Veteran drummer Mickey Waller dies aged 66

Former Rod Stewart, Stones, Hendrix sticksman passes away

Veteran drummer Mickey Waller dies aged 66
Jeff Beck Group: (From left to right) Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller and Ronnie Wood

British drummer Mickey Waller has died from liver failure aged 66. Waller was a much in demand session musician during the 1960s and toured and recorded with many of that era’s seminal bands including Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and the Jeff Beck Group alongside Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

Waller also became a regular fixture on many of Rod Stewart’s solo recordings including 1971’s Every Picture Tells A Story, the album which included Maggie May.

Mickey died on 29 April 2008.

By Tom Porter