Liberty and I could've both used a cocktail at the top of the show, but we laughed instead. I thought Mercury went direct. Yo. A few tech glitches couldn't stop the force that's Liberty Devitto.
Drummer for Billy Joel for 30 years, Lib's been on 150 million albums sold, while between touring and recording with Billy he was running off with Stevie Nicks, The Beach Boys, Karen Carpenter, Phoebe Snow, Meat Loaf, and countless others.
Lib shared how Only The Good Die Young did not become a reggae song... thanks for that Lib, and how Moving Out was born.
There's a great Steve Winwood yearbook Story. Lots about Ringo who sparked him, and then Dino Danelli, of The Rascals.
Liberty took us through his High School band, where meeting girls was the incentive... passing Bill Joe, as he was called then, nightly, aware of each other's bands, but not friends, until Billy requested a New York drummer (rock speak for "hits hard.") Liberty was the man. How he got the gig.. and how he kept it, and then shockingly lost it without a word.
What's happened since and what's going on now for the 68-year-old daddy of a 1 1/2 yr old baby girl. His daughter Torrey who’s killing it on Chicago Med, another about the go out with Fleetwood Mac, a Nurse to be... and a baby who's marching. Not bad daddying right there.
We talked The Slim Kings, Clean Getaway and The Lords of 52nd Street.
Liberty's created drum riffs which are indelible in millions upon millions of minds... he's taken a few liberties, too.
One of the greatest drummers who's ever picked up the stix, having seen him play innumerable times, I can say he's my pic with confidence. The man's a killer... and a lover, a husband, a daddy. a friend... such worthy time, diggin' in.
Liberty Devitto on The Road Taken, Celebrity Maps to Success
Wed, 8/22/18, 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET
With Samantha Rae
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