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John Barbata

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Full Name John Barbata
Profession Drummer
Date of Birth April 1 , 1945
Current Age 78 years
Birth Country United States
Nationality U.S. citizens
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 78 years old)

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John Barbata is one of the famous Drummer, who was born on the memorable day of April 1 in the year 1945. Hailing from the vibrant city of New Jersey, John Barbata is a proud citizen of United States.

Drummer with Jefferson Starship from 1974 until 1978 and with Jefferson Airplane for its final album and tour.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, John Barbata continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about John Barbata
Popular As: John Barbata
First Name: John
Last Name: Barbata
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 1
Birth Year: 1945
Age: 78-years


He worked as a session drummer before The Turtles enlisted him for his first professional breakout gig.

He was a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.


He and his wife Angie occasionally collaborated on musical projects. He met Albert Einstein once as a child, after his parents towed Einstein back to shore when the physicist’s boat ran out of gas on a lake.

John Barbata Timeline

In spring 1966, The Turtles were looking for a new drummer and Gene Clark of the Byrds recommended Barbata. After an audition with Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, and Al Nichol, Barbata had the gig.
The first song Barbata recorded with the Turtles was "Happy Together" and on March 25, 1967, "Happy Together" went to No. 1 on the charts and stayed there for three weeks.
In 1970, Barbata was invited to join CSNY after Neil Young fired their previous drummer, Dallas Taylor.
In 1972, while CSNY were on an extended break, David Crosby introduced Barbata to the band Jefferson Airplane, who were looking for a new drummer after their previous one, Joey Covington, quit to do a solo album.
Barbata has served as the drummer for The Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane (for its final album and tour only), and Jefferson Starship (from 1974 to 1978).
Barbata later went on to play on Red Octopus (1975), which was the Starship's best-selling album, containing the hit single "Miracles".