Bernard Pretty Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show

L to R: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott aka Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott backstage at Hair Show at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway NYC. Bernard and Jerry have played together on numerous Atlantic Records recording sessions, most notably on Aretha Franklin‘s "Aretha Live at Fillmore West" March 1971. Jon Hammond was at the show and so was Danny Glover, they speak together about it on Jon’s radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio:
HammondCast 81 KYCY and KYOU 1550AM, a Special Visit with DANNY GLOVER! Hear Danny speak with Jon Hammond about his projects and growing up and living in San Francisco his entire life throughout his International traveling and super-successful career, he has always had a great love for SF Bay Area. Deeply involved in music and international social causes, Danny speaks about Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Aretha and many more. Music: ARETHA FRANKLIN (Live at Fillmore) "Reach Out And Touch", LOUIS ARMSTRONG "What A Wonderful World", JOHN COLTRANE "My Favorite Things" and JON HAMMOND "Six Year Itch" KYOU MEDIATANK
Bernard Purdie is playing the music of composer Galt MacDermot on HAIR nightly.
Bernard’s drums on the set of HAIR, photo by Jon Hammond:

Uptempo LATE RENT Lift Off! 1989 Mikell’s NYC as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show
Uptempo LATE RENT Lift Off! 1989 Mikell’s TV: JON HAMMOND Combo Lifting Off at Mikell’s NYC powered by the top-shelf Rhythm Section of BERNARD "PRETTY PURDIE drums & CHUGGY CARTER percussion, ALEX FOSTER sax, BARRY FINNERTY guitar and JON HAMMOND at his 1959 Hammond B3 Organ/bass. This highly uptempo rendition of "LATE RENT", Jon Hammond’s theme song from his long-time TV and Radio show is cooking so hard that you won’t believe it. Bernard’s 2 children, Henry & Phyllis were there to hear their father on Hammond’s band and make a cameo appearance. This film was previously shown on Jon’s TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" now in 27th year on New York City cable access TV and other cities throughout USA © JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Jon Hammond tags Lift Off, Hammond B3 Organ, Leslie Speaker, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, HammondCast, Alex Foster, Chuggy Carter, Mikell’s, Hugh Masakela, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Stuff, Concorde Jet, Star Alliance, KYCY, KYOU, CBS Radio, NDR Radio, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Oslo Norway, Time Warner, Psychedelic, Billboard Magazine, MIDEM, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Roberta Flack, Atlantic Records, Hank Crawford, Cornell Dupree, Sons of Champlin, James Preston, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, I left my CAR, ASCAP, American Federation of Musicians Union Local 802 & Local 6 BERKLEE ALUMNOTES
A Signature Shuffle Enjoys a New Life — NY Times
Purdie Shuffle Uptempo here on Late Rent — Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men

Late Rent, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond, Local 802 Musicians Union, ASCAP, Shuffle, Funk, Jazz, Blues, B3, XK-3c, XK-1, XB-2, Accordion, Sabian Cymbals, J4JA!
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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM 7 days a week. *Performing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Prisons every month in addition to concerts world-wide. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. *TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite.
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