Corky Laing
Name: Corky Laing
Occupation: Drummer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 26, 1948
Age: 72
Country: Canada
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Corky Laing

Corky Laing was born on January 26, 1948 in Canada (72 years old). Corky Laing is a Drummer, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: Canada. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

Drummer with the hard rock band Mountain who has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Meat Loaf.

Trivia

He has performed with John Lennon.

Net Worth 2020

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Before Fame

He started drumming when he was a child. His first band was The Ink Spots.

Biography

Biography Timeline

1961

Getting his break playing drums for vocal group The Ink Spots in 1961, he later played in a group called Energy, who was produced by Cream collaborator and Laing's future bandmate Felix Pappalardi. Laing left Energy in 1969 to replace drummer N.D. Smart in a hard rock outfit and heavy metal forerunner Mountain, who, with Laing at the drum kit, released three albums and the classic song "Mississippi Queen" between 1970 and 1971.

1974

After the band's first breakup the following year, Laing and Mountain bandmate Leslie West went on to form blues-rock power trio West, Bruce and Laing with former Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce. West, Bruce and Laing produced two studio albums and a live release before Mountain reformed without Laing in 1974 and released two more albums, Avalanche (with Laing) and the live Twin Peaks (without Laing), only to break up again shortly after. The band would once again reconvene with Laing in 1985 upon the release of Go For Your Life, and Laing has continued with them to this day, most recently working on the band's 2007 Bob Dylan cover album Masters of War.

1975

In addition to Mountain, he has recorded as the group Cork, with Spin Doctors guitarist/vocalist Eric Schenkman and Noel Redding, formerly bass guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In late 1975, he played congas on several tracks on Bo Diddley's all-star album The 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll.

1977

In late 1977, he recorded an album with John Cale (former Velvet Underground member), Ian Hunter (from Mott the Hoople) and Mick Ronson. This album was not released.

1991

In 1991, he was featured on Men Without Hats's cover version of The Beatles's song "I Am the Walrus" on drums. This is available on the Sideways album.

2003

In 2003, Laing and Leslie West authored Nantucket Sleighride and Other Mountain on-the-Road Stories, a chronicle of their time with Mountain in its heyday and their careers in the years following.

2007

In 2007, Laing recorded Stick It!, the audio version of his memoirs with Cory Bruyea in Oakville, Ontario. Laing's interest in education led him to attend the KoSA Music Camp in Vermont for the summer of 2012.

2019

In 2019, he released his autobiography, Letters to Sarah.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Corky Laing is 73 years, 4 months and 27 days old. Corky Laing will celebrate 74th birthday on a Wednesday 26th of January 2022.

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