Paul Blakeley

Profile:
American rhythm 'n blues drummer of 'BC and The Cavemen', with bassist Mark Boston & guitarist Bill Harkleroad. P.G. Blakely joined Alexis Snouffer's formation of the Magic Band in the fall of 1964. Blakely was soon replaced by Vic Mortensen when the group became "Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band".

Prior to the group recording two singles for A&M Mortensen was called up for active service in Vietnam. Snouffer stood in on drums and Rich Hepner was recruited in to occupy his place on guitar. By the time the group's first single "Diddy Wah Diddy" became a regional hit Hepner had departed and Snouffer was guitarist, once again. Blakely returned as the drummer for their live appearances, until the fall of 1966 when he was replaced by John French from 'Blues In A Bottle'.

Paul Blakely or "P.G.", as he was known, only performed live with the early group. Some of his work appears on live out-takes, although an early PR photo has him with the group on the sleeve of the 1984 collective singles release "The Legendary A&M Sessions" - where he is credited as the drummer and as 'P.G. Blakeley'. The Oct 1984 A&M Press Pack photo correctly identifies him as 'Paul (P.G.) G. Blakely', whilst its accompanying 'Biography'-headed text-sheet miss-spells his name and compounds many errors in the group's early history.
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Vocals

DNDC 004 CD Paul Blakeley - Synaesthesia album art CoEx CoEx - Synaesthesia(CD, Album) De Nova Da Capo DNDC 004 CD UK 1995 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Paul Blakeley - The Legendary A&M Sessions album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - The Legendary A&M Sessions (Comp, MiniAlbum) A&M Records Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
Paul Blakeley - Puller Man album art Captain Beefheart Tupelo Missisippi (as PG Blakely) and 2 more… Captain Beefheart - Puller Man (Comp) German Records World Productions Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Paul Blakeley - Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) album art Various Diddy Wah Diddy Various - Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) (Comp) Rhino Records (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
Paul Blakeley - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) album art Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy (as PG Blakely) Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) (Comp) Rhino Entertainment Company US 1999 Sell This Version
Paul Blakeley - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) (Album) Revenant US 1999 Sell This Version
NR 16805 Paul Blakeley - Avalon '66 album art Capt. Beefheart* / Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band / The Soots Capt. Beefheart* / Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band / The Soots - Avalon '66(7", EP, Unofficial, Blu) Blue Desert Recordings NR 16805 US Unknown Sell This Version