London (ANI): UK"s great drummer Bobby Graham has died of stomach cancer at the age of 69. The percussionist had played on more than 15,000 records, which saw him working with stars like The Animals, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones. However, one of his best efforts was the hit track 'You Really Got Me", which he recorded while sitting in for The Kinks" drummer Mick Avory.
“When Dave [Davies] played the opening chords, Bobby forgot the complicated introduction he had planned, and just thumped one beat on the snare drum with as much power as he could muster," the Daily Express quoted the band"s frontman, Ray Davies, as recollecting
It is said that Graham let go an opportunity to join The Beatles before Ringo Starr, as they were not famous enough back then. Shel Talmy, who has produced The Kinks, David Bowie and The Who, said that Graham was “the greatest drummer the UK has ever produced".
Graham, who came from Edmonton, north London, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in April.