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Ron Meagher

Origin  Oakland, California
Role  Bass
Name  Ron Meagher
Years active  1964–present
Instruments  bass guitar, vocals

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Born  2 October 1941 (age 74) (1941-10-02)
Occupation(s)  bass guitarist, backing vocalist
Associated acts  The Beau Brummels, The Black Velvet Band
Genres  Folk rock, Pop rock, Garage rock
Similar People  Ron Elliott, Sal Valentino, The Beau Brummels, Tom Donahue, Stoneground

Ron Meagher (born October 2, 1941, Oakland, California, USA) is best known as bassist of American rock band The Beau Brummels. When guitarist-songwriter Ron Elliott was putting the band together in 1964, he asked a friend, Kay Dane, if she knew any good bass players. Dane recommended Meagher, but cautioned, "He's kind of weird. He has long hair!" After joining the band, Meagher proved to be important to the band's image, as he was one of the first American rock musicians with Beatlesque hair.

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In addition to providing backing vocals, Meagher sang lead on occasion, as on "They'll Make You Cry," a song from the band's 1965 debut album, Introducing the Beau Brummels. Meagher appeared with the band in the 1965 science-fiction/comedy movie Village of the Giants, which was featured in a 1994 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He remained with the band as it reduced from a quintet to a trio by 1967's critically acclaimed album Triangle.

During the recording of the band's next album, 1968's Bradley's Barn, Meagher was drafted, becoming one of the few musicians from a well-known rock band to serve in the military at the height of the Vietnam War. After he was discharged two years later, Meagher played in the Black Velvet Band with former Beau Brummels bandmate Declan Mulligan. Over the next three decades, Meagher has also participated in several Beau Brummels revivals, most notably in the mid-1970s when the band released a 1975 self-titled reunion album.

Discography

With The Beau Brummels
  • Introducing the Beau Brummels (1965)
  • The Beau Brummels, Vol. 2 (1965)
  • Beau Brummels '66 (1966)
  • Triangle (1967)
  • The Beau Brummels (1975)
  • References

    Ron Meagher Wikipedia


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