Corky Laing is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Corky was the drummer for th…

Written by on January 26, 2018


Corky Laing is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Corky was the drummer for the legendary bands Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing ( with Leslie West Mountain & Jack Bruce).

His full name is Laurence Gordon Laing and is a native of Montreal, Quebec. He was the youngest in a family of five children. His eldest sister Carol was followed by triplet brothers, Jeffrey, Leslie, and Stephen, and then by Corky. According to Corky, his brothers called him “Gorky” because they could not pronounce his given name “Gordon”. “Gorky” eventually morphed into Corky, a moniker which has remained with him throughout his career.

Corky is still playing these day so if you ever get the chance to see him live, you will be seeing one of the great Rock and Roll drummers.

Happy Birthday Mr. Laing!!!




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