James Lee Keltner (born April 27, 1942) is an American drummer known primarily for his session work. He was characterized by Bob Dylan biographer Howard Sounes as "the leading session drummer in America".
Jim Keltner is one of a group of session musicians who achieved near super-stardom at the start of the 1970s, amid the explosion of recording work by the ex-members of the Beatles -- along with Leon Russell, Klaus Voorman, Billy Preston, Jim Gordon, and Bobby Whitlock, to name just a few, his name became closely associated with that first flash of post- Beatles creativity by John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
He had played with and for countless bands over the years, but he'd never really been a member of one, until Little Village formed (with Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Nick Lowe) in the late 1980s.
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Jim Keltner was born on the 27th of April, 1942. He is famous for being a Drummer. He has worked with Neil Young. Jim Keltner’s age is 78.
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Session drummer, composer and educator, born April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jim Keltner is best known for his session work on solo recordings by three of The Beatles, working often with George Harrison, John Lennon (including Lennon solo albums, as well as albums released both by the Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono), and Ringo Starr.
Born in Springfield, MO and growing up in the small town of Vandalia, MO, Jim never dreamed of owning a fire truck dealership. But after moving back to attend Missouri State University and then working in the forklift industry for 15+ years he purchased Jon’s Mid America Fire Apparatus in 2003.
Jul 11, 2020 · Jim Keltner, the famed session drummer, first met Bing during the studio recording of the Rolling Stones' album “Bridges to Babylon” in 1997. The two became close; Keltner was among Bing’s father...
Jim Keltner is a 78 year old American Musician. Born James Lee Keltner on 27th April, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, he is famous for Traveling Wilburys in a career that spans 1970–present. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Jim Keltner Trying to establish a representative interview with Jim Keltner requires a sense of humor. The way he plays drums and the way he is seem to be so alike. Talk to Jim on Monday about drum heads, for instance, and you’ll get a different answer than you would if you asked again on Friday.