Jamie Oldaker September 5, 1951 – July 16, 2020

Our hearts go out to the family of Jamie Oldaker, who recently passed away at the age of 68.  Jamie left an enduring mark in the world of music, spanning over 40 years of great contributions to the art of drumming. He collaborated with Eric Clapton on 11 albums, including the iconic Slowhand record and his groove from that one album has been studied and imitated countless times.  One of the great pockets in Rock drumming, Jamie influenced so many great drummers whom we all love including Russ McKinnon and Jim Keltner…both also native sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

We at Gon Bops are honored to have known him, to have him as an endorsee and to call him our friend.  We will miss him always.

The Gon Bops Family