Liberty DeVitto

American musician Liberty DeVitto

Liberty DeVitto is an American rock drummer. He is best known as the drummer for Billy Joel, but has also played with the NYC Hit Squad and has been a session drummer on recordings of other artists.
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Eleven More Bass Players Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"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 nom...
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Summer Courtyard Concert Series - Mercer Space
Google News - over 6 years
From Billy Joel's bandmates Liberty DeVitto and Richie Cannata, to the Tower of Power horns along with great studio players, indie artists, and of course her own piano playing. Lisa Botalico Flamenca with Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre (August 18) Lisa
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Third Annual Waterson Dunham Valor Ride This Weekend - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Tomorrow night, Saturday, July 16, at The Crossroads the Dan Bruder Band is performing its only NJ area performance this summer with Liberty Devitto, John Ginty, Muddy Shews and Mike Maino. The band is part of the hit rock comedy web series "Who the
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Tomek Krawczyk & Grzegorz Krawczyk - NaszeMiasto.pl
Google News - over 6 years
Uczył się u takich perkusistów jak: Artur Malik, Dom Famularo, David Garibaldi, Liberty DeVitto, Atma Anur. Na jego sposób grania i nauczania wpływ miały również spotkania m.in. z: Czesławem Bartkowskim, Michałem Dąbrówką, Czarkiem Konradem,
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Norwalk rocks to the sounds of the '60s in summer concert series opener - Wilton Villager
Google News - over 6 years
Liberty Devitto on drums has recorded and toured with Billy Joel for 30 years. He's heard on Joel's classic albums, including "Turnstiles" and "The Stranger." Peter Chiusano on keyboards and orchestrations rounds out the line-up
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Camp Jam gears up for 2011 rock music summer camps - NorthFulton.com
Google News - almost 7 years
... professional instructors, Jammers will be treated to master classes and one-on-one interaction with Jeff Carlisi and other rock legends including Derek St. Holmes, vocalist and guitarist for Ted Nugent; Liberty DeVitto, drummer for Billy Joel;
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Camp Jam Gears Up for 2011 Rock Music Summer Camps - Business Wire (press release)
Google News - almost 7 years
... professional instructors, Jammers will be treated to master classes and one-on-one interaction with Jeff Carlisi and other rock legends including Derek St. Holmes, vocalist and guitarist for Ted Nugent; Liberty DeVitto, drummer for Billy Joel;
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PLL's Torrey DeVitto is a Master Violinist - Wetpaint
Google News - almost 7 years
Torrey comes from a musical family and her dad, Liberty DeVitto, was a drummer for Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and Stevie Nicks. We're guessing that's how Torrey got the gig with Nicks, but regardless, she's still very skilled
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Arts around the Mid-coast; April 28, 2011 - Times Record
Google News - almost 7 years
Performers include longtime Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and Joseph Boucher on piano and vocals. Arrangements are by Christopher Eastburn. Tickets cost $16.50 through the State Theatre online at www.statetheatreportland.com,
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ABOUT LONG ISLAND; The Baymen's Friend
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: HIS compact frame perched atop an overturned plastic milk carton container, Billy Joel sat on the dock of a bay, watching the tide roll away. Talking about the Island, and enjoying the sea breeze on the tiny dock behind the backstage area of the Jones Beach outdoor theater, Mr. Joel seemed oblivious to the frenzied activity behind him. A wall
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Liberty DeVitto
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 63
    On October 23, 2014, DeVitto, Cannata, and Javors (with Stegmeyer, posthumously) were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, primarily for their work with Joel.
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  • 2013
    Age 62
    Devitto appeared on the November/December 2013 cover of Making Music magazine to discuss his life and career.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 59
    In April 2010, it was announced that Joel and DeVitto "amicably resolved" the lawsuit.
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  • 2009
    Age 58
    On May 19, 2009, DeVitto filed a lawsuit in Manhattan's state Supreme Court claiming Joel and Sony Music owed DeVitto over 10 years worth of royalty payments.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 25
    Up to that point, he had the longest running tenure in Joel's band, starting with the recording of 1976's Turnstiles.
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  • 1974
    Age 23
    In 1974, he was living in Los Angeles and had already released Piano Man and Streetlife Serenade.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 13
    DeVitto was born in New York City, of Italian ancestry, where his father was a police officer at the New York Police Department. He taught himself to play the drums after seeing The Beatles on their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on August 8, 1950.
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