Gary Chester

Gary Chester (born Cesario Gurciullo; October 27, 1924 – August 17, 1987) was a studio drummer, author, and teacher. Beginning in the 1960s, he played on hundreds of records for bands such as The Coasters, The Monkees, and The Lovin' Spoonful.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 27th, 1924, Died August 17th, 1987

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958 - 1965

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 105388 8/4/1958 That's a plenty Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105389 8/4/1958 Medley: Got a date with an angel ; There's a small hotel ; How high the moon Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105390 8/4/1958 My funny Valentine Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105391 8/4/1958 I won't dance ; Pick yourself up ; The song is you Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105392 8/5/1958 Dixie Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105393 8/5/1958 Easy to love Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105394 8/5/1958 Bewitched Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105395 8/5/1958 On the street where you live ; I could have danced all night Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105396 8/5/1958 Yesterdays Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105397 8/5/1958 Muskrat ramble Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105398 8/5/1958 When the Saints go marching in Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 105399 8/5/1958 At long last love Stan Rubin Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 113926 8/14/1963 Rockin' drummer Gary Chester ; Cozy Cole instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 113927 8/14/1963 Sing, sing, sing (with a swing) Gary Chester ; Cozy Cole instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114716 3/26/1964 Twisting & shoutin' (Doing the monkey) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114717 3/26/1964 Deep down love Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114718 3/26/1964 Baby (I just can't help it) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114719 3/26/1964 Groovin' Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114720 3/26/1964 Love (is where you find it) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 114721 3/26/1964 Squeeze her-Tease her (But love her) Jackie Wilson instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116436 8/18/1965 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Ninapinta and his Bongas and Congas instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116437 8/18/1965 Downtown Ninapinta and his Bongas and Congas instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116438 8/18/1965 I can't help myself Ninapinta and his Bongas and Congas instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116439 8/18/1965 Stop in the name of love Ninapinta and his Bongas and Congas instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 116539 9/7/1965 Help Ninapinta and his Bongas and Congas instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chester, Gary," accessed May 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308290.

Chester, Gary. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308290.

"Chester, Gary." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308290

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