Billy Adamson, who was a prolific session drummer in the '60s and played with hitmaking recording act the Searchers for nearly thirty years, has passed away. Few details are available at the time of writing, but reportedly, Billy died in France on November 11.
Billy Adamson's tenure with the Searchers started in 1969 after second drummer John Blunt had parted ways. At that time the band's heydays as hitmakers were over, although the Searchers certainly stayed busy as a touring band.
After Billy had joined, the grop became also notable for going a long period without a line-up change.
Although the group recorded sporadically after 1970, Billy appears on three Searchers albums: 1979's 'The Searchers, 1981's 'Love's Melodies', and 1989's 'Hungry Hearts'.
Billy left the band in 1998 to spend more time with his family.