Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

On Leave From Mahavishnu, Drummer Billy Cobham Gets His Chance: Solo

David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

LOS ANGELES – "I never felt my music was ever really wanted by the Mahavishnu Orchestra," complained drummer Billy Cobham. "I tried having them use it in the very beginning because I was hoping the band was going to be one where I could say I contributed on a musical plane by writing, as well as by playing." He thumbed his glasses to his nose dejectedly. "I never really got the chance."

Total word count of piece: 1297


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.