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Ricky Fataar

Musician + Drummer + Guitarist
Male
Born Sep 5, 1952
Age 61

Ricky Fataar is a South African multi-instrumentalist of Malay descent, who has performed as both a drummer, and a guitarist. He gained fame as an actor in the comedic television movie, The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, a spoof on the actual history of The Beatles, and for his performance as a member of The Beach Boys. Fataar may also be recognized for his contributions as a record producer, and has worked on projects scoring music to film and television.… Read More

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  • Blondie Chaplin Joins Brian Wilson Tour
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 10, 2013
  • Jon Regen And All Star Cast Release Revolution, Hit The Blue Note Monday Examiner.Com
    Google News - Sep 09, 2011
  • Music Review | John Scofield; Jazz Guitarist In A Gospel Soul Catharsis
    NYTimes - Apr 07, 2009
  • The Listings
    NYTimes - Apr 03, 2009

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born on September 5, 1952.
1963 10 Years Old Fataar's first childhood band was The Flames, a band from his birthplace of Durban, South Africa that began in 1963. … Read More

TEENAGE

1972 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Fataar and his fellow former Flame bandmate Blondie Chaplin were recruited by the Beach Boys, in March 1972. … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 23 Years Old Although both Fataar and Chaplin had left the band prior to the recording of the Beach Boys' next studio album, 1976's 15 Big Ones, Fataar is credited as having played on 1980's Keepin' the Summer Alive in the absence of Dennis Wilson.
1978 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, Fataar starred in All You Need Is Cash, a mockumentary film known more commonly as The Rutles, a spoof on the real life history of The Beatles, which had a follow up to a Saturday Night Live television sketch, which is a popular comedy show in the United States. … Read More
1979 26 Years Old In 1979 Fataar was introduced to Bonnie Raitt, and recorded on her Green Light album.

FORTIES

2002 49 Years Old In 2002, he joined up with Raitt, and has been a member of Raitt's band. … Read More
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