Sandy Nelson

Instrumental Rock & Roll

Years active 1959-present

always klick on pic’s.

Sandy Nelson

Santa Monica, California, USA

Born December 1, 1938 (age 79)


Discography & Info! Sandy Nelson

Sander L. Nelson ”Sandy Nelson”  (born December 1, 1938) is an American drummer.  Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s, had several solo instrumental Top 40 hits and was a session drummer on many other well-known hits, and released over 30 albums. He lives in Boulder CityNevada, and continues to experiment with music on keyboards and piano.


His first recording, with a band called the Renegades (Richard PodolorBruce Johnston, and Nick Venet), was "Geronimo", written by Venet, produced by Kim Fowley, and released on the Original Sound Records label. Although it flopped on the national charts, it charted in some of the Mid West markets. The song, along with "Charge", is part of the soundtrack of 1959 film Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow released by American International Pictures.  Nelson attended high school with Jan BerryDean Torrence (who became Jan and Dean), and Kim Fowley. After gaining respect as a session drummer, he played on such songs as "To Know Him Is To Love Him" (Phil Spector's Teddy Bears, 1958), "Alley-Oop" (The Hollywood Argyles, 1960), and "A Thousand Stars" (Kathy Young and the Innocents, 1960). … Read full text here >>> Sandy Nelson

This release, Original release   IMPERIAL X5904 (US1962

Be bop baby [instr.]   b/w   Let the four winds blow [instr.]

Be bop baby [instr.] - 1962

This release, Original release   IMPERIAL 5940 (US1962

Alexis [instr.]   b/w   You name it [instr.]

Alexis [instr.] - 1962

More Sandy Nelson:  Imperial X5775 (1961)

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