|Associated acts Crazy Horse||Name Billy Talbot|
|Born October 23, 1943 (age 72)
New York City, New York, United States (1943-10-23) |
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Role Singer-songwriter · billytalbot.com
Music groups Crazy Horse (Since 1967), The Rockets
Albums Alive In The Spirit World, Rust Never Sleeps, Greendale, Live Rust, Ragged Glory
Similar People Ralph Molina, Frank Sampedro, Danny Whitten, Rick Rosas, Jack Nitzsche
Birth name William Hammond Talbot
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William Hammond "Billy" Talbot (born October 23, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist of Crazy Horse.
Born in New York City, Talbot started his musical career singing on street corners at the age of 14. He moved to New Jersey with his family the next year, and by 17 he had moved to Los Angeles. There, he befriended Ralph Molina, Danny Whitten and Benjamin Rocco. Together they formed a doo-wop group called Danny and the Memories. After moving the group to San Francisco, they morphed into The Psyrcle, which eventually grew to encompass Leon and George Whitsell along with Bobby Notkoff. At this point, Talbot and his bandmates renamed the group The Rockets.
In 1967, the group met Neil Young, who at the time was a member of Buffalo Springfield. This meeting saw Molina, Whitten, and Talbot join forces with Young to create Crazy Horse.
Talbot began performing solo in 1999 at small venues. In October 2004, Talbot struck out on his own with The Billy Talbot Band, releasing the album Alive in the Spirit World on Sanctuary Records. In 2013, the band released their second album On the Road to Spearfish on Vapor Records.
In 2013 Talbot joined forces with Ralph Molina, George Whitsell and Ryan James Holzer to form the band Wolves. They released their first album Wolves EP on February 16, 2014. In June 2014, Talbot suffered a minor stroke and was forced to sit out the most recent Crazy Horse tour.