Willie Leacox Passed Away At The Age Of 74

Willie Leacox, the previous drummer for the musical gang America, died yesterday at 74 years old. He died at his home in Stockton, California, and the reason for death is obscure.

America distributed the accompanying message via online media:


“We are crushed to learn of the demise of our brother and cherished drummer of 41 years, Willie Leacox.” Willie was a significant individual from the America family, and we treasure the time we enjoyed with him on this crazy experience.”

The article additionally urged anyone who needs to make a gift in Willie’s memory to do as such to the Leacox Family Music Education Scholarship.

The life and vocation of Willie Leacox He was born into a melodic group of drummers and was given the name William Robert Leacox. His uncle, father, brother, and three cousins all grew up drumming. Willie had an interest in playing the drums at an early age. At the point when he was in rudimentary and secondary school, he was an individual from many groups.

In 1970, he acquired a four year college education in music from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he studied piano and drummed in different undergrad groups. Leacox kept on acting in groups to enhance his pay, and he was an individual from the band Jerms. Willie moved to Southern California after school to work in the music business and with neighborhood specialists, as well as playing out some free moving work. He then, at that point, met David Joloff, an entertainer and vocalist, who encouraged him to join America. Joloff’s level was near Gerry Beckley’s, Dewey Bunnell’s, and Dan Peek’s homes in America, and he heard that they were arranging a tryout to find another drummer.

Willie intrigued America’s individuals at the tryout, and he was utilized immediately. The occasion was the main LP he worked on, and he had affectionate memories of chipping away at it with Sir George Martin. He then, at that point, played drums on Martin’s accounts as a whole, including a live LP recorded at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. He additionally suggested Ludwig drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, RhythmTech percussion, MAY E.A. inner mic frameworks, and GonBops congas.

Netizens offer their regards to Willie Leacox. Willie’s name was notable in the music world as a notable and capable drummer. As word spread of his passing, Twitter was immersed with accolades. At the point when America distributed a proclamation on Leacox’s passing, it was loaded up with fan honors, including entertainer John Stamos, who expressed he respected his drumming. Others alluded to him as a talented artist and a sublime drummer.