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Corky Laing

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While Corky Laing is most beneficial referred to as the powerhouse rock and roll drummer using the group Mountain, his profession has lasted well at night supergroup where he produced his name. Given birth to Laurence Gordon Laing on January 26, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he was the youngest in a family group of five kids. His oldest sister Carol was accompanied by triplet brothers — Jeffrey, Leslie, and Stephen — who known as him Gorky, and he was ultimately called Corky. In 1961, Laing got a gig using the popular spirit doo wop vocal group the Printer ink Spots, but relocated into rock and roll & roll using the music group Energy, made by a Felix Pappalardi. Laing remaining Energy in 1969, changing drummer N.D. Wise and joining electrical bass guitarist Pappalardi and guitarist Leslie Western in Hill, who alongside Cream and Blue Cheer, became among the seminal power trios in contemporary heavy psychedelic rock and roll music. Hill released three albums in 2 yrs on the impartial Windfall label and created the mega-hit “Mississippi Queen.” But Pappalardi continued hiatus while Laing and Western formed, Western, Bruce & Laing with previous Cream bassist/vocalist Jack port Bruce, creating two studio room albums along with a live discharge for the Epic label. Hill re-formed in 1974, released two even more albums, and split up once again. In past due 1975, Laing performed congas for many paths on Bo Diddley’s all-star record The 20th Wedding anniversary of Rock and roll N’ Roll. Hill once again reassembled in 1985 and Laing provides sustained an operating relationship together. In 2003, Laing and Western world created Nantucket Sleighride & Various other Mountain On-The-Road Tales, a historical summary of their period with Hill and stories of touring. 2007 held Laing busy, saving PLACE IT, an audio edition of his memoirs with Cory Bruyea. Hill also proved a Bob Dylan cover recording Masters of Battle. West continued having a single profession throughout, while Laing offers collaborated with John Lennon, Bobby Keyes, A DECADE After, David Rea, Mylon LeFevre, Meats Loaf, Frank Marino, and Mahogany Hurry, Cork, Eric Schenkman (ex-Spin Doctors) and bassist Noel Redding, previously from the Jimi Hendrix Encounter.

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Full Name Corky Laing
Profession Drummer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality Canadian
Siblings Carol Laing, Leslie Laing, Stephen Laing, Jeffrey Laing
Music Groups Mountain, West, Bruce and Laing
Music Songs Mississippi Queen, Theme From An Imaginary Western, Never in My Life, For Yasgur's Farm, Dreams of Milk and Honey, King's Chorale, Long Red, Don't Look Around, Tired Angels, Taunta, Southbound Train, Crossroader, Silver Paper, Sittin' on a Rainbow, Blood of the Sun, The Animal Trainer and the Toad, Travelin' in the Dark, My Lady, Roll Over Beethoven, One Last Cold Kiss, Nantucket Sleighride, Stormy Monday, Makin' It On The Street, To My Friend, Sister Justice, The Great Train Robbery, On My Way to Georgia, Leslie West Interview, Guitar Solo, Get out My Life Woman, Waiting to Take You Away, Growin' Old With Rock & Roll
Albums Secret Sessions, Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On, Nantucket Sleighride, Twin Peaks, Climbing!, Why Dontcha, Mystic Fire, Flowers of Evil, Masters of War, The Best of Mountain, Avalanche, Playing God, Making It On The Street, Live in Melle, The Very Best of Mountain
Movies Liberty Village – Somewhere in Heaven, Mountain: Sea of Fire, Southie, Evil Judgment


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2014-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Earth to Echo 2014 writer: "Mississippi Queen" - as Laurence Laing
The Heat 2013/I writer: "Sittin on a Rainbow"
The Americans 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Expendables 2010 writer: "Mississippi Queen" - as Laurence Laing
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Mississippi Queen"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "Mississippi Queen"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comeback Season 2006 writer: "Mississippi Queen" - as Laurence Laing
The Longest Yard 2005 as Laurence Laing, "Mississippi Queen"
Ed 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Outside Providence 1999 writer: "Mississippi Queen" - as Laurence Laing
The Simpsons 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
He's My Girl 1987 writer: "Mississippi Queen"
Vanishing Point 1971 writer: "Mississippi Queen" - as Laing

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Southie 1998 Wedding Band
Family Honor 1973 Second Body Guard

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberty Village: Somewhere in Heaven 2006 Documentary short soundtrack
Bill Lee: A Profile of a Pitcher 1981 Documentary music consultant

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evil Judgment 1984

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Shanks: Feel the Holes 2012 Video short special thanks - as His White Bass
Liberty Village: Somewhere in Heaven 2006 Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberty Village: Somewhere in Heaven 2006 Documentary short Himself

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