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Paul Whaley
Paul Whaley
The Whale in the late 1960s.
Background information
Birth Name Paul Whaley
Alias The Whale
Born January 14, 1947
Occupation Musician, Baker
Genres Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Metal
Instrument(s) Drums
Years active 1965-1969 1984–1985, 1990–1993, 1999-2009
Labels MCA, Rainman, Megaforce
Associated acts Oxford Circle, Blue Cheer

Paul Whaley is a drummer best known for his multiple tenures with Blue Cheer, being in the band longer than anyone (and playing on seven of the band's ten albums) besides founding member Dickie Peterson throughout the band's 42 years.


Personal LifeEdit

Whaley was born in Davis, California though he had stints of living in England and San Fransisco before settling down in Germany in the 1980s. At some point he worked as a baker in Cornwell, England and as a pizza maker in San Fransisco.[1]


  • Oxford Circle - Drums
  • Blue Cheer - Drums (1967–1969, 1969, 1984–1985, 1990–1993, 1999–2004, 2005–2009)


With Oxford CircleEdit

  • "Foolish Woman/Mind Destruction" (1966)
  • Live at the Avalon 1966 (1997)

With Blue CheerEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Archived Rolling Stone articleAccessed 13 June 2016

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