By Andy Doerschuk Published August 26, 2010
Fans of drummer Johnny Barbata who ever wondered what became of the former member of such legendary rock acts The Turtles, Jefferson Starship, and CSN&Y are about to get their answer. The onetime New Jersey boy who found fame and fortune on the West Coast in the ’60s has settled in comparative peace and quiet of Ada, Oklahoma — population 16,000.
Apparently, the town was peaceful enough to enable Barbata to pen his new autobiography, The Legendary Life Of A Rock Star Drummer, which is available on amazon.com. And if you happen to be anywhere in the vicinity of south central U.S., you might want to drop by one of Barbata’s upcoming book signing events:
Friday, August 27: Oklahoma Music & Sound, 7423 N. May, OKC, OK, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Saturday August 28: Vintage 22, 800 E. Main St., Ada, OK, 4:00–8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 10: The Music Store, 2120-C 31st & Mingo, Tulsa, OK, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 11: Sigler Music, 1112 Garrison Ave., Ft. Smith, Ark., 12:00–5:00 p.m.