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.