After seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show, Will
Cox, along with most of the kids in his neighborhood, wanted to join
a band. When he and his friends discussed doing this, it
turned out that all of them wanted to play drums. They decided
to draw straws to see who would get to be the drummer, and Will won.
Will soon bought his first set of drums and started learning to play. His first band job was at the YMCA in Terre Haute, IN.
Will played in a number of bands between 1966 and 1976, but doesn’t recall their names. Since then, he has been a member of the following.
|1987-1994||Eddie and the Motivators|
|1994-1998||The Bad Dangos|
|1998-1999||Eddie and the Motivators|
|2000-2001||The Uptown Brass|
|2003-2010||The Pilgrim Blues Band|
|2008-2015||Dicky James and the Blue Flames|
|1997-2016||Maryland Community Church Band|
Will has opened for numerous major acts through the years.
He produced, engineered and played on “Hard Rain”, an album by Dicky James and the Blue Flames. It received world wide airplay, was the 2011 Best Self Produced CD for Indiana, was #1 in the nation in September 2011 and spent 20 weeks in the top 30.
Will was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of
Will was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2008, serving until his death in 2016. He was elected to the position of Vice Chair in 2010, and re-elected in 2012 and 2014. He chose not to run again in 2016 due to his declining healt.
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Last update on 17 Sep 2016