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Mike Arturi Biography

 

Mike was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He began playing and
studying music at age eight and never looked back. After receiving
an Associates degree in music, Mike turned down two scholarship
offers in favor of pursuing his career as a working drummer. When a
job opportunity relocated him to Hollywood CA he began (thankfully
he says) a seemingly endless series of recording sessions as a
studio drummer and live performances in many different styles that
gave him a background in the music business that keeps his schedule
full to this day.

After returning to Chicago, Mike spent the next ten years playing
with top local and national touring acts culminating in his being
hired by the legendary Dick Clark of American Bandstand fame to play
drums for his Rock and Roll Revival shows featuring such greats as
Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, Freddie
Cannon, Del Shannon and Ronnie Spector. This led to Mike becoming a
band leader with as many as six bands working up to 300 dates a
year!

Mike is totally committed to the Lovin' Spoonful's plan for
recording a new album and is looking forward to touring in support
of that goal.