Unknown drummer for Cilla Black, Bowie and McCartney recorded 70 hits | Music | Entertainment | Daily Express
Between 1958 and 1977, Dougie Wright was Britain’s most in-demand session drummer, playing on a parade of hits through the most exhilarating period in pop music.“I can name about 70 Top Twenty hits I played on,” he says.“Or thereabouts. It can be difficult to pinpoint things from 50 years ago but I’ve definitely had 14 Number Ones. Or is it 15?” The producer just ignored me. He claimed never to have heard of me. And the funny thing? I did it all for seven quid a go. Dougie Wright The list of artists he worked with reads like a who’s who of pop: Cilla Black (he played on Step Inside Love), Jeff Beck (Hi Ho Silver Lining), Herman’s Hermits (No Milk Today), David Bowie (Rubber Band), Paul McCartney (Uncle Albert), the Bay City Rollers (Bye Bye Baby) Marianne Faithfull (Come And Stay With Me), Matt Monro (Gonna Change The World), Alvin Stardust (My Coo Ca Choo), Tom Jones (Not Responsible), Van Morrison (Here Comes The Night and Baby Please Don’t Go) – and even The Wurzels’ I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.