Don Gardner Biography
Don Gardner is an American rhythm and blues drummer and vocalist.
Born in Philadelphia, Gardner had formed his own group, the Sonotones, in 1953, but teamed up with Dee Dee Ford in the early 1960s to have his biggest successes. Their biggest hit was "I Need Your Lovin'", a Top 20 hit for 1962 a call-and-response classic in the mold of Ike & Tina Turner. Gardner collaborated with other artists in the 1960s, including Baby Washington. After the success of "I Need Your Lovin," several records followed with little success.