Lee Rockey was born in 1926 and passed away in 2002. He became known as a swinging jazz drummer in the mid 40's and moved to New York City in 1953. During his jazz career, he played with Neil Hefty and Herbie Mann among others. Later on he moved to Portland, Oregon, where he spent the rest of his life. In the mid 1970's he did a few electronic multimedia performances with dancers and video. Shortly after this he met up with Ju Suk Reet Meate of Smegma
, and guested on several of their recordings over the years.