Famous Drummers in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 695

  • 1939-08-31 Jerry Allison, American rock drummer, and songwriter (Buddy Holly & Crickets - "That'll Be The Day"), born in Hillsboro, Texas
  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1940-01-12 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1940-02-09 Brian Bennett, British rock drummer (Shadows), born in Palmers Green, North London, England
  • 1940-05-26 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - "Up On Cripple Creek"; "The Weight"), and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter; The Right Stuff), born in Elaine, Arkansas (d. 2012)
  • 1940-06-10 John William Stevens, jazz drummer

Person of interestRingo Starr

1940-07-07 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1940-08-12 Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, born in Lagos, Nigeria (d. 2020)
  • 1940-09-11 Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1941-02-04 John Steel, British rock drummer (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Gateshead, County Durham, England

Person of interestCharlie Watts

1941-06-02 Charlie Watts, British drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1941-08-19 Milford Graves, American avant-garde andfree jazz drummer, percussionist (New York Art Quartet), and educator (Bennington College, Vermont, 1973-2012), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1941-08-26 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2005)
  • 1941-09-06 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), born in Hammersmith, London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1941-09-14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2020)
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-26 Joe Bauer, American rock drummer (Youngbloods), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestPete Best

1941-11-24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • 1941-12-13 Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, born in Yazoo City, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1942-01-08 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1942-02-12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • 1942-03-01 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, English rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London
  • 1942-03-30 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), born in Rocester, Staffordshire England
  • 1942-04-27 Jim Keltner, American session drummer (Bob Dylan; George Harrison; John Lennon; Ringo Starr; Harry Nilsson; Richard Thompson; Traveling Wilburys; Elvis Costello; Joe Cocker; Ry Cooder; Eric Clapton; Carly Simon; Jackson Browne; Randy Newman; and others...), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1942-05-04 Ronnie Bond, British drummer (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 1942-06-25 Joe Chambers, American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and composer, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-08-11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • 1942-08-15 Peter York, British rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Redcar, Yorkshire
  • 1942-09-25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • 1942-09-30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • 1942-10-15 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom
  • 1942-11-22 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1942-12-02 Ted Bluechel, American rock vocalist and drummer (Association), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1942-12-08 Bobby Elliott, British rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1942-12-15 Dave Clark, English rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • 1943-01-28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (The Chamber Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1943-03-02 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), born in Hampstead, North West London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1943-03-17 Tony Newman, English drummer (Sounds Incorporated, T.Rex), born in Southampton, England
  • 1943-05-28 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - "Little Children"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1943-06-22 Ralph Molina, American drummer (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-08-01 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • 1943-09-11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-15 Larrie Londin [Ralph Gallant], American session drummer (Motown and Nashville), born in Norfolk, Virgina (d. 1992)
  • 1943-11-05 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1943-11-09 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-12-02 Dave Munden, English rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 1944-01-27 Nick Mason, British progressive rock drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1944-01-28 Marty Fried, American rock drummer (The Cyrkle - "Red Rubber Ball"), born in Wayside, New Jersey
  • 1944-02-15 Michael "Mick" Avory, British rock drummer (The Kinks, 1964-84 - "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy"), born in East Molesey, Surrey
  • 1944-03-11 Ric Rothwell, British rock drummer (Mindbenders - "The Game of Love"), born in Reddish, Cheshire, England
  • 1944-03-17 Pat McCauley, Northern Irish rock keyboardist and drummer (Them - "Here Comes The Night") (d. 1984)
  • 1944-04-22 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1944-05-02 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1944-05-08 Bill Legend [Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • 1944-05-16 Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American jazz drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Colón, Panama
  • 1944-05-23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, American funk drummer (Parliament-Funkadelic; Miles Davis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1944-05-27 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 1944-06-03 Michael Clarke, American rock drummer (The Byrds, 1964-67 - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"; Flying Burrito Brothers, 1969-71; Firefall, 1974-80), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1944-06-21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1944-07-08 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson, American rock drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
  • 1944-07-16 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), born in Wynne, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1944-07-23 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-08-09 Viv Prince, British drummer (Pretty Things - "Honey I Need"), born in Loughborough, England
  • 1944-09-04 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • 1944-12-04 Dennis Wilson, American drummer and vocalist (Beach Boys), born in Hawthorne, California (d. 1983)
  • 1944-12-20 Robert "Bobby" Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-22 Colin "Barry" Jenkins , English rock drummer (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1945-02-13 Roy Dyke, English rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-02-23 John Halsey, British rock drummer (The Rutles - "Barry Wom"), born in Highgate, North London
  • 1945-03-06 Hugh Grundy, British rock drummer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1945-04-01 John Barbata, American drummer (Turtles - "Happy Together"; "Elenore"), born in Passiac, New Jersey
  • 1945-04-01 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1945-04-24 Doug Clifford, American rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"; "Bad Moon Rising"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1945-04-28 John Wolters, American drummer (Dr. Hook -"When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman"), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1945-05-26 Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (Guess Who - "American Woman"; "No Sugar Tonight"), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1945-07-14 Jim Gordon, American drummer and studio musician (Derek and the Dominos), born in Los Angeles, California [1]
  • 1945-08-16 Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, British rock drummer (Easybeats - "Friday On My Mind"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-09-23 Ronald Bushy, rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-10-07 Kevin Godley, English rock drummer, vocalist, and producer (10cc - "I'm Not On Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-10-16 Roger Hawkins, American session drummer (the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • 1945-10-20 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • 1945-11-03 Robert "Bobby" LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945-11-25 Bev Bevan, English drummer (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945-12-01 John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "L.A. Woman"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-23 Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946-01-10 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1946-02-06 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • 1946-02-08 Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra, Mexican blues-rock drummer (Canned Heat), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1946-02-19 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox; Focus -"Hocus Pocus"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946-03-10 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
  • 1946-03-17 Harold Brown, American rock drummer (War, 1969-94 - "Summer": "Low Rider"), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 204

  • 2004-01-16 John Siomos, American rock drummer, dies at 56
  • 2004-01-28 Melvyn "Mel" Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 2004-05-18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 2004-09-12 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, dies at 59
  • 2004-12-12 Frank Isola, American jazz drummer (Stan Getz; Gerry Mulligan; Mose Allison), dies at 79
  • 2005-01-11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"; New Riders of the Purple Sage) dies of colon cancer at 66
  • 2005-02-08 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers; Southern Pacific), dies of pneumonia at 56
  • 2005-02-28 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), dies at 63
  • 2005-03-26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • 2005-03-30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • 2005-05-03 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong; Mike Oldfield), dies at 52
  • 2005-08-20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • 2005-10-31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside), dies in an auto accident at 31
  • 2005-11-04 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • 2005-11-04 Len Barnard, Australian jazz drummer ("The Naked Dance"; Galapagos Duck), dies at 76
  • 2005-11-29 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury during a fall at his home, at 62
  • 2006-02-17 Ray Barretto, American percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader (Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi"), dies at 76
  • 2006-03-01 Johnny Jackson, American drummer (The Jackson 5), dies at 54
  • 2006-08-22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
  • 2006-12-09 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • 2007-02-07 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz and session drummer, and bandleader, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 2007-02-22 Ian Wallace, English drummer (King Crimson), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2007-02-27 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-08-16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-09-15 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • 2007-11-02 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • 2007-11-11 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 2008-02-09 Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.
  • 2008-02-26 (George) "Buddy" Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag; Band of Gypsies), dies of congestive heart disease at 60
  • 2008-03-16 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), dies from injuries after a fall at 61
  • 2008-04-29 Michael "Micky" Waller, British blues and rock drummer (Long John Baldry; Jeff Beck Group), dies of liver failure at 66
  • 2008-05-05 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), dies at 63
  • 2008-05-11 John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush, 1974), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 2008-07-06 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2008-08-21 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), dies at 79
  • 2008-09-19 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 83
  • 2008-11-30 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2009-01-31 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth") dies at 68
  • 2009-02-14 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 84
  • 2009-03-24 Uriel Jones, American jazz and session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies from complications of a heart attack at 74
  • 2009-04-08 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), dies at 85
  • 2009-07-04 Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • 2009-12-28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • 2010-06-07 Stuart Cable, Welsh rock drummer (Stereolab), and broadcaster, choles to death on his own vomit at 40
  • 2010-08-12 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 2010-10-26 John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), dies at 63
  • 2011-02-25 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), dies at 64
  • 2011-03-12 Joe Morello, American jazz drummer (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Blue Rondo à la Turk"), dies at 82
  • 2011-04-04 Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
  • 2011-06-04 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), dies at 59 [1]
  • 2011-10-14 Chuck Ruff, American rock drummer (Edgar Winter Group - "Frankenstein"), dies after a long illness at 60
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2012-03-12 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American drummer and singer (The Band - "Up On Cripple Creek"; "The Weight"), and actor (Coal Miner's Daughter; The Right Stuff), dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-07-04 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), dies at 83
  • 2013-03-12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • 2013-06-24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013-08-13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • 2013-10-19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 2013-11-05 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), dies at 57
  • 2013-11-11 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98), dies at 69
  • 2013-12-01 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • 2014-03-29 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention; Rhinoceros), dies of complications from diabetes at 71
  • 2014-05-03 Bobby Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), dies at 78
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2015-01-18 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), dies of complications from pneumonia and kidney disease at 66
  • 2015-03-20 A.J. Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 2015-04-03 Bob Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a car crash at 64
  • 2015-11-09 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • 2015-11-11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2015-12-28 John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), dies at 62
  • 2016-01-17 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), dies at 67
  • 2016-04-06 Dennis Davis, American drummer (David Bowie), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2016-05-21 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), dies at 51
  • 2017-01-18 Mike Kellie, British session and touring rock drummer (Spooky Tooth; The Only Ones), dies at 69
  • 2017-01-22 Jaki Liebesit, German rock drummer (Can), dies at 78
  • 2017-01-24 Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band), dies at 69
  • 2017-09-02 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), dies at 96
  • 2017-09-13 Grant Hart, American punk rock drummer and songwriter (Hüsker Dü), dies of liver cancer at 56
  • 2017-12-07 James "Sunny" Murray, American jazz musician and drummer, dies at 81
  • 2018-03-03 Patrick Doyle, English drummer (Veronica Falls, Boys Forever), dies at 32
  • 2018-05-01 John "Jabo" Starks, American drummer (James Brown, The J.B.'s), dies at 79
  • 2018-06-12 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), dies at 73
  • 2018-06-13 (Dominic Joseph) "D. J." Fontana, American rock and roll drummer (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
  • 2018-06-22 Vinnie Paul [Vincent Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), dies of a heart condition at 54
  • 2019-01-19 Ted McKenna, Scottish drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; Rory Gallagher), dies from surgery complication at 68
  • 2019-02-27 Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), dies at 89
  • 2019-03-11 Hal Blaine [Harold Belsky], American pop and rock session drummer (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 90
  • 2019-10-06 [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), dies at 80
  • 2020-01-07 Neil Peart, Canadian musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings) dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67
  • 2020-01-27 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, dies at 78
  • 2020-03-24 Bill Rieflin, American rock drummer (Nine Inch Nails; R.E.M.; King Crimson), dies at 59
  • 2020-04-30 Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer who pioneered Afrobeat sound, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2020-05-24 [Wilbur James] Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis' First Great Sextet), dies of lung cancer at 91
  • 2020-09-19 Lee Kerslake, British drummer (Uriah Heep; Ozzy Osbourne) dies of prostate cancer at 73 [1]
  • 2020-09-23 W. S. "Fluke" Holland, American rockabilly drummer (Sun Records), dies at 85
  • 2020-10-21 Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), dies at 107 [1]
  • 2020-11-25 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), dies of heart failure at 74
  • 2020-12-19 Pelle Alsing, Swedish drummer (Roxette - "Listen to Your Heart"), dies at 60

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