Rick Coonce

Born Aug 1, 1946
Hometown United States
Died Feb 25, 2011
Death Place Canada
Genres Rock music + Coun...
Instruments Fiddle + Drum kit...
Record Label ABC Records

Erik Michael Coonce, better known as Rick Coonce, was the drummer for The Grass Roots, a successful rock group that received heavy airplay on the radio from 1967 to 1972. Due to renewed interest in classic bands, The Grass Roots and Coonce's driving drum beats are popular even into the new millennium. He was born in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 1946, at The City Of Angels Hospital.… Read More

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1946 Birth He was born in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 1946, at The City Of Angels Hospital. … Read More


1967 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, the group changed their name to The Grass Roots to take advantage of prior name recognition and recorded "Let's Live For Today". … Read More
1969 22 Years Old The Grass Roots played at Newport Pop Festival 1969 at Devonshire Downs which was a racetrack at the time but now is part of the North Campus for California State University at Northridge. … Read More


2000 53 Years Old In 2000, he released a solo album on CD. It featured many songs written by him. Coonce died of heart failure on February 25, 2011. … Read More


2011 65 Years Old Died on February 25, 2011.
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