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David Lindley

David Lindley was born on 21 March 1944 in San Marino, California. His full birth name was David Perry Lindley. When he was in his teens he took up playing the banjo and fiddle. By his late teens he had won the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest five times.
In 1966 he was a founding member of the us band Kaleidoscope. The would release four albums with Epic Records, before disbanding in 1970. Lindley then moved to England. There he would play in Terry Reid's band.
In 1972 he joined Jackson Browne and his band. He would play with the group till 1980. Also during the seventies he toured with Crosby-Nash, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
In 1981 Lindley formed the band El Rayo-X. Their debut album would be produced by Jackson Browne. Eight years later they would play their last show on December 31 1989. Since then he has toured as a solo and also as a part of duos. He teamed up with Hani Naser in a duo and then formed a duo with Wally Ingram.
In the early nineties he toured and recorded with Hani Naser.
In 2006 Lindley played on Ben Harper's album "Both Sides of the Gun". In the same year he joined Jackson Browne for a tour in Spain. The duo won an Independent Music Award for Best Live Performance Album, for the recording of the tour.
Lindley is a prolific session musician. He has contributed to recordings and performances by Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, Curtis Mayfield, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Terry Reid, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart Joe Walsh, Ry Cooder and Henry Kaiser.

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