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David James “Dave” Mattacks (born 13 March 1948, Edgware, Middlesex, England) is an English rock and folk drummer. Best known for his work with Fairport Convention, Mattacks has also worked both as a session musician, and as a performance artist. Apart from playing the drums he is also a versed keyboard player and occasionally played the bass guitar on studio recordings. He was with George Harrison when the news of John Lennon’s murder came through.
He began as a trainee piano-tuner before taking up the drums. He played with several jazz bands before joining the electric folk band, Fairport Convention, in August 1969.
Dave Mattacks talking about George Martin and Paul McCartney, Hit Channel Interview, September 2011:
In three of Paul McCartney albums you played (“Tug of War”, “Pipes of Peace”, “Give My Regards To Broad Street”), producer was George Martin. How scary was for you being at studio with such a legend?
I actually played on five of Pauls’ CD’s – the other two are “Flowers in the Dirt” and “Run Devil Run”. I’d worked with George Martin previously– once with Cilla Black (!) and also on Gary Brooker ’s ( Procul Harum’s singer/writer / pianist) solo CD “Fear of Flying” – so while I was very respectful and happy to be in the studio with him , the “Deer-in-the-headlights” factor had dropped considerably! As for Paul, he’s very good at making people feel relaxed around him – another great chap !
Last updated on October 12, 2015