La Roca, Pete

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La Roca, Pete Gender: M
Peter Sims
born on 7 April 1938 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°59' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°42 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 27°10'


American jazz drummer. He worked with Sonny Rollins off and on, including a European tour from October 1957 to February 1959. He also played with Tony Scott in 1959. During hiatus, he sometimes worked in a law office or for the New York Public Library as a clerk. He was considered one of the most promising young New York drummers of his day.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Byrd, Donald (born 9 December 1932)

Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes B. Stone from La Roca, who was reportedly born Peter Sims, according to Nick Dagan Best.


  • Vocation : Business : Clerk/ Typist (Public library, law office)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Drums, Jazz)