Gary "Magic" Marker

Real Name:
Gary Alfred Marker
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Gary 'Magic' Marker (May 23, 1943 – December 8, 2015) was a bass guitarist and recording engineer best known for his involvement in various psychedelic rock bands of the 1960s. A bass player with jazz leanings, who had studied at Berklee College of Music, Marker was a member of the Rising Sons (2) between 1964 and 1966, along with Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Ed Cassidy and Jesse Lee Kincaid . During this time he became friendly with Don Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart). He helped with Vliet's musical education and played with Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band on a number of occasions .He has played in numerous bands (and with many performers) over the years, been a regular session musician as well working as an engineer/producer. He retired from the music business but maintained an active interest (especially in Beefheart-related matters) until his death on December 8th, 2015 from a stroke.
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Vocals

SAL 933594 Gary "Magic" Marker - Border Town album art Fusion (19) Fusion (19) - Border Town (Album) Atco Records SAL 933594 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SAL 933594 Gary "Magic" Marker - Border Town album art Fusion (19) Fusion (19) - Border Town (Album) Atco Records SAL 933594 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
STS 1053, 2 STS 1053 Gary "Magic" Marker - Trout Mask Replica album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Moonlight On Vermont and 1 more… Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica (Album) Straight, Straight STS 1053, 2 STS 1053 US 1969 Sell This Version
JG 101 Gary "Magic" Marker - First Taste album art Juicy Groove Juicy Groove - First Taste (Album) Payola Records (4) JG 101 US 1978 Sell This Version
CATCH-2 Gary "Magic" Marker - Recorded Lies album art Rainbow Red Oxidizer Rainbow Red Oxidizer - Recorded Lies (Album) Quark Records (4) CATCH-2 US 1980 Sell This Version
OLLP 5222 AS, OLLP 5222 Gary "Magic" Marker - Mindrocker Volume 7 album art Various The Devil's Got My Woman (as Gary Marker) and 1 more… Various - Mindrocker Volume 7(LP, Comp, Whi) Line/OutLine, Outline Records OLLP 5222 AS, OLLP 5222 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
CK 52828 Gary "Magic" Marker - Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder album art Rising Sons (2) Featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder Rising Sons (2) Featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder - Rising Sons Featuring Taj Mahal And Ry Cooder (Album) Columbia, Legacy CK 52828 US 1992 Sell This Version
R2 75863 Gary "Magic" Marker - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) album art Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Moonlight On Vermont Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology) (Comp) Rhino Entertainment Company R2 75863 US 1999 Sell This Version
AMCY-6301~04 Gary "Magic" Marker - Box Set album art Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield - Box Set (Comp) Rhino Records (2), ATCO Records, Elektra AMCY-6301~04 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
175292-2, 2-175292 Gary "Magic" Marker - Neil Young Archives - Vol. 1 (1963-1972) album art Neil Young I Am A Child (as Gary Marker) Neil Young - Neil Young Archives - Vol. 1 (1963-1972) (Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 175292-2, 2-175292 US 2009 Sell This Version
R2 519759 Gary "Magic" Marker - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968) album art Various Take A Giant Step (as Gary Marker) Various - Where The Action Is! (Los Angeles Nuggets: 1965-1968)(4xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Rhino Records (2) R2 519759 US 2009 Sell This Version
CD 2257-2 Gary "Magic" Marker - Decade album art Neil Young I Am A Child (as The Sunset Sound Receptionist's Boyfriend) Neil Young - Decade (Comp) Reprise Records CD 2257-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Gary "Magic" Marker - Rising Sons album art Rising Sons (2) Rising Sons (2) - Rising Sons (Album) Groucho Records Ltd. none US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

SAL 933594 Gary "Magic" Marker - Border Town album art Fusion (19) Fusion (19) - Border Town (Album) Atco Records SAL 933594 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
BIW23-2 Gary "Magic" Marker - Band In The World - Super Super Band album art Various Candy Man (as G. Marker) Various - Band In The World - Super Super Band(CD, Comp) DeAgostini BIW23-2 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
CDCHD 1219 Gary "Magic" Marker - You Heard Them Here First (Rock's Icons Before They Were Famous) album art Various Candy Man (as Gary Marker) Various - You Heard Them Here First (Rock's Icons Before They Were Famous)(CD, Comp) Ace CDCHD 1219 UK 2009 Sell This Version

Production

SAL 933594 Gary "Magic" Marker - Border Town album art Fusion (19) Fusion (19) - Border Town (Album) Atco Records SAL 933594 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
Revenant 210 Gary "Magic" Marker - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982)(4xCD + CD, Enh + Box, Album) Revenant Revenant 210 US 1999 Sell This Version

Technical

BDS 5001 Gary "Magic" Marker - Safe As Milk album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records BDS 5001 US 1967 Sell This Version
MA 0015784 Gary "Magic" Marker - Abba Zaba album art Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart - Abba Zaba (Comp) Masters MA 0015784 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version