Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dewey Martin passed.

NEW YORK - Dewey Martin, the Canadian-born drummer for '60s rock band Buffalo Springfield, has died.

Rolling Stone reports that Martin died Jan. 31 of unknown causes in Van Nuys, Calif. He was 68.

According to the Rolling Stone report, Martin not only sang backup on the Buffalo Springfield hit "For What It's Worth," he also provided the LSD to Stephen Stills that inspired him to write the song.

After the band fell apart in 1968, Martin tried to carry on by forming the New Buffalo Springfield, which led to legal battles.

He later became a car mechanic.

Martin, who grew up in the Ottawa area, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

He was born Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff and began playing drums at age 13, according to the online music encyclopedia

After moving to the U.S. he worked as a touring drummer with performers including Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers and Patsy Cline.


No comments: