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  Mike Baird

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Mike Baird

Mike Baird, born Michael Baird on May 18, 1951, in South Gate, California, is an American drummer who has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Animotion, Michael Bolton, Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Julio Iglesias, Kenny Loggins, Ricky Martin, Richard Marx, Yumi Matsutoya, Bette Midler, Eddie Money, Hall and Oates, Riverdogs, Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, The Manhattan Transfer and numerous others. Baird is perhaps best known for playing drums and percussion for Journey on their Raised on Radio album tour (1986-1987), and is credited on two new tracks (12 & 13; live video mix) on the Raised on Radio (2006 reissue) CD.

Baird has released four solo albums, each featuring him in different ways: sound designer, primary artist, drummer / percussionist, composer, engineer, producer and even photographer.