BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — George Grantham, known for his hits "Crazy Love," "Heart of the Night" and the original drummer of the group Poco, suffered a serious stroke during a performance in 2004 that left him unable to continue touring or his career.
Now his daughter Gracie, in an effort to help defray her father's medical bills, has teamed with John McEuen in a campaign entitled "Putting Heads Together" to reach out to George's many cohorts, musical friends and admirers in an effort to secure donations of music items, swag and memorabilia to be included in an eBay auction for the benefit of George Grantham.
"In this day of higher and higher value for things of show biz history, this is a good chance to latch on to something cool, at a good price, for a great cause while helping someone who brought great music to so many," said John McEuen, one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who has stepped in to assist in this effort to raise funds for his friend in music. "In their first L.A. gig, at the Troubadour, POCO opened for us (NGDB) and blew us away. A year later, we went looking for a singing drummer like George, the Ringo of country-rock.
The list of donors for the auction is growing and already includes names like Timothy Schmit, Kentucky Headhunters, Scotty Moore, Steve Wariner, DJ Fontana, Don Henley, Richie Furay, Chris Hillman, Graham Nash and Orleans.
If you would like to take part in this worthy cause, you can contact Gracie here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers.