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Ray Cooper
Ray Cooper

Ray Cooper (born August 19, 1942 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English musician. He is a session and road-tour percussionist who has worked with Pink Floyd, Sting, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Elton John. Image File history File links Ray_cooper. ... Image File history File links Ray_cooper. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Watford is a town and district (styled as a borough due to the historical charter granted by Henry VIII) in Hertfordshire located 15. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is a British musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... George Harrison, MBE (24 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was a popular English guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock-era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1] (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Ray Cooper's recording career started in the 1960s, recording with The Who, among others, and is still going. Among his early jobs were America, Carly Simon, David Essex, Blue Mink. Most notable was his work with Elton John, for whom he played on most of his 1970's albums. He had also played on Nicky Hopkins' 1973 solo album. The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s, and grew in stature to become one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995... America is an Anglo-American rock and roll band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s and early 1980s and now best known for their #1 hits A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. ... David Essex (born July 23, 1947) is a British actor and singer who has enjoyed a varied career. ... Blue Mink was a United Kingdom five-piece pop group from 1969 to 1973. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1] (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Nicky Hopkins (February 24, 1944 – September 6, 1994) was a British musician who featured on scores of the most important British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s, playing piano and organ. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Cooper got his short stint with the Rolling Stones playing percussion for their 1974 It's Only Rock'n Roll album. This article is about the rock band. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Its Only Rockn Roll is an album by The Rolling Stones and was released in 1974. ...


Later in that decade he recorded with George Harrison, Bryan Ferry, Wings and Art Garfunkel among others. Since then he has recorded with Paul McCartney and Elton John again, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, The Traveling Wilburys and Ravi Shankar among others. George Harrison, MBE (24 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was a popular English guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist with Roxy Music. ... Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney, formed a couple of years after the dissolution of The Beatles. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel is an American singer and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an English singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular English actor, singer, and musician, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock-era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is a British rock musician, songwriter, and composer. ... The Traveling Wilburys were a short-lived supergroup created by George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. ... This article is about the musician. ...


His relationship with the Rolling Stones continued into the 1980's. In 1981, Cooper contributed to Bill Wyman's third solo album. In 1983, he participated in a short tour for the Ronnie Lane ARMS charity along with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and other stars (including Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts). In 1985, Cooper appeared on both Mick Jagger's She's The Boss album and Bill Wyman's Willie and the Poor Boys project. In 1997, he was again teamed up with Bill for Struttin' Our Stuff. Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936) was the bassist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1991. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronald Lane (April 1, 1946 - June 4, 1997) was an English singer, songwriter and bass player (nicknamed Plonk) best known for his membership in two prominent English rock bands, Small Faces (1965-69) and Faces (1970-75). ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born January 9, 1944) is an English musician and considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Surrey, England) is a rock/blues guitarist who played in several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936) was the bassist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1991. ... The Rolling Stones, 2005; Charlie Watts is on the far left. ... This article is about the year. ... Mick Jagger, 1995 Sir Michael Philip Mick Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He has also worked in films, producing and performing music in several of Terry Gilliam's productions, and playing small roles.A little known fact about Ray is that the role of Moxey in the hit television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet was actually written for Ray by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais before the role of the scouser was given to Christopher Fairbank due to Ray being unable to make it to the audition. Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... Terry Gilliam at Karlovy Vary 2006. ... Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is a popular British comedy-drama series created by Franc Roddam and mostly written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who had also written The Likely Lads, What Ever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Porridge. ... Dick Clement (born September 5, 1937) is an English writer. ... Ian La Frenais, born 7 January 1937 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, is, in partnership with Dick Clement, one of the most influential television writers in Britain. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


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Drummerworld: Ray Cooper (239 words)
Ray Cooper is a British session percussionist whose recording career started in the 1960s, recording with the WHO, among others, and is still going.
Cooper got his short stint with the Stones playing percussion for their 1974 It's Only Rock and Roll album.
In 1985, Cooper appeared on both Mick's She's The Boss album and Bill's Willie and the Poor Boys project.
Ray Charles: Genius & Soul – The 50th Anniversary Collection - liners (2610 words)
Ray's gospel/blues synthesis was fusing with a blinding flash, and all four tracks cut at Newman's first session behind Charles on November 18, 1954 -- the seminal "I've Got A Woman," the two supercharged blues, "Blackjack" and "Come Back Baby," and the street corner slice-of-jive "Greenbacks" -- are absolutely essential performances.
That meant Hank was responsible for carefully notating Ray's arrangements.
Cooper was another proud product of the fertile Dallas RandB circuit, who initially encountered Charles at the 1952 session with Zuzu Bollin (Ray was just a spectator that day).
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