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Birth name  Robert Mayo
Name  Bob Mayo
Years active  1960sā€“2004

Role  Keyboardist
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Instruments  Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Associated acts  Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates. Foreigner, Robert Plant, Dan Fogelberg, Aerosmith, Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Procol Harum, The Renovators, Doc Holliday, Rat Race Choir, Renegade, Ramble and the Descendants
Died  February 23, 2004, Basel, Switzerland
Spouse  Laurie Pellillo (m. ?ā€“2004)
Movies  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Occupation(s)  Keyboardist, Guitarist
Also known as  Bob Mayo, Bobby Mayo

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Robert J. Mayo (August 25, 1951 ā€“ February 23, 2004) was a session keyboardist and guitarist, perhaps best known for his work with Peter Frampton. He was also a member of Bergers and Mayo with the Hemberger brothers; los Grandes Formages at the Loft recording studio in Bronxville New York

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Biography

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Mayo was born in New York City, and grew up in Westchester County. He began studying music at the age of five, focusing on classical piano. During the 1960s, Mayo's interest in music grew due to the rock explosion. His first band was Ramble and the Descendants, where he played organ and sang. Mayo played with several other local bands and had plans to attend Juilliard School in New York City. His career took a detour when he suffered injuries in a serious car accident at the age of seventeen, but Mayo was determined and he was able to move on.

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In 1971, Mayo formed Doc Holliday with Frank Carillo, Tom Arlotta, and Bob Liggio. He then joined Rat Race Choir (73-74) one of the Tri-State area's best bands, playing guitar. He then left RRC, was replaced with Mark Hitt and teamed up with Peter Frampton and joined his touring band. Because of this, he appeared on Frampton's album Frampton Comes Alive!. It was on this recording that Frampton introduced Mayo with the words "Bob Mayo on the keyboards... Bob Mayo." Mayo also appeared on the Frampton albums I'm in You and Where I Should Be.

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In 1980, Mayo left Frampton's band to focus on recording. During this time, he recorded with Joe Walsh and Joe Vitale. Later he joined the touring band for Foreigner and played keyboards on "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "Break It Up". He spent the next two years touring with Foreigner, and also toured with Dan Fogelberg and Hall & Oates in the late 1980s. He continued to tour with Hall & Oates until 1998.

In 1981, Mayo was asked by Joey Kramer of Aerosmith to play keyboards in his band Renegade fronted by vocalist Marge Raymond. In 1983, Mayo played keyboards on Aerosmith's first tour in three years, in support of their Rock in a Hard Place album, also adding background vocals. Also in 1983, Mayo played in Robert Plant's touring band for The Principle of Moments world tour. The 2007 Rhino re-issue of The Principle of Moments contains three live tracks from that tour.

In 1992, Mayo returned to work with Peter Frampton. The resulting tour turned into the recording of the album Frampton Comes Alive! II. He also appeared on the Live in Detroit CD & DVD as well as Peter Frampton's 2003 recording Now.

On February 23, 2004, Mayo was touring with Peter Frampton in Basel, Switzerland, when he had a heart attack and died. Frampton said regarding him, "Bob was like a brother to me. I have lost a close personal friend and a talented, professional and outstanding musician."

Peter Frampton

  • Frampton (1975)
  • Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
  • I'm in You (1977)
  • Where I Should Be (1979)
  • Rise Up (1980)
  • Peter Frampton (1994)
  • Frampton Comes Alive! II (1995)
  • Live in Detroit (2000)
  • Now (2003)
  • Live in San Francisco March 24, 1975 (2004)
  • Foreigner

  • 4 (1981)
  • Joe Walsh

  • There Goes the Neighborhood (1981)
  • Joe Vitale

  • Plantation Harbor (1980)
  • Robert Plant

  • The Principle of Moments (1983) (2007 reissue)
  • Procol Harum

  • The Prodigal Stranger (1991) (lead guitar on unreleased track "Into the Flood")
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates

  • Change of Season' (1991)
  • References

    Bob Mayo Wikipedia


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