Ben Harper biography



An American roots musician!

Ben Harper is an American roots musician who has stretched his appeal around the globe by recording covers of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing and The Verve‘s The Drugs Don’t Work.

Harper’s first album, Welcome To The Cruel World (1994), was followed by Fight For Your Mind only a year later. It was at this point that the word of Ben Harper began to spread.

Often touring Europe and other non-American territories, Harper has created a dedicated following the world over.

One of his most successful collaborations happened with the vocal group The Blind Boys Of Alabam. Harper recorded the seriously groovy There Will Be A Light with these distinguished men in 2004.

Initially famous for his Weissenborn slide skills, Ben Harper has shown some serious talent on most guitars. His band The Innocent Criminals aren’t bad either!


The Drugs Don’t Work – Chords

C Csus2 | C G/B | Am Asus2 | Am Asus2 |
All this talk of getting old, it’s getting me down my love.
Em | F/C G | C Csus2 | C Csus2 |
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown, this time I’m comin’ down.

Go to The Drugs Don’t Work chords.


The Drugs Don’t Work – Lyrics

All this talk of getting old,
it’s getting me down my love.
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown,
this time I’m comin’ down.

Go to The Drugs Don’t Work lyrics.