Rockers In Recovery- Guest Tonight Liberty DeVitto
Rockers In Recovery looks forward to our interview with Liberty DeVitto Former Drummer of Billy Joel Sunday March 27,2011 at 7:00 PM EST on the Holistic Lifestyles Radio Network live from WWNN AM 1470. Listen Live Click This Link: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm?stationCallSign=WWNN
Former Drummer of Billy Joel. DeVitto has been making music for over 40 years and now gets to give back as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock. Liberty is a great drummer with a heart the size of his drum kit.
Liberty DeVitto (born August 8, 1950) is an American rock drummer. He is best known as the drummer for Billy Joel, but has also played with the NYC Hit Squad and has been a session drummer on recordings of other artists.
DeVitto was born in New York City of Italian ancestry where his father was a police officer at the New York Police Department. He taught himself to play the drums after seeing The Beatles on their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.
After working with Billy Joel for 30 years, Devitto left in 2006 just before Billy Joel’s tour. Up to that point, he had the longest running tenure in Joel’s band, starting with the recording of 1976’s Turnstiles.
In 2003, Liberty DeVitto signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in underserved public schools throughout the U.S.A. Liberty has personally delivered instruments to children in the program, performed at benefit events for the cause, and sits on the organization’s Honorary Board of Directors.Listen To Archived Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/holisticlifestylesradio/2011/03/27/rockers-in-recovery–liberty-devitto-former-drummer-of-billy-joel