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Russ Kunkel

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Born Sep 27, 1948

Russell Kunkel, also known as Russ Kunkel, is an American drummer and producer who has worked as a session musician with a number of well-known artists. Kunkel was born in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 1970s, Kunkel worked so frequently with bassist Leland Sklar, guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and keyboardist Craig Doerge that they eventually became known as "The Section" and recorded three albums under that name between 1972 and 1977.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1948 Birth Born on September 27, 1948.

TWENTIES

1972 23 Years Old Kunkel was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s, Kunkel worked so frequently with bassist Leland Sklar, guitarist Danny Kortchmar, and keyboardist Craig Doerge that they eventually became known as "The Section" and recorded three albums under that name between 1972 and 1977. … Read More

THIRTIES

1983 34 Years Old Kunkel endorses Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Evans drumheads and Pro-Mark sticks. He has previously used Premier drums, Pearl Drums and Remo drumheads, but prior to switching to Paiste in 1983, it is likely that he used Zildjian cymbals up to that point. … Read More

FORTIES

1990 41 Years Old Kunkel's second marriage was to singer Nicolette Larson (best known for her hit single, the Neil Young-penned "Lotta Love") in 1990 and they had a daughter. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2014 65 Years Old After sixteen years as a widower, Kunkel remarried to Shauna Drayson Hayward, the widow of Little Feat's original drummer Richie Hayward, on January 3, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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