American Rock Keyboard player, saxophonist and guitarist, Marty Grebb has died. He was a Bonny Raitt band member, played with Eric Clapton and a touring member of super-group ‘Chicago’.

Marty was born September 2, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. His early interest in music can be attributed to his father, Harry, who was a saxophonist and played in the big-band era, both on the roads and in the clubs of Chicago.

In 1966, a local band, The Buckinghams, required the services of a keyboardist, and Marty Grebb was asked to team up with them. Around this time, the band members were introduced to James William Guercio, a former bassist and road manager for Chad & Jeremy who found them a management contract with Ebbins-Guercio Associates. The band went on to have six top-ten national selling singles and three top twenty albums with Marty Grebb for Columbia Records. 

After the Buckinghams, Grebb toured with a number of artists, including Leon Russell, Elton John, Muddy Waters, and most notably with Bonnie Raitt as a member of her band for 25 years. He was also a touring member of rock legends Chicago in 1980 and 1981.



I am a published writer, journalist and photo-journalist. I have an MA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of Wales. My literary work has been represented at the Bologna book fair and my journalism has been published in a number of UK national newspapers including 'the Observer'. My photo-journalism has been represented by Agence France-Presse.


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