the stage at the Roanoke Civic Center. Photographs by Jeanna Duerscherl / The Roanoke Times 2Cellos opened for <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> at the Roanoke Civic Center. <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> sings “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” as he opens the show at the Roanoke Civic Center. <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> fans dance and sing along at the Roanoke Civic Center. <a class="fplink fp-77240" href="/Elton+John+1">Elton John</a> and <a class="fplink fp-59033" href="/Davey+Johnstone+1">Davey Johnstone</a> play the first song of the evening at the Roanoke Civic Center.   To check out Tad Dickens review of the show click her ...
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Magna carta : tradizione e rock (cinque album) - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Poi Lyell Tranter abbanona la Band, tornandosene in Australia, e Davey Johnstone ne prende il posto, incidendo con loro &quot;Songs From Wasties Orchard&quot; e &quot;In Concert&quot; prima di lasciare a sua volta il gruppo per andare a lavorare con Elton John
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Elton John lines up shows ahead of Las Vegas return - SoundSpike
Google News - over 5 years
During the Vegas shows, John will be accompanied by his band, which features guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Bob Birch, percussionist John Mahon, drummer Nigel Olsson, keyboardist Kim Bullard and percussionist Ray Cooper. Shows will feature an array
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Musica: Elton John in Italia, nel padovano primo appuntamento - Adnkronos/IGN
Google News - over 5 years
Oltre all&#39;inseparabile pianoforte, insieme a lui si esibira&#39; la band composta dallo storico chitarrista Davey Johnstone, Bob Birch al basso, Kim Bullard alle tastiere, John Mahon alle percussioni, Nigel Olsson alla batteria ei due fenomeni Luka Sulic e
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Un samedi soir alright! - leSoleil
Google News - over 5 years
Puis, il a demandé à la foule de réserver une belle ovation à son équipe de sept musiciens et quatre choristes, où l&#39;on trouvait de vieux compères tels le guitariste Davey Johnstone, le bassiste Bob Birch et le batteur Nigel Olsson, ainsi que les deux
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Zucchero e gli Arcade Fire aprono il Summer Festival di Lucca su Radio2 - DigitalizzandoTv
Google News - over 5 years
Il grande cantautore inglese è accompagnato da Davey Johnstone (chitarra e voce), Bob Birch (basso e voce), Kim Bullard (tastiere), John Mahon (percussioni e voce) e Nigel Olsson (batteria e voce). Lunedì 18 luglio sarà la volta di Ben Harper con
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News| Elton John a Padova, Roma e Lucca - ViaggiNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
NEWS ELTON JOHN, TRE DATE IN ITALIA TRA PADOVA, ROMA E LUCCA/ Roma- Tre date per Elton John in tournée con il chitarrista Davey Johnstone, Bob Birch al basso, Kim Bullard alle tastiere, John Mahon alle percussioni e Nigel Olsson alla batteria: martedì
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Elton John's band picks Yamaha silent cellos - miPRO
Google News - over 5 years
Alongside John&#39;s usual five-piece backing band – made up of drummer Nigel Olsson, percussionist John Mahon, bassist Bob Birch, guitarist Davey Johnstone and keyboard player Kim Bullard – is a pair of new cellists. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have
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Elton John: Open-Air-Konzert in Freiburg - Badische Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Unter den Männern zwei ganz alte Mitstreiter: Drummer Nigel Olsson (&quot;a member of the original Elton John Band since 1969&quot; sagte ihn der Star an) und Gitarrist Davey Johnstone (seit 1971 an Elton Johns Seite). Bassist Bob Birch und Perkussionist John
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Ein Lord mit Lust auf Krach - Märkische Allgemeine
Google News - over 5 years
Sein Drummer Nigel Olsson spielt seit 1969 schon bei ihm, Gitarrist Davey Johnstone seit 1971. Und die lassen sich nicht dreimal bitten, so richtig vom Leder zu ziehen. „Saturday Night&#39;s Alrigt For Fighting“ geht ab wie eine Rakete dank flinkfingriger
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Elton John to return to Susquehanna Bank Center - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
John will be playing with his band, including Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards. John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25
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Elton John brings Glasgow to its feet - stv.tv
Google News - over 5 years
The contribution of John&#39;s original drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone, who have been performing in The Elton John Band since the 1970&#39;s, should also be noted. After all these years their performances were as vibrant and entertaining as
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Elton John to perform at Bethel Woods - Poughkeepsie Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
John&#39;s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards. Elton John is well-known for many songs, including “Your Song”, “Daniel”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the
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Sir Elton rules his stage - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - almost 6 years
John Mahon (percussion), Kim Bullard (keyboards), Bob Birch (bass), Nigel Olsson (drums) and Davey Johnstone (guitar) were simply superb. John also made extensive use of backup singers Tata Vega, Rose Stone, Jean Witherspoon and Lisa Stone
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MTS Centre, Winnipeg - May 7, 2011 - CANOE
Google News - almost 6 years
... cross and red, white and pink flowers — led his five-man band (featuring veteran drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone, along with a bassist, keyboardist and percussionist) and his four female vocalists (including Rose Stone of Sly
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - almost 6 years
Guitarist Davey Johnstone is 60. (Born 1951) He also provides backing vocals and serves as Musical Director for the Elton John Band. Actor Gregg Henry is 59. (Born 1952) His credits include the TV series &quot;The Riches,&quot; &quot;24,&quot; and &quot;Family Law&quot; and the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Davey Johnstone
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 62
    In 2014, he played on "Belle Fleur" and "If You Were My Love" from Stevie Nicks' album 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.
    More Details Hide Details He knew Nicks from when he played guitar on several songs from her 1981 album Bella Donna. Johnstone lives in Los Angeles with his wife. He has seven children, and has played gigs with them. He once dated singer Kiki Dee.
  • 2012
    Age 60
    He is currently serving as John's musical director, in addition to his guitar work, playing along with Nigel Olsson and John Mahon; he also performed with Bob Birch before Birch's death in August 2012.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    On 10 June 2009, Johnstone played a landmark 2,000th show as a member of the Elton John Band at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 45
    In 1997, while on tour with John, Johnstone and then Elton John bandmate and former Hellecasters guitarist John Jorgenson spent much of their off time creating Crop Circles, an album of acoustic instrumentation released in 1998.
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  • 1996
    Age 44
    In 1996, Johnstone released an instructional guitar video titled Davey Johnstone: Star Licks Master Sessions for Star Licks Productions, in which he plays a wide variety of John classics, joined by Billy Trudel on vocals and Bob Birch on bass.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 39
    In 1991, Johnstone produced Addison Steel's Stormy Blue in which he played guitar, mandolin, sitar, banjo and vocals.
    More Details Hide Details Co-producer Guy Babylon joined with keyboard arrangements alongside drummer Nigel Olsson and Billy Trudell adding percussion and vocals.
  • 1990
    Age 38
    In 1990, Johnstone collaborated for the first time with lyricist Steve Trudell.
    More Details Hide Details With music and lyric in place, the two formed Warpipes, which included past and present Elton John band members Nigel Olsson on drums, Bob Birch on bass, Guy Babylon on keyboards, along with Billy Trudel as vocalist. In 1991, Warpipes released their only album, Holes in the Heavens, on the label Artful Balance Records. When Artful Balance Records folded, this album was re-released on Bridge Recordings. The album title was changed to simply "Warpipes" and the song line-up was altered slightly.
  • 1982
    Age 30
    Even while playing alongside other artists such as Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Johnstone was never very far from Elton's projects and, following his reunion with original band mates Nigel Olsson and Dee Murray full-time for 1982's "Jump Up" tour, has since rarely been absent from an Elton John album track or tour.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 21
    Johnstone released a solo album, Smiling Face, in 1973 through The Rocket Record Company and created a short-lived band called China that released an eponymous album in 1977.
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  • 1972
    Age 20
    In 1972 he worked with Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor on their Gus Dudgeon produced debut album Whatever's for Us, playing acoustic and electric guitar on several tracks, and sitar on the song "Visionary Mountains".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 19
    During his stint with Magna Carta, Johnstone played a wide variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, sitar, and dulcimer. It was during his work with Magna Carta that he caught the attention of producer Gus Dudgeon who asked Johnstone to play on Bernie Taupin's eponymous 1971 solo album, which resulted in a meeting with Elton John and Johnstone playing on his 1971 album Madman Across the Water, after which he was invited to join Elton John's band as a full member.
    More Details Hide Details Previously, the Elton John Band consisted of John himself, bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson. Johnstone's debut album with Elton John as a full-time member of his band was Honky Chateau, on which he played electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar, banjo, mandolin, and also sang backing vocals alongside Murray and Olsson.
  • 1970
    Age 18
    He recorded several albums with them beginning in 1970 on Seasons, (1970) and continued to contribute to Songs from Wasties Orchard (1971) (named after the street where he lived in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire), and a live album entitled In Concert.
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    In 1970, when Lyell Tranter, one of the two guitarists in the acoustic British folk group Magna Carta left the band, Johnstone took his place as a member.
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  • 1969
    Age 17
    By 1969, Johnstone had secured regular work as a session musician, where he began to branch out and explore differing genres of music, and experiment with a variety of instruments.
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  • 1968
    Age 16
    Johnstone's first work was with Noel Murphy in 1968, where he received his first album credit on the album Another Round.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on May 6, 1951.
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