Posted by themusicsover on June 27, 2012
Don Grady (Born Don Agrati)
June 8, 1944 – June 27, 2012
Don Grady is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of middle son, Robbie Douglas on the 1960s television series, My Three Sons. Those a bit older may remember him as one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. While he was working on My Three Sons, Grady played drums in the Yellow Balloon who had a minor hit with “The Yellow Balloon” in 1967. His own band, the Greefs, performed on My Three Sons on at least one occasion. When the show ended in 1972, Grady became more serious about his music career. He released his first album, Homegrown, for Elektra Records in 1973. In subsequent years, he composed music for the Blake Edwards film, Switch, The Phil Donahue Show, and the Las Vegas production of EFX. He released his second album, Boomer: JazRokPop in 2008. Don Grady was reportedly suffering from cancer and under hospice care during his final days. He was 68 when he passed away on June 27, 2012.
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