Chances are that Jim Keltner played drums on one (or several) of your favorite records of the last 50+ years. From Carly Simon, Randy Newman, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, The Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Richard Thompson, Sheryl Crow, Gillian Welch, The Traveling Wilburys, Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, and on, the list of Keltner’s credits is almost endless.

On Wednesday, WUMB will celebrate the 80th birthday of Jim Keltner, born in Tulsa, OK on April 27th, 1942, by sharing some of the iconic recordings featuring his drumming.

Hear the Artist of the Day features each weekday in the 9 AM, noon, 3 PM, and 7 PM hours.