Bobby Orr was born on 15 August 1928 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland..His childhood was spent surrounded by, and immersed in, the rich drumming traditions for which the Scots are world renowned. Bobby's father was a drum major, and it was probably written in the stars that he would become a drummer The fact that he began at the tender age of three gives you some idea of the talent we' are dealing with here.
A Bobby Quote
- "Art Blakey says, Hey man, you gonna get up and play?
I say no, but he grabs me by the scruff of the neck, and I
go up and play"
- Swinging New York In 1956
Bobby regulaly played at Ronnie Scotts Club,
backing top American jazz stars like Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Milt
Jackson, and Dizzy Gillespie
Bobby Orr is one of the true talents of British drumming - a simple summing up for a man who has spent the best part of 70 years playing the instrument we love. His drumming credentials are exemplary and to talk of the past is to see a drummer of an ilk and style that are all too rare these days. But the thing that most impresses is the inspirational weay Bobby Orr still plays at 73 years