Narada Michael Walden (born Michael Walden on April 23, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an [American] [producer] , [drummer] , [singer] , and [songwriter] . He was given the name [Narada] by guru [Sri Chinmoy] in the early 1970s and his musical career spans three decades, in which he was awarded several gold, platinum and [multi-platinum] awards. Walden has also owned and operated Tarpan Studios, a well-known [recording studio] in [San Rafael] , [California] , since the mid-1980s.
His stage career included appearances with [John McLaughlin] and the [Mahavishnu Orchestra] (where he replaced legendary drummer [Billy Cobham] ), and [Jeff Beck] (on Beck's album [Wired] ).
His first album, Garden of Love Light , was released in 1976 and included the track "Delightful"