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The War Story: An Interview with War's Original Drummer Harold Brown

Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 20 March 2007

AS DRUMMER FOR THE BAND WAR, Harold Brown was part of the vibrant music scene of the late-'60s and early-'70s that included Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley. With War, Harold came up with a distinct and influential drumming style, and was a key contributor in a band that leaves a lasting legacy of fellowship and funk, with songs like 'Low Rider,' 'Spill The Wine' and 'Why Can't We Be Friends?'

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